The roulette wheel and the roulette rules are an essential part in any online casino. To walk around on a casino floor without seeing a spinning roulette wheel would be very strange, but many people still choose to just watch while others are playing. If this is caused by poor knowledge about the rules, only these people can answer. Basic knowledge of the roulette rules have never hurt anybody, so here they are!

The first thing that happens when you are going to play roulette is the betting. There is a table or a tray next to the roulette table and here is where they put their bettings. How this table or tray looks like varies from one place to another after what website one is playingon. The roulette rules have usually little to say for the tray or tables look.

According to the roulette rules must the wheel be spun against the clock at the same time as the ball is sent clockwise. The dealer or croupier, as it is called, spins the wheel and tells when to stop betting. The rules says that the wheel has to be moving for all bettings to be valid.

The wheel is departed with the help of metal frames in 37 sections with each belonging number around the wheels centre, but with 38 sections if you are playing american roulette. The ball have to fall into one of these sections causing the ball to stop on a winning number. The rules says then that the croupier decides who has won by looking at the color of the sections where the ball lies and the section`s number. Both these values have to be announced loudly by the croupier. The croupier also have to point out this information.

The only exception to the roulette rules when it comes to winning bettings is the section that is marked with the number 0. This section is the house winning number, and all bettings goes to the house if not a player has put his bet there. If the ball stops in any other section, the one who has bet on this number and that color will win. The rules allows betting both on colors and numbers.

Of course is there exceptions from the above mentioned rules as in any other games and card games. Most exceptions from the rules are decided of the sort of roulette that is played, and which online casino which is played. For instance, in some places the winning section is only marked by pointing at it. European roulette has only one section where the house win (0), while american roulette has two sections where the house wins (0 od 00).

The roulette rules are incredibly easy to understand as long as you know which variant of the game you are playing. If you dont know it can be terrible confusing when the play isnt going as you expected it to do. With the knowledge of the basic rules it becomes easier to see the difference between the different plays, something that makes it easier to calculate your odds for success.

Hope this help when you decide to play roulette on an online kasino.

By Harald Hoel
Harald Hoel, a skilled online casino player and creator of gambling articles.