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How to Play Roulette

How To Play Roulette - LeoVegas Online Casino Guide

We have an extensive live casino games collection here at LeoVegas, with classics such as Blackjack and Roulette. But what good is having a wide variety if you're unsure how to play Blackjack, or you're a Roulette novice? Thankfully, we provide the answers to all your questions in this handy guide.

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The Basics of Roulette

Roulette is one of the most popular live casino games in the world, and while it has different variations, ultimately it’s a classic game of chance. With a variety of betting options available, the gameplay ultimately sees a ball on a wheel, which randomly drops into one of several pockets numbered from 1-36. It’s up to players to decide where they think the ball will land.

At LeoVegas, our online casino is full of Roulette variants, such as Blaze Live Roulette, which provide a sleek, sophisticated, and fully-immersive experience for our players, no matter their experience level. Friendly croupiers help to create a welcoming environment and to guide you through your betting options.

How to Place Bets in Roulette

Speaking of betting options, allow us to dissect some of the ones you will be able to place as you play a game of LeoVegas Live Roulette. These range from simple bets, such as red or black, or odd and even, to slightly more complex bets, such as street bets, and corner bets. Don’t panic, as we’ll explain all to you now.

Inside Bets


This is a bet on just one number, which is done by placing your chips within the square that contains your chosen number. This pays at odds of 35/1.


The Split bet is made on two numbers if you can’t choose between them. That said, they will need to be adjacent numbers, as you place your chips on the dividing line between the two. If the two numbers you are torn between are not adjacent, you’ll need to place two individual Straight bets. A Split bet pays out at 17/1.

Street Bet

Each row of three numbers is referred to as a Street. To place a bet that one of the numbers in the Street, simply place your chips on the outer line of the row. This pays at 11/1.

Six Line

The Six Line is essentially placing a bet on two Streets, which covers a total of six numbers. Chips are placed on the connecting line at the end of the two Streets. This pays out at 5/1.


A corner bet sees the chips placed in the centre of the cross that connects four numbers in a square. This will pay at odds of 8/1.

Outside Bets

Red or Black

In Roulette, 18 of the numbers are Red, and 18 are Black. Place your chips on whichever you think will come up. This pays at 1/1.

Odd or Even

Similar to the Red or Black bet, players can choose whether they think the next number the Roulette wheel lands on will be an Odd number or an Even number. This also pays out at 1/1.

High or Low

A final bet that pays 1/1 is whether or not you think the next number will be a High number (from 19-36) or a Low one (from 1-18).


An advancement on the High or Low bet, players can also place their chips on whether they think the next number will be with the bracket of the 1-12, 13-24, or 25-36. This pays at 2/1.


Given that a Street is made up of three numbers, there are also three Columns in play. These are also split into groups of 12 but feature different numbers to the Dozens. Chips are placed at the end of the Column you believe the next number will appear in. This also pays at odds of 2/1.

There are a few other bets that apply to certain variations of Roulette, but given that they aren’t standard, we’ve elected not to explain them in great detail. More information can be found in the relevant information menus of your chosen game.

Variations of Roulette

Live European and American Roulette

European Roulette features 36 numbered pockets, and also a single green zero on the wheel. American Roulette offers a green double-zero in addition to the standard pockets. Essentially, this means that the house edge is greater in American Roulette, even though the payout of 35/1 for a single number is the same. At LeoVegas, the majority of our Roulette tables feature the standard European version, although those that wish to play American Live Roulette can do so.

Live Auto Roulette

Exactly the same as Live Roulette, Live Auto Roulette is played automatically, instead of using a croupier. This is ideal for those players that want to experience the live casino game without distraction.

Live Speed Roulette

Again, Live Speed Roulette follows the European version of the game but is played at a quicker pace than standard games. This is handy for those that wish to complete more rounds in a shorter space of time.

Native Language Tables

At LeoVegas, we’re committed to being the King of Casino, and in order to do that, we have to meet the demands of our players no matter where they hail from. To help them feel at home, we feature a whole host of Roulette games that are presented in other languages and styles. These include Live London Roulette for our UK players, Live Spanish Roulette for the Spanish speaking players and Live Arabic Roulette for our Arabic speaking players. Plus, you can live stream to selected land-based casinos including Aspers, Hippodrome, and Dragonara.

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Roulette FAQs

How Do I Win at Roulette?

There is no fixed strategy for winning at Roulette, either in a real-life casino, or an online casino. This is because the result of each spin is totally random, and there is no way to predict which number the wheel will stop on.

Which is Better, Online Roulette or Land-Based Roulette?

Obviously, we’re going to be a little bit biased here, but the fact of the matter is they are two different versions of the same game. That said, online Roulette offers players more freedom in choosing when to play, as there is no need to travel. Furthermore, you can switch tables swiftly, and play at your own pace with the wide variety of tables available.

What is the Best Bet to Place in Roulette?

‘Best’ is a subjective term, but if you’re after more likely bets, then Outside Bets are most likely to yield a win. This isn’t a guarantee, but backing a number to be either Red or Black is much more likely than picking a specific number, although the potential winnings will be less.

What are Hot and Cold Numbers?

‘Hot’ numbers are those that have appeared most frequently on a specific wheel. ‘Cold’ numbers are those that have appeared least frequently. This again is down to random chance, and shouldn’t influence your betting. Just because the number 32, for example, has appeared twice in the last ten spins, it doesn’t make it any more likely to appear again than any of the other numbers.

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Live Casino and Betting at LeoVegas

So now you’re clued up about how to play Roulette. But what about our other most played live casino games? Keep checking back to our casino blog to find out all about those games as well. It’s not just live casino games we have in our collection though, as we also boast some of the best online slots in the industry. Need a hand deciding which ones to play? Why not take a look at our most played online slots?

Bet On Sports

Finally, we also boast some of the most competitive and wide-ranging online betting markets here at LeoVegas, with our players able to place wagers on the likes of horse racing and basketball. You can also explore our latest Premier League betting tips and Tennis betting tips if you so wish.

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