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Roulette for beginners part one: Rules and variations


Roulette is an elegant and dynamic casino game that every gambler needs to master. In the first part of our roulette for beginners series, we will go over the basic roulette rules and bets.

Roulette rules and bets

Roulette is a French casino classic that has captivated players for more than two centuries. With a high payout percentage and an infinite number of possibilities and outcomes, roulette is the go-to game for millions of gamblers across the globe. The European version of the game consists of a roulette wheel with 37 numbers and a ball, and the goal is incredibly simple: to bet on which number or section the ball will land on. At the beginning of each round, players bet by placing their chips on any of the numbers or wheel sections. You can bet on single numbers, outside bets or a combination of sections and numbers.

The beauty of roulette is that you can choose how you want to play. There is an unlimited number of combinations to bet on, and every player has their own style. The key to becoming a roulette expert is to understand the risk and reward aspect of the game. Winning on a single number pays out 35 to 1, but the odds of winning are only 37 to 1. On the other side of the spectrum we have “outside bets”, which have lower payouts but higher odds of hitting. In other words: the riskier the bet, the more you can win.

Roulette allows you to bet on any combination of numbers and sections. Below are some of the most common bets:

  • Single numbers (0 – 36): The roulette wheel has 37 numbers, including a green zero. You can bet on as many numbers as you want (called betting straight up), or place a combination bet with multiple numbers. This includes neighbor bets and wheel sections.
  • Outside bets: In addition to the individual numbers, the table offers several types of outside bets. These include even chance bets with a payout of 1 to 1: red or black, odd or even, and low or high, and column and dozen bets with a payout of 2 to 1.

Popular roulette games at Boom Casino

If you’re ready to give the roulette wheel a spin, you will find a fantastic selection of roulette games right here at Boom Casino. Head over to the Roulette tab in our games lobby to find a variety of computer roulette games, such as European Roulette, French Roulette and American Roulette. For the ultimate roulette experience, visit our live casino to play with real roulette wheels and croupiers. Here you will find all the classic versions, plus exciting games like Lightning Roulette, Double Ball Roulette, and Immersive Roulette.

Make sure to come back for the second part of our roulette guide, where we will show you the best strategies and tips for winning!