AMERICAN ROULETTE

User Guide / Rules (v1.6)

 

1.         Overview

In American Roulette, you try to predict the number slot where the ball will stop. The American version of Roulette has two zeros and offers more betting possibilities than the European Roulette.

2.         General Specifications

Note: The values of the chips used in the following paragraphs are expressed in your currency. For example, if your currency is EURO, the value of the 0.1 chip means 0.1 EURO.

Roulette type

American Roulette

Available table limits

0.1 – 10; 0.1 – 25

For 0.1 – 10:

 

Minimum Bet

0.1

Chip stacks

0.1, 0.5, 1, 5, 25, 50

Default chip denomination

0.5

For 0.1 – 25:

 

Minimum Bet

0.1

Chip stacks

0.1, 0.5, 1, 5, 25, 50

Default chip denomination

0.5

RTP:

94.74% for all bets except "0, 00, 1 2, 3 bet"

92.11% for "0, 00, 1, 2, 3 bet"

Notes:

The table limits available for you to choose depend on the operator. The images used in the following paragraphs are for a table with 0.1 – 10 limits. If you choose other limits when you start the game, the screen display may change accordingly (limit display, chips), as described above.

The game will disconnect if no actions are taken for 45 consecutive minutes.

2.1.     Disconnection while the ball is spinning

     If the amount bet is taken from the balance, and the game disconnects: once the connection is re-established, the winning number is shown in the History panel, and any winnings are added to the balance.

     If the amount bet is not taken from the balance, and the game disconnects: once the connection is re-established, no winnings are awarded, as the bet was not completed.

Note: The game information is saved in the game logs; to access the game logs click the History button or press the H key.

Note: In case of malfunction all pays and play are voided; any bet that was not yet accepted will be voided, any bet that was unsettled will be refunded.

2.2.     Betting limits

Bet Type

0.1-10 Table - Maximum Bets

0.1-25 Table - Maximum Bets

Straight Up

10

25

Split

20

50

Split 0

20

50

Street

30

75

Trio

30

75

Corner

40

100

Top Line

50

125

Six Line

60

150

Column, Dozen

125

250

Red/Black, Even/Odd, Low/High

250

500

Neighbours (0, 00 and 1-36)

50

125

Finals 0

50

125

Finals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

40

100

Finals (7, 8, 9)

30

75

3.         Minimum PC Requirements

3.1.     Downloadable

The minimum hardware requirements are:

     Pentium with 1-gigahertz (GHz) processor or faster

     At least 256 megabytes of RAM (512 MB is recommended)

     At least 300 megabytes of available space on the hard disk

     Keyboard and Mouse or some other compatible pointing device

     Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution

3.2.     Instant Play

In order to launch Instant Play, you need to have installed Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or newer.

 

Microsoft® Windows®

Mac OS X

Linux® and Solaris™

Processor

Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz, AMD Athlon® 600MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor

800MHz or faster processor

Memory

128MB of RAM

128MB of RAM

512MB of RAM

Graphics memory

128MB of graphics memory

Instant Play is supported on any desktop operating systems and browsers that support Flash Player 9+.

Platform

Operating systems

Browsers

Windows

Windows 7,
Windows Vista®,
Windows XP,
Windows Server® 2008,
Windows Server 2003,
Windows 2000

Internet Explorer 6.0 and above,
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above,
Safari 3.0 and above,
Opera 9.5 and above,
AOL 9.0 and above

Mac OS

Mac OS X 10.6,
Mac OS X 10.5,
Mac OS X 10.4 (Intel),
Mac OS X 10.4 (PowerPC)

Safari 3.0 and above,
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above,
Opera 9.5 and above,
AOL Desktop for Mac 1.0 and above

Linux

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or later,
openSUSE® 11 or later,
Ubuntu 7.10 or later

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above,
Google Chrome 2.0 and above,
SeaMonkey 1.11 and above

Solaris

Solaris™ 10

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above

4.         Types of bet

4.1.     Inside Bets

     Straight Up - 1 number - Pays 35:1

You can bet on any number, including 0 and 00, by placing chips directly on a number.

     Split - 2 numbers - Pays 17:1

You can bet on two numbers using the same wager by placing a chip on the line that separates the two numbers.

     Split 0 - 2 numbers - Pays 17:1

You can bet on combinations such as 0+1 and 00+3, by placing a chip on the line that separates the 0 from 1 and 00 from 3.

     Street - 3 numbers - Pays 11:1

You can bet on three numbers using the same wager by placing chips on the exterior right borderline of the Roulette table - on the right of the 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 and 36 roulette table numbers.

     Trio - 3 numbers - Pays 11:1

A bet on the intersecting point between 0/1 /2, 0/00/2 or 00/2/3.

     Corner - 4 numbers - Pays 8:1

You can place a bet on four numbers at a time, by placing chips on the corners where the four numbers meet. E.G.: the central point that the roulette numbers 4, 5, 7, and 8 meet.

