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Roulette

Yes, all of the casinos that we recommend offer the option to play roulette for free. Select your chips, place your bets and click spin. You can then practice playing until you are ready to play for real money.

The odds vary slightly based on the type of roulette game that is played. European roulette has slightly better odds than American roulette. The betting odds in American roulette of hitting a single number with a straight-up bet are 37 to 1, since there are 38 numbers (1 to 36, plus 0 and 00). However, the house only pays out 35 to 1 on winning bets.

The odds in European roulette are slightly better since there is no 00 on the board. (1 to 36, plus 0)

The house edge is with the 0 and 00, as these numbers cannot be won by the player.

Please view the following chart:

Bet Type Bets Odds & Payouts Win Probability in %
European French American European French American
Inside Straight Up 35:1 35 to 1 35:1 2.70 2.70 2.60
Inside Split 17:1 17 to 1 17:1 5.40 5.40 5.30
Inside Street 11:1 11 to 1 11:1 8.10 8.10 7.90
Inside Corner 8:1 8 to 1 8:1 10.80 10.80 10.50
Inside Basket     -    - 6:1     -     - 13.2
Inside Line 5:1 5 to 1 5:1 16.2 16.2 15.8
Outside Red/Black 1:1 1 to 1 1:1 48.65 48.65 47.37
Outside Even/Odd 1:1 1 to 1 1:1 48.65 48.65 47.37
Outside High/Low 1:1 1 to 1 1:1 46.65 46.65 47.37
Outside Column 2:1 2 to 1 2:1 32.40 32.40 31.60
Outside Dozen 2:1 2 to 1 2:1 32.40 32.40 31.60

Called bets only apply to European and French roulette.

These are the types of available called bets:

Neighbors of Zero - A bet on all 17 numbers near to the green zero.

Thirds of the Wheel - A bet on 12 numbers which are found adjacent to the neighbors of zero.

Zero Game - A bet on seven numbers near to the green zero.

The Orphans - A bet on any of the numbers which are not covered by the other called bets.

The Neighbors - A bet on 5 adjacent numbers

The Finals - A bet on the last digit (e.g. 5 would be a bet on 5, 15, 25, 35)

An outside bet is when you are not betting on a specific number, but instead choose to bet on odd or even, red or black, 1-18, or 1-36. These bets while they are lower risk, they still offer the house an edge due to the 0 and 00 on the board.

A straight bet is the simplest type of bet to understand in roulette. It is simply choosing a number (for example: 7), if the ball lands on the number then the player wins with the payout calculated as 35:1.

The odds are slightly better for the player with European roulette.

American roulette has both a 0 and a 00.

European roulette only has a 0.

If the ball lands on either the 0 or 00, the house automatically wins. This means it is in the players best interest to play European roulette.

Roulette is all about statistics, the payout for selection the correct number the ball lands on is 35 to 1.

That being stated there is a house edge due to the 0 and 00. The odds of winning are actually 2.6% for American roulette, and slightly better odds of 2.7% with European roulette.