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Roulette

Roulette
Predict where the ball comes to rest

Roulette is the most widely played table game in the world and can be recognised by the gaming table with the familiar cylinder. But how exactly does it work? Get to know roulette and find out for yourself how exciting it is!

You can play roulette in all 14 venues of Holland Casino.

Objective of Roulette
Predict the winning number

The object of roulette is to predict the winning number. This is determined by where the ball comes to rest in the roulette cylinder. Did you predict it correctly? Then you can win up to 35x your bet with one chip.

How does it work?
Brief game explanation

1. PLACING A BET

A roulette table has 37 numbers: 0 (zero) to 36. You can bet on one or more numbers by placing your chip(s) on the table. You can also bet on the outside odds: red or black, even or odd and low (1-18) or high (19-36). If you want to bet on a spot where there are already chips, place your own chips on top.

2. GAME FLOW

Place your bet on the table. The croupier sets the roulette cylinder in motion and lets the ball roll through the cylinder.

3. WHO WINS?

Now it gets exciting: in which number will the ball come to rest? If you have bet on a winning chance, you have won!

Bet
Bet with chips

How do you place a bet?

Roulette is played with value chips or chips of a specific colour. Playing with coloured chips makes it easy to recognise your bet. Coloured chips can only be used at the table where you got them. You can change money for chips by placing money on the gaming table. When you finish playing, you exchange your coloured chips for value chips. You can then have these paid out at the cashier's desk.

You can bet from €2.50. Before you play, always pay close attention to the minimum and maximum stake of the table. This varies per establishment and is always indicated on the table.

When do you bet?

You can bet after each round until the croupier says you can't place any more and makes a waving arm movement across the table. While doing so, you may hear the phrase "rien ne va plus" regularly pass by. From then on, your bet is final.

Payout
on a win

What you get paid out depends on how you bet. You can bet on one number, but by spreading your bet over several numbers, you increase your chances of winning. We list the payouts for you. We distinguish between number odds and outside odds.

NUMBER ODDS

•    Straight up - one number: 35x bet;
•    Split - two numbers: 17x bet;
•    Street - three numbers: 11x bet;
•    Corner - four numbers: 8x bet;
•    Sixline - six numbers: 5x bet.

OUTSIDE ODDS

•    Columns and Dozen - 12 numbers: 2x bet;
•    Red or black, even or odd, low (1-18) or high (19-36) - 18 numbers: 1x bet.

Neighbours bet
Choose a number range

On every Roulette gaming table, you'll find a separate, oval betting area: the neighbours bet. This is where you play the neighbour game or series. These are a number of numbers lying together in the roulette cylinder. If you play roulette more often, you might develop a particular preference for a number series. By playing neighbours or series, you don't have to keep thinking about which numbers to bet on. It also allows you to cover multiple numbers instantly, spreading your chances of winning. Only the croupier can bet on the neighbour print for you.

Neighbours bet

With the neighbours bet, you bet on a number as well as the two numbers next to it on both sides. For example, if you bet on 23 neighbours, you will play for number 23, but also for numbers 8 and 30 (to the left of 23) and 10 and 5 (to the right of 23). So in total, you play with five chips on five numbers. If one of these numbers falls, you win 35x your bet!

SERIES

On the neighbour print you will find four series: the zero-game, series 5/8 (small series), series 0/2/3 (large series) and the orphelins. With the series, you can easily play multiple numbers. What you get paid out depends on which number falls. We explain for each series how it works:

Series 5/8 (small series)
The 5/8 series is also called the small series. If you play this series, you bet with six chips on a total of twelve numbers: 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30 and 33/36. If a number from this series falls, you win 17x your bet.

Series 0/2/3 (big series)
Series 0/2/3 is known as the big series. You bet with nine chips on the following numbers: 0/2/3 (two pieces), 4/7, 12/15, 18/21, 19/22, 25/29 (two pieces) and the 32/35.

Payout:

  • Does a split fall, say 21? Then you win 17x your bet;

  • Does a street fall, say 2? With a street you normally win 11x in your bet, but because you bet two in the big series, in this case you win 22x your bet;

  • Does a corner fall, say 25? With a corner, you normally win 8x your bet, but because you bet two in the big series, you win 16x your bet in this case. 

Zero game
With the zero game, you play a combination of seven numbers that lie around the 0. These seven numbers are next to each other in the roulette cylinder and you can play with four chips. You then bet on the numbers 0/3, 12/15, 26 and 32/35.

Payout:

  • Does a straight up, say 26, fall? Then you win 35x your bet;

  • Does a split, say 3? Then you win 17x your bet. 

Orphelins
If you play the orphelins, you bet with five chips on the numbers 1, 6/9, 14/17, 17/20 and the 31/34.

Payout:

  • Does a straight up, say 1, fall? Then you win 35x your bet;

  • Does a split fall, say number 9? Then you win 17x your bet;

  • Does the 17 fall? This one is 2x part of a split. So you win 34x your bet.

Risks
High

Roulette is a high-risk game. Read what that means here.

Glossary

  • Odds: betting on red/black, 1-18 (low), 19-36 (high), even and odd (this wins you 1x your bet);

  • Cheveaux: multiple splits;

  • Corner (carré): betting on four numbers connected on the gaming table;

  • Croupier: the croupier deals the cards and is also called the dealer or the bank;

  • Dolly: transparent cube used by the croupier to indicate the winning number;

  • Dozen: betting option on the first (1 to 12), second (13 to 24) and/or third (25 to 36) 12 numbers in a separate betting box;

  • First four: numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3 (corner); 

  • Final game: betting on three to four numbers with the same final number (for example: 3, 13, 23 and 33, or: 7, 17 and 27); 

  • Large series: extra betting option where you play with nine chips on seventeen numbers;

  • Small series: additional betting option where you play with six chips on 12 numbers;

  • Ball: ball in the roulette cylinder;

  • Columns: betting option on numbers 1-34, 2-35 and/or 3-36 in a separate betting box; 

  • Manque: numbers 1-18;

  • Number odds: betting on one or more numbers (e.g. straight-up and sixline);

  • Orphelins: additional betting option where you play on eight numbers with five chips;

  • Paroli: if you have bet on a neighbour game or series, you can bet your winnings on the same game again in the next round. You then indicate to the croupier that you want to play 'paroli';

  • Passe: numbers 19-36;

  • Rien ne va plus: place nothing more;

  • Sixline (transversale simple): bet on six numbers connected on the gaming table;

  • Split (cheval): betting on two numbers that are next to or below each other on the gaming table;

  • Straight up (en plein): bet on one number;

  • Street (transverse square): betting on three numbers that are next to each other on the gaming table;

  • Zero: the 0 is pronounced 'zero';

  • Zero game: additional betting option where you bet with four chips on a combination of seven numbers lying around the zero.