American and Vegas roulette
Play the oldest of all casino games.
“Faites vos jeux!” or “Place your bets!”, as they say in roulette, the oldest of all casino games. Read the most important rules in advance to familiarise yourself with roulette before your visit to the Grand Casino Bern. Here, you can play American roulette, the version that’s popular in Europe, and now also Vegas roulette.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All numbers between 1 and 18.
Column bets, dozen bets (2:1), six line (5:1), street (11:1), corner (8:1), split (17:1) and straight up (35:1).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Play Vegas roulette and experience a touch of Las Vegas – exclusively at the Grand Casino Bern. The rules are very similar to American roulette, but there are a couple of important differences. The futuristic LED wheel is just one of them. We want you to be able to learn how to play the most popular variants of the world’s top casino game quickly, which is why we have put together a list of the key differences between Vegas roulette and American roulette.
The layout has one more betting field – 00. The betting fields for numbers go from 0 and 00 to 36. This means that Vegas roulette is played with 38 numbers.
The roulette wheel is therefore split into 38 fields for Vegas roulette, from 0 and 00 to 36. It still has the standard alternating red and black fields, but the numbers are in a different order.
Vegas roulette has both a zero (0) and a double zero (00). If the ball lands in one of these fields, the house keeps all losing stakes, including those placed on even money chances.