
Las Vegas Roulette Rules
Roulette
comes from the French term for �small wheel�. Variations of wheeled
games have been around for millennia. Legend has it that Roman soldiers
tipped their chariots over to play games on the spinning wheel as a
diversion between campaigns, and others tell of monks bringing a wheeled
game back from China in the middle ages. By all accounts, roulette became
widespread in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries, especially
in France and Monte Carlo.
Today, the roulette wheel is perhaps the best internationally recognized
icon symbolizing the glamour, excitement and prestige of highclass
casino gaming.
American Roulette wheels are divided into 38 evenly spaced slots numbered
0, 00 and 1 through 36. The zero slots are green and the other numbers
are either red or black. The evenly balanced wheel, usually made of
polished wood, turns on a spindle. The dealer spins the wheel in one
direction and releases a small ivory ball in the opposite direction
into the outer edge of the wheel, where it circles many times before
slowing down. As the ball loses momentum it falls toward the center
of the wheel and drops into one of the slots. It may bounce around from
slot to slot but eventually it settles into a single slot to end that
round of the game.
The fascination of the game comes from the many ways to place a bet
and the excitement and anticipation of watching the ball fall into a
slot.
Game Play:
Players make bets against the House by placing chips in various boxes
or on the lines between the boxes on the layout table.
The �Spin� button will not become active until at least one bet is
placed on the layout. Players can place additional bets, modify existing
bets or move chips from one location to another. The �Rebet� button
will place the same amount of chips on the same bets as you had on the
previous spin. Once all desired bets are placed, players click the �Spin�
button to spin up the wheel and release the ball. After a few seconds,
the ball begins to fall toward the center as the wheel slows down. When
the ball comes to rest in one of the slots all bets are settled.
The result of each spin is displayed in the tally board on the left
side of your screen, with most recent results appearing at the bottom.
Losing bets will be cleared from the layout and winning bets will
be paid according to the following table:
Roulette Payout
Table 

Inside Bets 
Odds Paid 
Single number 
35:1 
Split (two numbers) 
17:1 
Row (three numbers) 
11:1 
Triple (three numbers) 
11:1 
Corner (four numbers) 
8:1 
Top Line (First 5 numbers: 0, 00, 1, 2, 3) 
6:1 
Line (six numbers in two adjacent Rows) 
5:1 

Outside Bets 
Odds Paid 
1st, 2nd or 3rd Column (12 numbers) 
2:1 
1st, 2nd or 3rd Dozen 
2:1 
Red or Black 
1:1 
Odd or Even 
1:1 
Low Half (118) or High Half (1936) 
1:1 
Inside Bets are bets placed inside
the grid of numbers on the layout table. They include:
 Single  placing a bet on
individual numbers (like 00, 4, 23 or 35). Winning singles bets are
paid at 35to1.
 Split  placing a bet on the
line between two numbers (like 2 & 3, or 13 & 16). If the
ball lands on either number, the odds paid are 17to1.
 Row  placing a bet on the
first vertical line in a horizontal row of three numbers (like 7,
8, 9). If the ball lands in any one of the numbers in a row, the odds
paid are 11to1.
 Triple  placing a bet the
intersection of 0, 2, 00. If the ball lands on any one of these three
numbers, the odds paid are 11to1.
 Corner  placing a bet on
the corner of a group of four numbers (such as 19, 20, 22, 23). If
the ball lands on any one of the four numbers, odds are paid at 8to1.
 Top Line  the first 5 numbers
at the top of the grid (0, 00, 1, 2, 3). If the ball lands in any
one of these five spots, odds are paid at 6to1. To make this bet,
place your chips on the lefthand side of the grid at the horizontal
line separating the 0, 00 row from the 1, 2, 3 row.
 Line  is a group of six numbers
in two adjacent rows, all touching the same grid line. For example,
28, 29, 30 and 31, 32, 33 make up a Line. If the ball lands on any
one of the six numbers in the Line, odds are paid at 5to1. To make
a Line bet, place your chips on the horizontal street line at the
lefthand edge of the grid.
Outside Bets are bets placed outside
the grid of numbers on the layout table. They include:
 Columns  a vertical column
of numbers in the grid (for example; 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24,
27, 30, 33, 36). You place your bet outside the grid at the bottom
of the column, in the boxes marked with "2 to 1". If any one of the
numbers in the column comes up, odds are paid at 2to1. Columns do
not include either 0 or 00.
 Dozens  either the first,
second or third dozen nonzero numbers (112, 1324 and 2536, respectively).
If the ball lands in one of the twelve numbers in a dozen, the odds
paid are 2to1.
 Red/Black  bet on whether
the winning number is red or black. Winning bets are paid at 1to1.
 Odd/Even  bet on whether
the winning number is odd or even (excluding 0, 00). Winning bets
are paid at 1to1.
 High/Low  bet on whether
the winning number is in the low half (118) or the high half (1936).
Winning bets are paid at 1to1.
For example, if you have a winning bet of $20 on a single number (paid
at 35to1) you will get back your original bet of $20 plus 35 times your
bet of $20 ($700) for a total win of $720. As another example, if you
have a winning bet of $100 on color Red (1to1 odds), you will get back
your original bet of $100 plus another $100 for a total win of $200.
Players cannot wager more than the maximum for any particular bet
in any one round of the game. Roulette has two sets of maximum limits:
one for inside bets and one for outside bets (see Bet Type Table below).
Minimum and maximum limits are posted at the bottom center of the screen.
Note that you can wager the maximum on more than one bet per spin.
Roulette Bet Type Table 

Inside Bets 
Single number 
Split (two numbers) 
Row (three numbers) 
Corner (four numbers) 
Top Line (First 5 numbers: 0, 00, 1, 2, 3) 
Line (six numbers in two adjacent Rows) 

Outside Bets 
1st, 2nd or 3rd Column (12 numbers) 
1st, 2nd or 3rd Dozen 
Red or Black 
Odd or Even 
Low Half (118) or High Half (1936) 
The chips placed on the table layout below give an example of each
bet:
