Online Roulette is a classic casino game which perfectly combines skill and luck. Unlike slot machines, you can bring your own strategy and decision-making skills to the Roulette tables. It adds a whole level of depth to how you tackle the game, which is why it's a favourite of both newbies and pro casino players. On this page you can find everything there is to know about Roulette. How to play Roulette, odds and payouts, recommended Roulette tables and more!

For the ultimate Roulette experience, join us at casino online in South Africa - MansionCasino. We have an extensive range of Roulette tables, bonuses and flexible bet limits for both low and high rollers.

Top 10 Roulette Games in South Africa

Game NameDescription
Penny RoulettePenny Roulette offers reduced bet limits, perfect for new players getting to grips with the game and low rollers
Premium European RouletteYou’ll find higher betting stakes available in Premium European Roulette
Classic RouletteThe Classic Roulette tables keep it simple by sticking to the game’s original rules and betting setup
Age of the Gods: RouletteThis Ancient Greek Gods themed Roulette game features European Roulette betting rules, bonus rounds and a progressive jackpot
Frankie Dettori's RoulettePutting a Horse Racing spin on the Roulette table, Frankie Dettori’s Roulette has a Magic 7 Bonus round with mystery wins, and a progressive jackpot
101 RouletteLooking for a Roulette game larger than life? 101 Roulette has 101 pockets with increased odds, payouts and betting options
Dragon Jackpot RouletteFeaturing a unique Asian twist, Dragon Jackpot Roulette brings multipliers and jackpots to the table
1000 Diamond Bet RouletteThis Roulette variant bumps the total number of pockets up to 105 and features uniquely coloured diamonds with multipliers up to 1,000x
Roulette DeluxeAimed at high-rollers, Roulette Deluxe offers bigger payouts than the classic version
Premium Pro RouletteExperienced players looking for the premium Roulette experience will right at home when playing at this table

Rules: How to Play Roulette?

Roulette is a simple casino game to learn. But serious players will want to discover the different payouts, odds and strategies available to get the most out of their experience. If you're new to Roulette, we recommend reading through this section so you can get to grips with the basics of the game, such as how to play, and understand the odds and payouts.

How to win at Online Roulette

To win a round of Roulette, you need to predict the pocket the ball will eventually land in. You can place your bet on a range of numbers, multiple numbers, or just one single number.

Online Roulette board layout

There are many variations of Online Roulette, and while they may look different from each other and feature numerous betting options, they all function the same way. On the betting board, you will see all the available bets you can make. Popular wagers include single bets or betting on a broad range of numbers such as Red/Black, or 1-18.

Once you're ready to place your first bet, select a chip and place it on the betting table where you want to wager. You can stack multiple chips on top of each other, E.g. 3 x ZAR10 chips on the same betting position means your total wager will be ZAR30. You can place bets on multiple positions at the same time.

The different types of Roulette bets

Most Roulette betting boards are split between 'inside bets' and 'outside bets'. 'Inside bets' have higher payouts but lower odds. Betting on a single number can payout 35:1, but your chances to win are much lower than betting on a range of numbers

'Outside bets' on the other hand payout smaller amounts, but your chances to win are much higher. You can bet on 'inside' and 'outside' bets at the same time. To see the complete list of Online Roulette payouts, see the table in the Odds and Payouts section below.

The Roulette wheel and numbers

When you're finished placing your bets, it's time to spin the Roulette wheel and see the outcome. After selecting the 'spin' button, the Roulette wheel will begin to turn, and it releases the ball in the opposite direction. Did you correctly guess where the ball landed? If yes, you'll automatically receive your winning payout. And a new round of betting begins.

It's important to note that each Roulette wheel may be ordered differently depending on the variant you're playing. French Roulette and European Roulette have 36 numbers (1-36) and one green zero pockets (37 pockets in total). American Roulette is similar but includes an extra pocket, the double green zero.

All of our Roulette games include an in-depth Help Section which provides information on how to play, the different bets and payouts available, as well as the game's individual table limits.

Odds and Payouts

There are a wide variety of payout options available in Roulette. It all comes down to how much risk you're willing to take. Outside bets such as Red/Black or Odd/Even give you a 48.60% chance to win. Betting on a single number gives you a 2.70% chance, but the payout is considerably more substantial if you win.

Inside Bets

BetDescriptionPayoutZAR10 Pays
Straight-upBet on a single number35:1ZAR360
SplitBet on two numbers next to each other17:1ZAR180
StreetBet on three numbers on the same line (horizontally)11:1ZAR120
CornerBet on four numbers in a square8:1ZAR90
Double StreetBet on two adjacent streets with one chip5:1ZAR60

Outside Bets

BetDescriptionPayoutZAR10 Pays
ColumnBetting on a column of 12 numbers2:1ZAR30
DozenBetting on numbers 1-2, 13-24, or 25-362:1ZAR30
Even/OddBetting on all Even or Odd numbers1:1ZAR20
High/lowBetting on high numbers 19-36, or low numbers 1-181:1ZAR20
Red/BlackBetting on all 18 red numbers or all 18 black numbers1:1ZAR20

Essential Tips Before Spinning the Roulette Wheel on your Bets

To maximise your Roulette playing potential, follow these useful tips when playing at ZA!

Find your perfect table: There are plenty of Online Roulette tables to choose from, each with different rules, betting options and table limits. Make sure the table is a good fit before you start playing.

Check the table betting limits: Each Roulette table will have its own minimum and maximum bet limits. Only play with bet limits you're comfortable with.

Use Roulette bonuses: You'll find plenty of Roulette-friendly bonuses and promotions on our bonus page. Roulette-friendly bonuses come with T&C's aimed at table games.

Only play at a reputable casino: At ZA we're fully licenced and regulated, which means our games are fair and we look after our players.

Top 3 Strategies and Betting Systems

Like most casino games, over time people have generated their own betting systems, some of which became popular with players all over the world. Here are the top 3 betting strategies you can use when playing Online Roulette.

Martingale: The principal concept behind the Martingale betting strategy is to double your bet after every loss and reset it when you win. You're meant to use this strategy with high-odds bets such as black/red or odd/even. It's a simple system to use and implement, which helped it gain popularity.

Paroli: This strategy is often referred to as the 'reverse Martingale'. Instead of doubling your bet after a loss, with the Paroli strategy you need to double your bet after a winning round instead.

D'Alembert: This strategy resembles the Martingale betting system, but you should only increase your wager by a tiny amount instead of doubling. The idea is to protect your balance and to extend your playing session as long as possible.

Variety of Roulette Games to Play

With so many Roulette tables to choose from, it can be hard finding one that's right for you. Check out our break-down of the most popular Roulette tables below so you can find your favourite one.

European Roulette

The most popular version of roulette, European Roulette originated in France and is played with a wheel consisting of 37 pockets numbered from 0 to 36, while the table layout provides various betting options for players.

Inside bets involve wagering on specific numbers or combinations of numbers within the grid. These include straight bets on a single number, split bets on two adjacent numbers, street bets on three numbers in a row, corner bets on four numbers forming a square, and line bets on six numbers in two adjacent rows.

Outside bets are placed on the perimeter of the table and offer lower payout odds. Examples include even/odd bets, red/black bets, low/high bets, column bets, and dozen bets.

Announced bets involve specific combinations of numbers based on their positions on the wheel. Examples of announced bets include Voisins du Zéro (a series of numbers near zero), Orphelins (numbers not covered by Voisins or Tiers), and Jeu Zéro (a series of numbers close to zero).

Neighbour bets involve betting on a particular number and the neighbouring numbers on the wheel. This allows players to cover a larger section of the wheel and increase their chances of winning.

MansionCasino also offers Premium European Roulette with higher quality animation; plus additional features like a wheel auto-zoom setting along with more customisation and betting options.

French Roulette

The French version of Roulette is very similar to European Roulette but with some key differences. The betting board looks different, and there are additional rules which, when available, can help to lower the house edge.

The table layout consists of a wheel with 37 numbered pockets, marked from 0 to 36. The notable feature of the game that lowers the house edge is the "La Partage" rule. Under this rule, if the ball lands on the zero pocket (0), players who have placed even-money bets (e.g., red/black, odd/even, high/low) lose only half of their wager.

Overall, French Roulette offers a enjoyable and strategic gambling experience. Its distinctive table layout, 37 numbers, and the La Partage rule make it an intriguing choice for those seeking a classic yet slightly more favourable version of the game.

American Roulette

American Roulette is a popular variant of the casino game with a few key differences. The main distinction is the presence of an additional number on the wheel: the double zero (00). This addition increases the total number of pockets to 38, ranging from 0 to 36 plus the double zero.

The double zero creates a slightly higher house edge compared to other versions of roulette thus adding an extra element of risk and strategy.

