Roulette is a really simple game to learn. There is not really much to it. The aim of the game is to predict where the ball will land on the wheel.

The betting table is as follows

There are two main types of bets to have. The inside and the outside. I’ll start with the outside because they are the easiest. These are denoted by the 10s above. The most popular ones are the even money bets. These are red, black, odd, even, 1-18 and 19-36. On the diagram, only a bet on the black is shown. To place a bet on any of the others just place a chip on the name. Even money is the same as doubling your money. For example, if you put £10 on black and it won, you’d get £20 back which is your £10 stake and £10 in winnings.

The other outside bets are columns and dozens. These both pay 2/1. From the board, you can work out the numbers which will be winners. For example, in the middle dozen bet, any number between 13 and 24 inclusive will win. £10 on a dozen bet pays £30 in total. That’s £20 winnings and £10 in stake back.

Inside bets are the straight up, split, street, corner and line. They are shown above on the inside. They pay various amounts. A straight up bet pays 35/1 so £1 on a number will pay out £36 in total.

This table shows the bets, odds and returns of the main roulette bets.

BetOdds£1 bet returns (including stake)
Straight Up35 to 1£36
Split17 to 1£18
Street11 to 1£12
Corner8 to 1£9
Line5 to 1£6
Column/Dozen2 to 1£3
Red/Black
Odd/ Even
1-18/ 19-36
1 to 1£2

If that didn’t make any sense, try watching the video below. Its from the Hippodrome Casino in London.