Progressive Roulette Explained
This is a fairly new twist to an already great casino game. Progressive Roulette gives players the opportunity to make side bets on the jackpot that in most cases is a very large amount of money.
The object of Progressive Roulette is the same as any other Roulette Game, the players bet on the outcome of the game. Bets are placed on the numbers represented by the slots on the wheel, and players are paid when the ball lands on their number. In this version, you are paid bonuses for winning on the same number consecutively.
For example, you place your bet on number 17 and the ball lands on 17 two or more times in a row, you are paid your normal win for each time, but if you’ve placed the compulsory bet for the Progressive Jackpot, then you will also win a bonus amount according to the jackpot pay table. If you’ve bet the same number and won five times in a row, you win the Progressive Jackpot.
The types of bets in this game are the same as in regular Roulette and are described below.
Below is a list with a bit more information on some of the possible outside bets.
Red/Black – When the ball lands on either a red or black number you are paid out even money;
Odd/Even – The same is true of an Odd/Even bet, which means you’re paid out even money if the ball lands on either an odd or an even number;
Low/High – A low bet (on the numbers 1 to 18) and a high bet (on the numbers 18 to 31) also both pay out even money;
Columns – A column bet can be placed on any column. There are three columns on the table to choose from, and each bet pays out 2 to 1 if you win;
Dozens – A roulette table is divided into three “dozens”, i.e. the numbers 1 to 12 (first dozen), the numbers 13 to 24 (the second dozen) and the numbers 25 to 36 (the third dozen). A bet on one of these dozens pays the same as a column bet, that is 2 to 1;
The bets that are known as “Inside Bets” are made on certain numbers or combinations of numbers either within the number layout or on the border. These bets are explained in the list below.
Straight-Up Bet – This is the simplest roulette bet available, and also the one with the best odds. It’s a bet on a single number, and if you win you are paid out at 35 to 1;
Split Bet – A split bet is placed on two adjoining numbers and it pays out 17 to 1 if you win this bet;
Street Bet – A “street” is a row of three numbers. You make this bet by placing your chips on the outside line of a row. You are paid out 11 to 1 if you win this bet;
Corner Bet – A corner bet is also known as a square or quarter bet. It pays 8 to 1 if you win. You’ll have to place your chips on any intersection of four numbers;
Five-Number line Bet – This bet is only available in American roulette. We don’t recommend this bet, as it has a higher house edge than any of the other bets discussed here. The numbers involved in this bet are 0, 00, 1,2 and 3. You’ll be paid out at 6 to 1 if you win this bet;
Six-Number line Bet – Also know as the line bet, the six number line bet is made by placing your chips on the top or bottom line of two rows exactly at the intersection of these two rows. You’ll be paid at 5 to 1 if you win this bet.
A player is allowed to place more than one bet or type of bet for each game. When the Croupier says “No More Bets” all betting must stop.
The progressive jackpot payout table:
- 5 consecutive numbers – Progressive Jackpot
- 4 consecutive numbers – 3,000
- 3 consecutive numbers – 200
- 2 consecutive numbers – 15
In order for you to qualify for the Progressive Jackpot, you must place a side bet that is a fixed amount. To win the Progressive Jackpot, you must win on the same number 5 times in a row.