Mini Roulette

Mini Roulette is a condensed version of the classic Roulette games, designed to offer a faster and more dynamic experience. The game retains the basic elements of the larger versions but features a simplified table layout and a smaller wheel.

The wheel consists of only 13 pockets numbered from 0 to 12, including a single zero pocket. The odds and payouts therefore differ compared to traditional Roulette. The betting options are also simplified, including straight bets on individual numbers and various combination bets.

BetDescriptionPayoutZAR10 Pays
Straight-upBet on a single number11:1ZAR120
SplitBet on two numbers next to each other5:1ZAR60
StreetBet on three numbers on the same line (horizontally)3:1ZAR40
CornerBet on four numbers in a square2:1ZAR30
ThreeBet covering three numbers including 03:1ZAR40
FourBet covering four numbers including 02:1ZAR30
ColumnBet covering an entire horizontal row of four numbers2:1ZAR30
Half DozenBet covering a group of six numbers1:1ZAR20

One of the advantages of Mini Roulette is the increased likelihood of winning due to the reduced number of pockets. The presence of a single zero pocket decreases the house edge also by returning half of losing bets placed elsewhere on the table.

Mini Roulette is a fun and casual alternative for players who want a faster-paced game with lower volatility and simplified betting options.

Live Dealer Roulette

Enjoy the authentic Roulette casino experience as if you were there! Using the latest streaming technology, the action is broadcast live from a casino studio to your screen. You can interact with a genuine professional dealer and place your bets in real-time at our dedicated Live Dealer tables.

We host many different Live Dealer Roulette variations at MansionCasino. This particular type of Roulette game appeals to players who want to feel closer to the real land-based casino setting while playing on their desktop or mobile device.

Bonuses and Promotions

We've got heaps and heaps of fantastic bonuses and promotions for our players, including tailor-made bonuses made for table-games. Before starting to play head over to our casino bonus page to see everything on offer!

You'll also find important info about each bonus, such as the promotion's dates, minimum deposit amount, wagering requirements and T&Cs.

Mobile Experience

Playtech is one of the leading mobile casino game developers. Every Roulette game has been perfectly optimised for mobile gameplay as well as desktop. All the buttons are resized and placed for any orientation; all you need to do is tap and drag your chip onto the betting board to place your bet.

Play Roulette on any screen size - on Android or iPhone mobile phones and tablets when you play at ZA.


Spinning the Roulette wheel is both thrilling and entertaining. If you need any assistance with a game's payouts or rules, you can always check the in-game help menu or contact our customer support team.

In-game Help Menu: Open the Roulette game window, and then click on the 'Hamburger' menu to open the help section. Here you'll find all of the game's valuable information such as how to play, rules, betting options, game limits, payouts and more.

Customer Support: The ZA award-winning customer support is available 24/7 and is more than happy to help you with any question or concerns you may have. Don't hesitate to contact us at any time by Live Chat, phone or email. You can also contact our customer support team for account-related issues and any technical queries.


How many types of Roulette are there?

At ZA there are plenty of Roulette tables and fun variations available, including American Roulette, French Roulette, European Roulette, Progressive Roulette tables like Age of the Gods, Premium Roulette tables, Live Dealer Roulette tables, multiplayer tables and many more. 

How to win at Roulette?

To win at Roulette, successfully guess which pocket the ball will land in. You can wager on single numbers, groups of numbers or a range of numbers.

What is the safest bet in Roulette?

While there's no such thing as a 'safe bet' in Roulette, as it's a game of chance, the bet with the highest odds is any 1:1 bets, such as red/black, or odd/even.

What is the Fibonacci system?

The famous mathematician Fibonacci created a set of numbers to use when determining your bet size each. By adding the previous bet sizes together, the bet amount increases at a rapid rate. The Fibonacci sequence is 1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 – 21 – 34 – 55 – 89 – 144 – 233 – 377 – 610.

What is the difference between the American wheel to the European/French wheel?

American Roulette has 38 pockets, while European and French Roulette has 37 pockets. The extra pocket in American Roulette is because there is an additional number, the green double zero.

Should the odds be the same on an RNG game?

Online Roulette games use a Random Number Generator (RNG) to determine the outcome of each game. Each round is entirely independent of the previous rounds, and the RNG software is audited each month by a third party to ensure fair play.

Play Online Roulette for Real Money

Roulette is simple to play and has many levels of odds and payouts available, making it an attractive choice when choosing which games to play. With so many unique tables and variations available at ZA, it's no wonder it's one of our most played games! Sign up to start spinning the Roulette wheel at South Africa