     Top Line - 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 - Pays 6:1

You can bet on 0+00+1+2+3 by placing chips on the exterior point where numbers 00 and 3 meet.

     Six Line - 6 numbers - Pays 5:1

You can place a Six Line bet (meaning six different numbers in two adjacent rows of three numbers each - called streets), by placing chips on the exterior right border line where the line dividing the two streets is cut.

4.2.     Outside Bets

     Column - 12 numbers - Pays 2:1

At the bottom of each of the three number columns, there is a box tagged “2 to1”. You can bet on any of the three columns by placing chips on the “2 to 1” tagged boxes. You win if the extracted roulette number is on the column you had placed a bet. The wins are paid according to a 2:1 ratio; 0 and 00 are losing numbers.

     Dozen - 12 numbers - Pays 2:1

You can bet on a group of twelve numbers by placing chips on one of the three boxes marked “1st 12”, “2nd 12”, or “3rd 12”. If one of your 12 numbers is the number where the Roulette ball has stopped, you are paid according to a ratio of 2:1; 0 and 00 are losing numbers.

     Red - 18 numbers - Pays 1:1

A bet in the box marked with a red diamond. The 0 and 00 are not included.

     Black - 18 numbers - Pays 1:1

A bet in the box marked with a black diamond. The 0 and 00 are not included.

     Even - 18 numbers - Pays 1:1

A bet in the box marked with "EVEN". The 0 and 00 are not included.

     Odd - 18 numbers - Pays 1:1

A bet in the box marked with "ODD". The 0 and 00 are not included.

     Low - 18 numbers - Pays 1:1

A bet in the box marked with "1 to 18". The 0 and 00 are not included.

     High - 18 numbers - Pays 1:1

A bet in the box marked with "19 to 36". The 0 and 00 are not included.

4.3.     Special Bets

Click the GROUP BET button on the bottom left corner of the game screen to access bets such as Neighbours and Finals.

Neighbours (0, 00 and 1-36) - Pays 35:1

To place this type of bet click the GROUP BET button on the bottom left of the roulette table and place the mouse cursor over the desired number in the Neighbours section of the Special bets. Its neighbours (4 numbers, two on each side of the selected number on the roulette wheel) and the selected number will be highlighted. When you click a number in the neighbours section, one chip will be placed on each of the highlighted numbers.

Finals – Pays 35:1

To place this type of bet click the GROUP BET button on the bottom left of the roulette table and place the mouse cursor over the desired number in the Finals section of the Special bets.

     Finals 0

5-chips cover 0 + 00 + 10 + 20 + 30, each with 1 chip

     Finals 1

4-chips cover 1 + 11 + 21 + 31, each with 1 chip

     Finals 2

4-chips cover 2 + 12 + 22 + 32, each with 1 chip

     Finals 3

4-chips cover 3 + 13 + 23 + 33, each with 1 chip

     Finals 4

4-chips cover 4 + 14 + 24 + 34, each with 1 chip

     Finals 5

4-chips cover 5 + 15 + 25 + 35, each with 1 chip

     Finals 6

4-chips cover 6 + 16 + 26 + 36, each with 1 chip

     Finals 7

3-chips cover 7 + 17 + 27, each with 1 chip

     Finals 8

3-chips cover 8 + 18 + 28, each with 1 chip

     Finals 9

3-chips cover 9 + 19 + 29, each with 1 chip

5.         Layout

The American Roulette wheel is marked with numbers ranging from 1 to 36 and of alternating colour – red and black –and the green ‘0’ and ‘00’.

Note: The table limits displayed on the roulette table are related to the Straight Up bet.

From left to right, the layout is as follows:

     Left: the Game options, roulette wheel and table limits, the chip stacks, the History panel and the GROUP BET button on the lower left

     Middle: the Roulette Table, the game buttons (before the game starts, only the SPIN button is displayed) and the info bar with the current balance, current bet and winnings

     Right: the group bets menu – the group bet menu is displayed when you click the GROUP BET button.

The History panel shows the last 10 numbers where the roulette ball has stopped. The order is from left to right meaning newest to oldest.

The GROUP BET button allows access to popular number bets such as Neighbours and Finals.

6.         Highlighting

Placing the mouse cursor over a number on the roulette table highlights that certain number; keeping the mouse cursor over a highlighted area shows the maximum amount that can be bet on it as well as the placed bet (if any) and the possible payout.

Different numbers and/or different number combinations can be highlighted on different parts of the table.

Example: If you place the mouse cursor over a number, that number is highlighted and if you place the mouse cursor on the line between two numbers, both numbers are highlighted (‘split bet’).

Note: on the Special bets panel, if you place the mouse cursor over a particular bet type, the bet type and the relevant numbers will be highlighted.

The number where the ball stops is marked and highlighted. In addition, the outside bets sections to which that number belongs are also highlighted.

