How Does Roulette Work?


Roulette has a rumor of being a game based purely on luck, but it is much easier once you learn the game. The notion of it being a game of chance will disappear once you get the hang of it. This online live casino game is easy to master and will leave you biting your nails with every spin. So let’s learn this heart-wrenching game with our beginner’s guide, which is precise to the very end. Keep reading to learn the inner workings of this popular casino game.

Roulette is quite an easy game, where players have to determine where the little white ball will land on the rotating wheel at the end of every spin and simultaneously make a combination of bets. The name Roulette has a French origin for small wheels. True to its name, the game uses a concave wheel that has several equally sized pockets.

The wheel rotates, and the dealer spins the ball around the edge of the wheel. As the ball begins slowing down, it settles down in a pocket on the wheel, giving everyone the winning bets. Naturally, the ball can only land on one pocket with a single number on it, but that does not mean that only one kind of bet can be placed there! Roulette games are fun because different roulette bets can be made based on a singular pocket.

Given below are some examples of bets that can be made in Roulette:

  • Betting on the particular number where the ball lands or mixed with other possible outcomes positioned closely on the UI table layout. 
  • Betting on the ball landing on a pocket with an odd or even number.
  • Betting on the sector of the wheel where the ball lands.
  • Betting on the winning number being on the higher or lower end of the spectrum on the wheel.
  • Betting on a pocket that is either black, red, or green colored.

Before getting into the more subtle details of Roulette playing, you must understand the basics. Continue reading the article to familiarize yourself with the whole gameplay.

What Is the Work of a Roulette Dealer?

All roulette wheels are operated by a dealer or croupier (Not including the automatic roulette tables). If you have been to a casino or seen them on some movies, you will be familiar with these hosts handing out physical chips and paying out your bets in brick-and-mortar casinos, but in online live Roulette, that is not so. Instead, their main job is to spin the wheel and the ball, welcome new guests, and announce the game details to enhance your experience and make it as enjoyable as possible. 

Hosts on our site are welcoming and very approaching as well. They always entertain whatever questions you might have and try to respond to any requirements in the chat box. So click on the chatbox and ask whenever you have a doubt. 

Did you know? A number of our hosts have worked in actual land-based casinos. Moreover, every one of our dealers has gone through extensive training at a dedicated live casino academy.

The Layout of the Roulette Table


Except for a few variants, all roulette tables follow the standard setup. However, since you are beginning to learn how to play live Roulette, we suggest you look at the European roulette table before exploring further.

The standard setup of roulette layout involves the layout being sectioned into a grid with 37 different areas. Each one has a whole number ranging from 0 to 36. The pocket with the number 0 is always painted green, while the others are divided into red and black colors. 

If you inspect closely, you will find 12 more divisions known as the Outside Bets.

Wheel Numbers

A standard roulette wheel contains 37 numbers. 18 of these are black colored (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 33, and 35). The remaining 18 numbers are colored red (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 32, 34, and 36), leaving the pocket with the number 0 which is colored green. It is the only pocket with green color on both the wheels and the roulette table layout.

Roulette Ball

Once all the bets are placed, the inner wheel is spun in the opposite direction to the previous spin; the ball is then thrown in the opposite direction to the inner wheel and is kept to settle down in one of the pockets, showing the winning number. The roulette ball usually has a diameter of 3/4 of an inch or 5/8 of an inch. The most commonly used materials for the ball are Ivorine or Teflon. Roulette balls made of Ivorine are considered highly volatile as they bounce much more, while Teflon provides a heavier weight that doesn’t bounce around much.

Did you know? The Roulette wheel is often called the Devil’s Wheel because adding up all the numbers on the wheel results in 666- the number of the beast!

How Do You Bet in Roulette?

The bets placed in Roulette are the Inside Bets and Outside Bets, each displayed on the table. Some versions of Roulette feature what are called Call Bets or Special Bets.

While playing online, once you see the words “PLACE YOUR BETS” on the screen, you will know that the table is ready to receive bets. The dealer then will ask you to position your chips on the area of the table where your desired wager is written. The bets will then be locked, and the ball will be spun. Finally, you will see the words “BETS CLOSED,” meaning that no more bets can be placed until the end of this round.

Once the ball has stopped at a pocket, the game will show the winning number and automatically pay out all the winning bets that the players made. In most land-based casinos, new wagers are suspended until all the winning bets have been paid. Whereas in online live Roulette, bets are paid automatically; new bets can also be placed immediately. 

Another difference in land-based Roulette is that the dealer indicates the winning number with a staple of brick-and-mortar casinos– the dolly. It protects the winning bets while the dealer removes all the losing bets from the table. In addition, this ensures that players cannot add more chips onto the winning number when the dealer is not looking.

Worth of Roulette Chips

When you are learning to play Roulette, you must also learn to use roulette chips properly, as they represent your real money. In online Roulette, the chips are displayed on the lower side of the screen and are used the same way as done in actual casinos. 

Roulette also uses color-coded chips and represents different monetary values like every other casino game. These values vary from provider to provider, and hence you should carefully look at the values given in the table reference before playing. In a general online roulette game, the lowest chip value is $0.10 and goes up to $2, far lower than average land-based casinos.

Once you have decided on your bet, click the chip and place the bet on the desired table, denoting the wager.

Why Should You Play Online Roulette?

We offer you the best gaming experience no matter where you are playing from. In addition, we offer many in-game features that take your knowledge to the next level. 

Favourite Bets

Do you have a particular bet that you enjoy playing the most? The Favourite Bets feature allows you to save up to 15 bets which you can place immediately while playing. You can profit from this feature at our slower tables as it is available throughout the entire selection. 

In-Game Statistics

It may seem not very clear when you start playing, but you will eventually appreciate this. 

We give you the option to choose from Hot Numbers and Cold Numbers, which indicate which numbers have appeared most frequently and which have not. These statistics are calculated on the previous 500 rounds. 

Chat Features

As briefly mentioned above, the chat feature of our game enables you to interact and socialize with numerous other players while the action unfolds on-screen. So, click on the Live Chat button and talk with others, where some experienced players may even disclose some tricks of the trade. But bar from using harsh language, as you may be blocked from using this feature.


Roulette playing is much fun when you get the hang of it, but you have to learn it well to get the best experience. So step into this virtual world of online Roulette and delve into it. We hope you have learned much about Roulette to start a match; please ask us anytime if you have any queries.

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