How to Play Roulette

It all comes down to the spin of the roulette wheel. With no bluffs, no strategising against other players, and no experience needed, roulette is the ultimate game of testing how lucky you truly are.

Suitable for beginners and masters of the table alike, roulette is an exciting and unpredictable game that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  


The objective is simple: win as much as you can on the spins..

How to play 

To win, all you need to do is correctly guess which number on the roulette wheel the ball will land in. You can increase the odds by betting on more than one number at once. Increasing the numbers will decrease your payout, but you’ll be more likely to win - it’s your choice.

Just don’t forget to ensure your bet has been placed prior to the dealer calling “no more bets” otherwise you risk not being a part of that round.

There are two types of roulette wheels that are commonly used. The European wheel has the numbers 0 to 36, both are European wheels, but one includes the 00 slot.


To increase your chances of winning, there are a variety of betting options that add a little more complexity and excitement to the game.

Outside bets

Outside bets are the safer bets that have better odds of winning, but mean you get lower return on your wins. You are choosing a large range of numbers that you believe the ball will land on after the spin.

As roulette is all about simplicity, these bets are made by placing your chips around the outside edges of the roulette table in the spot that corresponds to the type of bet you are making. 

There are six types of outside bets:

  1. 1 to 18 – you bet on all the numbers 1 to 18 with a 1 to 1 payout if the ball lands on any of these numbers.

  2. 19 to 36 – you bet on all the numbers 19 to 36 with a 1 to 1 payout.

  3. Red or black – you bet that the ball will land on either a red or a black number with a 1 to 1 payout.

  4. Even or odd – you bet that the ball will land on either an even or odd number with a 1 to 1 payout.

  5. Dozen bets – you bet on one of three ranges: 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36 with a 2 to 1 payout.

  6. Column bets – you bet down a vertical line of numbers on the roulette board with a 2 to 1 payout.

Inside bets

To increase the thrill and excitement of the roulette table, inside bets have much larger payout odds but a smaller chance of winning.

There are five types of inside bets:

Straight up – betting on one number with a 35 to 1 payout.

Split – you bet on two adjoining numbers, these can be next to each other vertically or horizontally, with a 17 to 1 payout.

Street – you bet on the three numbers in a horizontal line on the board with an 11 to 1 payout. This can also be used to bet on 0/1/2 or 0/2/3.

Corner – you bet on four numbers that are set together in a square layout on the board with an 8 to 1 payout.

Six Line – you bet on two ‘streets’ that are next to each other on the board with a 5 to 1 payout. 


You can purchase your designated colour chips at the roulette table. These chips are specific to you and the table and can be converted into cash chips when you decide to leave the table.

If you have any questions about roulette, please see one of the friendly SkyCity Adelaide staff.