7.         Game Rules and Settings

7.1.     Game settings

The default chip denomination selected is 0.5 (for a table with 0.1-10 limits; for tables with other available limits, please view the 2. General Specifications section).

Placing conflicting bets is not possible. The conflicting bets are:

     betting on both Red and Black for a single spin

     betting on both Even and Odd for a single spin

     betting on both High and Low for a single spin

     betting on all three Column areas for a single spin (betting on two out of three Column areas is allowed)

     betting on all three Dozen areas for a single spin (betting on two out of three Dozen areas is allowed)

7.2.     How to play

Step 1

Click the desired chip stack in the lower left corner of the Roulette table. Once you select a chip value, it remains selected until you decide to change it by clicking a different chip stack. This means you can play on the same bet value without returning to the chip stacks.

Note: You cannot place more than the allowed amount of chips on any of the numbers or sections.

Step 2

After you choose a chip value, place the mouse cursor over the Roulette table and click the area(s) where you want to place a bet – each click places one chip on the highlighted area.

To remove a bet click the ‘CANCEL BET’ button, then click the bet you want to remove.

Click the ‘CANCEL ALL’ button to remove all bets from the table.

Note: Bets cannot be removed if the ball is in motion.

Step 3

Click the ‘SPIN’ button to spin the roulette wheel after the bets are placed. Once the ball is in motion, you cannot place any more bets until it stops.

Step 4

Any amount you win is displayed on the info bar and is added to the balance. The Roulette wheel part with the number on which the ball stopped is displayed on the left of the History panel.

After the ball stopped, you can:

     Click the ‘LAST BET’ button to place the previous bet and then click the ‘SPIN’ button to start a new spin.

     Click the ‘NEW GAME’ button to start a new game, and then go to Step 1.

     Click the ‘REBET & SPIN’ button to add the previous bet on the table and automatically start the spin with both the current and previous bets; the ‘REBET & SPIN’ button is available once you place a bet on the table and play one time.

Note: If you try placing a chip on a number or section after the maximum bet amount is reached or if you do not have enough money, you will notice that the chip flashes for a few moments and no additional chips are placed; a message is also displayed notifying you accordingly.

8.         Payouts

Standard Bet Type

Payout

Straight Up

35:1

Split

17:1

Split 0

17:1

Street

11:1

Trio

11:1

Corner

8:1

Top Line

6:1

Six Line

5:1

Column, Dozen

2:1

Red/Black, Even/Odd, First Half/Second Half

1:1

9.  Game options

The Options button is located in the top left corner of the game screen. Click this button to open the Sound and Game options window.

Click the Save button to save any changes made or the Cancel button to close the options window without saving.

9.1.        Sound

You can change the volume of the game sounds by moving the volume sliders.

You can change the volume for winning sounds, game sounds, background sounds as well as the general volume.

9.2.        Game

You can enable or disable the following visual effects:

     Turbo Play – skip animation

     Bet Zones Highlight – select this option to highlight numbers or combinations when the mouse cursor is placed over them

     Fade in Highlight – select this option to enable the highlight fading effect

     Show warning message – if the option is checked, additional information is displayed during gameplay, such as:

o     maximum bet reached

o     minimum bet not reached

o     bet adjusted

o     not enough money to complete action

o     not enough money for minimum bet

o     no money

9.3.        Mute button

To turn off the sound completely, click the speaker button in the upper left corner of the game screen, next to the Game options button.

9.4.        Rules button

To view the game rules click the ‘?’ button in the upper left corner of the game screen, next to the Mute button.

9.5.        History button

To view the detailed history of the current game, click the History button next to the Rules button (‘?’ symbol).

9.6.        Paytable

To view the payouts for the game, click the Cards symbol next to the History button.

9.7.        Full screen mode

To enable or disable the full screen mode, click the FULLSCREEN button in the upper right corner of the game screen.

10.  Keyboard shortcuts

     O – open/close the options window

     M – mute/restore general volume

     R – open the rules window

     F – enable full screen mode

     Esc – exit the full screen mode or hide any opened windows

     X – changes the mouse cursor to “CANCEL BET”; the player has to click the bets to be removed. To change the cursor back to default, press X or click on an area where you do not have any placed bets.

     C – removes all bets from the table

     L – places the previous bet

     G – open/close the group bets window

     Space – spin the roulette wheel

     Enter – re-bet and spin

     Mouse scroll/Up Arrow Key/Down Arrow Key – change chip value

     P – Open / Close Paytable

     H – show session history

Tooltips are available throughout the game. If you hold the mouse cursor over an action item (such as a button), you can view the purpose and the keyboard shortcut for that item.

Note: all keyboard-related ActionScript, is disabled in full-screen mode. The exceptions are:

     Selected non-printing keys, specifically the arrow keys, space bar, and tab key

     Keyboard shortcuts that terminate full-screen mode: Esc (Windows and Mac), Control-W (Windows), Command-W (Mac), and Alt-F4