The game takes its name from the French for ‘little wheel’ and it is this wheel that provides the action. The spinning wheel is divided into 37 numbered segments (0 to 36) and a ball is released in the wheel. Players simply bet on which segment the ball will stop on.
To make the game more interesting the segments are coloured red or black (except 0, which is green). Furthermore, the order of the numbers on the wheel and in the betting area is set in such a way so as to greatly expand the betting options. Thanks to this, there are many types of bet and they allow players to build advanced betting strategies.
The spinning wheel occupies the top left corner of the screen. Just below it is a close up which allows you to see where the ball has come to rest. The majority of the screen consists of the betting area where you place chips before each round. Below that are the chips you can choose from as well as some basic buttons such as ‘Repeat Bet’. Above the betting area is a window that displays the results of the last few spins.
Roulette has many different types of bet:
- Straight Up: A bet placed on a single number.
- Split: A bet on two numbers that are next to one another in the betting area.
- Street: A bet on three numbers that form a vertical line on the betting area. Betting on the numbers 0, 1 and 2 or 0, 2 and 3 is also considered street bets.
- Corner: A bet on four numbers that form a square on the betting area.
- Topline: A bet placed on the numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3.
- Line: A bet on two adjacent streets (six numbers).
- Dozen: A bet on a group of twelve numbers (1st 12, 2nd 12 or 3rd 12).
- Column: A bet on the twelve numbers that form one of the three columns on the betting area.
- Even Chance: These are bets such as Red/Black, Odd/Even, 1 to 18 or 19 to 36.
It is possible to win payouts ranging from 1:1 all the way up to 35:1.