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Easy to Play – Just Pick Your Numbers

Fun and social – it’s one of the oldest games at the casino. Plus, all that glitz and glamour!


If you’re a beginner or you’ve been around the wheel a few times, it’s key to know that roulette is really a game of pure chance. And you don’t need to be intimidated. So, let’s take a spin through game play, shall we?

Check the complete guide on How to play Roulette.


The Object of the Game

The object of the game is to guess where the ball will land on the wheel, by placing bets on the table.

How to Play Roulette in 5 Steps

  • Find the right roulette table for your play budget

    Find the right table for your play budget (based on chip or table minimums).

  • Purchase your roulette chips from the croupier

    Purchase chips from the croupier (dealer).

  • Place your roulette bets until the croupier says no more bets and puts the dolly on the table

    Place your bets (roulette chips) on your preferred spot on the table before the croupier says, “No more bets”.

  • When the ball lands on the roulette wheel, the winning number, colour, and when it's an odd or even number are announced

    The ball lands in a pocket on the wheel and the croupier announces the winning number, colour and whether it’s an odd or even number.

  • Croupier sweeps the losing chips, pays the winning roulette bets and lifts the clear plastic dolly piece

    The croupier sweeps in the losing chips, pays out the winning bets, and lifts a clear plastic piece from the table, known as the “dolly” signaling the start of the next round.

Getting Started

Make a Play Budget

It can be pretty easy to get swept up in all the excitement of roulette, so it’s always a good idea to decide on a budget before you play:

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Plan how much you want to spend and bring it in cash. Think of it as your entertainment budget for the night, like money you’d set aside for dinner and a movie.

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You may want to also set a win limit for yourself – the point at which you plan to walk away, even if you’re on a winning streak.

You must bet a minimum dollar amount for each roulette round

How to Choose a Roulette Table

Each roulette table has its own specific table minimum, which is the minimum dollar amount for every round you play. So be sure to choose one that suits your budget.

You must place the full minimum bet on either the inside or the outside – you can’t split it between the two. For example, if the minimum bet is $5, you can’t bet $3 on the inside and $2 on the outside.

On outside bets, you must put the table minimum on one individual wager (spot). But on the inside, you can spread bets across different numbers.

Buying Roulette Chips

Each roulette table has its own specially marked chips that can only be played at that table.

First, choose a specific colour of chips, so the croupier can keep track of everyone’s bets.

Second, select a dollar value for your chips, which could be as low as $1 per chip, or as high as $100 per chip.


There is no actual dollar amount on roulette chips because the chips don’t have value until you buy in. This makes it really easy to spend your money fast – because it doesn’t actually feel like money.

Each roulette table has its own specially marked chips


Be sure to cash out your roulette chips at the table you’ve played before you leave Once you leave the roulette table, the chips cannot be converted to regular casino chips or used elsewhere in the casino.

Placing Bets

There are two ways to bet in roulette - by placing chips on either the inside or the outside sections on the table. There are a number of betting options within each section.

Inside and outside betting areas on the roulette table.

Inside Bets Area

Inside bets are placed on the number on the table that corresponds with the number on the wheel you think the ball will land on.

Inside and outside betting areas on the roulette table

Outside Bets Area

Outside bets are placed on the table based on other possible wheel outcomes, such as odd-even numbers, red or black slots, etc.

What Happens if You Win

First of all, congratulations! Bask in that glory! While you’re celebrating, remember that the table is “frozen”, meaning you can’t touch your chips until the croupier is finished paying out to all the winners.


Croupiers do a lot of mental math and in rare cases they can make mistakes when calculating payouts. You may want to memorize or even write down the various payouts so you can confirm that you were paid the correct amount.

Cashing Out

Cashing Out

Feel like playing at another table? Reached your play budget for the night or ready for a break? At the end of the round, let the croupier know you’re done and they’ll exchange your roulette chips for regular casino chips.


Don’t forget to cash out at your table before you walk away! Later on, the croupier may not be able to recall the value you set your chips at. And remember that you can only cash out roulette chips at the table where they are from; you can’t cash out roulette chips at the cage.