How To Play
Anyone familiar with the rules of European Roulette will find the game very easy to play. The game is focused on the spinning roulette wheel that is split up into 36 numbered segments, from 0 to 36 inclusive. The croupier sets ball spinning in the wheel and players bet on which numbered segment it will come to rest in.
Thanks to the game’s design, it is possible to bet on more than just individual numbers. The betting area and the wheel both have clever layouts to greatly expand the betting options. Furthermore, the numbers on the wheel are coloured alternating red and black (except for 0, which is green), to add further betting options. As a result, players can bet on groups of numbers, such as all the red or black numbers, as well as groups of numbers formed by the layout of the betting area/wheel.
This means that there are numerous types of bet and it is important to get to know them all:
- Straight Up: A bet on an individual number.
- Split Bet: A bet on two adjacent numbers on the betting area.
- Street Bet: A bet on three numbers in a vertical line (a street) on the betting area.
- Corner Bet: A bet on four numbers that meet on the betting area.
- Four Bet: A bet on the numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3.
- Line Bet: A bet on six numbers, two streets that are adjacent to one another on the betting area.
- Column Bet: A bet on the twelve numbers in any horizontal line on the betting area.
- Dozen Bet: A bet on the first, second or third group of 12 numbers (1-12, 13-24 and 25-36).
- Red/Black Bet: A bet on the ball landing on a particular colour.
- Even/Odd Bet: A bet on all the even or odd numbers.
- Low/High Bet: A bet on whether the ball will land on a low or high number (1 – 18 or 19 – 36).
By combining these bets, players are able to build betting patterns to cover more of the wheel. Some of these patterns are very common and there is a second betting area, known as the Racetrack, where the following patterns can be placed quickly:
- Voisins du Zero: A bet on the neighbours of 0 on the wheel, it includes every number between 22 and 25.
- Tier: A bet on the area of the wheel opposite 0, the bet covers about a third of the wheel between 33 and 27.
- Orphelins: A bet on the numbers 17, 34, 6, 1, 20, 14, 31 and 9.
- Neighbours: A bet on five numbers that are next to one another on the wheel.
Live Diamond Roulette offers the standard payouts. It pays 35:1 for Straight Up, 17:1 for Split, 11:1 for Street, 8:1 for Corner, 5:1 for Line, 2:1 for Column/Dozen, and 1:1 for Red/Black, Even/Odd, and 1-18/19-36.
There are some other special bet types in Live Diamond Roulette and you will find shortcuts to make placing them simple:
- Final Bet: This is a bet on all the numbers that have the same last number. For example, a final bet on the number 3 would place chips on 3, 13, 23 and 33.
- Complete Bet: This covers all the betting positions associated with a certain number. The covered Complete Bets betting positions are Straight Bet, Split Bet, Corner Bet, Street Bet and Line Bet.
- Half-Complete Bet: This covers the same betting positions as the Complete bets, but without the Street and Line Bets.
- Neighbours: This is a bet on a number and the two numbers either side of it on the roulette wheel. The bet requires five chips and they are all placed as straight bets.
Those interested in using betting patterns will be pleased to learn that the game allows you to save custom patterns using the Bet Creator, so that they can be placed quickly in the future. There is also a Luck Dip function for those who are not sure what bet to place.
The game offers a great deal of insight into previous rounds. It is possible to see hot and cold areas of the wheel from the last 100, 200, 500 or 1000 rounds. It is also possible to see what percentage of rounds ended with Black/Red/Even/Odd/1-18/19-36/1st 12/2nd 12/3rd 12/1st Col/2nd Col/3rd Col/Tier/Orphelins/Voisins/Zero.