Roulette is a simple casino game that has been played for hundreds of years. The game is totally luck, there is no skill involved whatsoever, although there is some slight strategy involved. There are certain bets that can be made in roulette that can pay out in a major way.

Different spaces on the roulette board have different payout odds. The higher that odds, the less likely that event is to occur. So if you are looking for a game with minimum skill and maximum excitement, roulette is the game for you.

The first thing to learn about roulette is what you can bet on, and how much you will win if you bet correctly. An important thing to remember about roulette is that you can bet on multiple spaces per spin. The different betting options and odds are:

  • 0-36 Single Number: 35 to 1
  • 0-36 On the Line (betting on 2 side by side numbers): 17 to 1
  • Betting on a whole row of numbers: 11 to 1
  • Corner (betting on 4 adjacent numbers) : 8 to 1
  • Betting on two whole rows of numbers: 5 to 1
  • Betting on sections (1-12, 13-24, 25-36) : 2 to 1
  • Betting on halves (1-18 , 19-36) : 1 to 1
  • Betting on Red or Black: 1 to 1
  • Betting on Odd or Even: 1 to 1

So, those are your options for each spin, and you will need to formulate your own personal strategy for betting that will make you the most money. The 1 to 1 odds offer a nearly 50% chance of winning (the 0 slot gives the house a small advantage). Overall though, the best chance of winning is by playing the 1 to 1 odds.

If you are feeling risky and want to bet on the single number, it’s fairly unadvisable. Hitting the number is very difficult and most of the time you won’t get it right. Although there is a chance you may hit it, but it is very rare. Your chances of hitting your single number are 1 in 36, and you can increase your chances by picking more than one number, but then you are risking even more money.

As you start playing you will start picking up more and more individual roulette strategy, doing what seems best to you, but if there are a few more advances and complex strategies, but still remember, the game is entirely luck and skill-free.