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American roulette

Roulette is quite simply THE classic.

“Faites vos jeux!”, or “Place your bets!”, as they say in roulette, the oldest of all casino games. Play for as little as CHF 2 every day. Read the most important rules in advance to familiarise yourself with roulette before your visit to the Grand Casino Bern.

No more bets
The croupier’s famous “Rien ne va plus!”. No more bets may be placed after this is announced.

The capital of a roulette game table. The legendary “breaking the bank” does not refer to the casino as a whole, just the table bank.

The act of placing one or more tokens by the player or the croupier.

Call bet
A bet announced in a game.

In roulette, there are different ways of winning: even money chances, which pay out one-to-one, and multiple chances, which pay out multiples of the original bet.

A game token usually made from expensive, forgery-proof plastic.

Placing a bet at the intersection of any four numbers (placing the chip in the middle of the four numbers).

The casino member of staff responsible for conducting the game. The dealer takes bets and pays out winnings.

Dozen bet
One of multiple chances. Players bet on the first dozen (première douzaine, 1–12), the second dozen (deuxième douzaine, 13–24) or the third dozen (troisième douzaine, 25–36). This bet pays out 2:1.

The player can indicate that they will set the stakes themselves or that these are to be set by the croupier as announced by the player.

All the even numbers. Payout of 1:1.

High numbers
All numbers between 19 and 36. Payout of 1:1.

Roulette cylinder in the middle of which is a ball-bearing-mounted plate turning on a pin with 37 number fields.

Column bet
One of multiple chances. Option of betting on one of the three vertical rows (column 34, column 35, column 36). Payout of 2:1.

The printed felt cloth is the playing surface.

Low numbers
All numbers between 1 and 18.

Multiple chances
Column bets, dozen bets (2:1), six line (5:1), street (11:1), corner (8:1), split (17:1) and straight up (35:1).

Adjacent numbers
Also referred to as “neighbours” (French voisins). The numbers next to a number on the wheel are the adjacent numbers. Please note: these do not correspond to the positioning on the board.

All odd numbers. Payout of 1:1.

Place your bets!
Prompt by the croupier to make your bets.

Rien ne va plus!/No more bets!
French/English announcement by the croupier that players cannot make any more bets.

Six line
Bet on a horizontal row of six numbers (e.g. 7-8-9-10-11-12). Payout of 5:1.

A betting option where two numbers next to one another on the layout can be played together.

Straight up
A bet on a single number in roulette. Payout of 35:1.

Bet on a horizontal row of three numbers (e.g. 7-8-9). Payout of 11:1.

It is customary when winning on a full number (French plein) to leave a tip equal to the bet. The croupiers and staff at a casino live primarily off the tips of players.

Tip box
Also referred to as the “tronc”. Tip container from which the salaries of casino employees are paid.

The 37th number on the roulette wheel.

You can put chips on different places on the board.

There are minimum and maximum bet amounts in American roulette.


Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening

Enjoy good food combined with great fun with roulette and other games, and experience a night like no other at the Grand Casino Bern.