Most casinos will provide you with an FAQ on how to play the different variations but more importantly, many roulette variations can be played for fun which gives you time to understand the rules before you commit money to it. While roulette is primarily a game of chance, some sites will even provide you with strategy as well as hints and tips on how you can increase your chances of a win.
There are a number of betting options when playing roulette, as a general rule, the more numbers you bet on, the higher your probability of winning but with a lower payout. Reversely, if you bet on fewer numbers, you have a lower probability of winning, but with a higher payout.
There are two main types of bets –Inside and Outside bets where the former refers to the all bets placed inside the betting grid with higher payouts. Outside bets are those that are placed on the outside of the betting grid and consist of larger groups of numbers with lowers odds.
Inside Bets consist of a Straight Up Bet which can offer up to 35 times your wager and is a bet on a particular number. A Split Bet is a bet on two numbers next to each other while a Street Bet is a wager on three numbers in a horizontal row. Corner Bet or Square Bet are wagers on a block of four numbers on the grid while a Line Bet is one where a player wagers on six numbers.
Outside Bets include the Column Bet which is a wager placed on one of the three vertical columns of twelve numbers, a Dozen Bet on the first dozen - numbers 1 to 12, second dozen – 13 to 24, or third dozen – 25 to 36. Other outside bets include High / Low, Even / Odd, and Colour bets where player bets on all black numbers or all red numbers.