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Roulette

Introduced in mid 18th century France by a police lieutenant general named Sartine, roulette is an exciting game that is easy to play.

Roulette

Introduced in mid 18th century France by a police lieutenant general named Sartine, roulette is an exciting game that is easy to play.

The object of the game

The object is to predict on which number the ball will come to rest after being spun in the roulette wheel.

The English roulette wheel is divided into slots numbered 0 to 36.

The American roulette wheel is divided into slots numbered 0, 00 to 36.

The Bets

In both English roulette and American roulette, there are two categories of bets:

  • Inside bets, on which the player may bet on one, two, three, four, five, or six numbers with a single wager.
  • Outside bets, on which the player may bet on twelve or eighteen numbers with a single wager.

During each game, the player may bet on as many numbers or combinations of numbers as he likes. However, the wagers on each betting spot must respect the minimum and maximum amounts indicated at the table. The player places his wheel checks on the specific betting spot of the table layout himself, or he may ask the dealer to do so. Each player is responsible for the positioning of his wager on the roulette layout, even if he is assisted by the dealer.

English roulette

American roulette

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Image – English roulette
Image – American roulette


BET

DESCRIPTION

PAYOUT

INSIDE BETS
A Straight up One number 35 to 1
B Split Two numbers 17 to 1
C Street Three numbers 11 to 1
D Corner Four numbers 8 to 1
E English roulette
Top line
American roulette
Top line
 
0, 1, 2, 3
 
0, 00, 2, 3
 
8 to 1
 
6 to 1
F Sixline Six numbers 5 to 1
G English roulette
Courtesy line
American roulette
Courtesy line
 
0 Straight up
 
0-00 Split
 
35 to 1
 
17 to 1
OUTSIDE BETS
H First dozen
Second dozen
Third dozen
1 to 12
13 to 24
25 to 36
2 to 1
2 to 1
2 to 1
I Column (34)
Column (35)
Column (36)
Twelve numbers
Twelve numbers
Twelve numbers
2 to 1
2 to 1
2 to 1
J Low
Odd
Red
Black
Even
High
1 to 18
Eighteen numbers
Eighteen numbers
Eighteen numbers
Eighteen numbers
19 to 36
1 to 1
1 to 1
1 to 1
1 to 1
1 to 1
1 to 1
I G F D C B A E H J I G F D C B A E H J

Wheel Checks (Chips)

All players in a roulette game place their wagers in the same betting area. In order to eliminate confusion over the ownership of the inside bets, each player purchases wheel checks of a specific color at the table and determines their value before beginning to play. This way, each player plays with wheel checks of a different color. As a result, wheel checks may only be played at the table where they were purchased. They have no value anywhere else and the player must exchange them for regular value chips before leaving the table. Occasional bettors may play with value chips provided that they respect the conditions established by the Société des casinos du Québec.

The Game

The dealer spins the wheel in one direction and the roulette ball in the other. Bets may be made until the dealer announces « Rien ne va plus » (No more bets!). For a spin to be valid, the ball must complete at least seven revolutions without any obstruction. When the ball comes to rest on a number, the dealer announces the winning number and marks it on the layout. All wagers involving this number are winners and are paid according to the payout in the betting charts. All other wagers lose. Players must wait for the dealer to announce « Faites vos jeux » (Place your bets) before placing their bets for the next game.

This text gives a summary of the main rules regarding roulette. For more detailed information, please consult Québec's By-law respecting casino games available at Publications du Québec. In case of a discrepancy between the rules in this text and those in the By-law, the rules in the By-law prevail.
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