Roulette Basics
September 23, 2018

Roulette is one of the oldest and most popular games played in modern South African Casino. Roulette is a unique table game as it has a mechanical device as the main element of the game. This is the Roulette wheel that is mounted horizontally on the end of the table. The wheel has numbered pockets ranging from 0 to 36 – and 00 in American Style Roulette.

In Roulette the bets are placed on an area of the table marked with separate boxes containing individual numbers. This marked area is called the game layout, and you may place bets on any particular number, any 4 adjacent numbers, a column or a dozen bet.

The wheel determines the outcome of a game of Roulette. Once the bets have been placed on the table, the wheel starts spinning and a small ball is released on to the wheel in the opposite direction of the spinning wheel. The ball slows and eventually stops in one of the numbered pockets in the Roulette wheel.

The odds on the table are:

Name Description of Bet Odds
Straight Bet A bet on a single number 35:1
Split Bet A bet on two adjacent numbers 17:1
Street Bet A bet on any three numbers in a row 11:1
Square Bet A bet on a block of four numbers 8:1
Line Bet A bet on six numbers, comprising two adjacent rows 5:1
Column Bet A bet on one of three vertical columns 2:1
Dozen Bet A bet on twelve numbers – either high, middle or low 2:1
Even-Money Bet A bet on eighteen numbers – either even, odd, red, black, high or low


There are two basic steps to follow to play a game of Roulette.

First, you must decide on the numbers, or groups of numbers, that you want to bet on. To place your bets on these numbers, left-click on the table felt. You can place chips on individual numbers or on the borders shared by two or more numbers. If you want to decrease or remove a bet from the table, right-click the chip pile.

Once you have placed your bet, click the Spin button to start the game. The Roulette wheel will start spinning and a small ball will be released on to the wheel in the opposite direction of the spinning wheel. The ball will lose speed and eventually stop in one of the numbered pockets in the wheel.

If the ball lands on a number that you have bet on, then you have won.