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Online Casino Games - Rules Explained

Classic Roulette

Classic RouletteRoulettes to suit everyone’s tastes

The objective of playing Classic Roulette online is to place bets on where the ball will land on the roulette wheel. The wheel consists of the numbers 1-36 (coloured red and black alternatively) and a 0 position (coloured green). You can place several different types of bets in online roulette.

The game is played with standard European rules.

How to Play:

  • Select a chip by clicking on it.
  • Click again on the relevant position of the Betting Table to place a chip. Each click will add another chip of the same value to that position. You can bet multiple chips of different values on the same or different positions, providing you do not exceed the maximum betting limit.
  • Press Spin when you are happy with your bet selections. This will confirm your bets and start the game.

Note: You can remove a chip before the game starts by right-clicking on it. Click Clear Bets to remove all chips and start again.

Note: The maximum and minimum betting limits are shown in a panel on the top centre of the screen. The amounts shown may depend on your VIP level.

Note: Winning bets will be highlighted on the Betting Table and paid into your balance.

  • Select chips again when the game has ended, or press Rebet to place the same bets as the previous round.



Places the same chips as the previous rounds.

Clear Bets

Removes all chips from the Betting Table.


Confirms bets and starts the game.

Casino Toolbar:

The upper and lower edge of the screen holds the Casino Toolbar. It contains the following buttons and displays:

Game Balance – displays your current available balance.

Cashier – launches the main banking tool. You can use the Cashier to make deposits and withdrawals, or to access banking history options.

Play for Real Money – appears only when you are playing online casino games in Fun Mode. Press it to play Classic Roulette online for real money.

Menu (Tools) – select Menu to open the following further options:

  • History – see the history of recent rounds.
  • Options – adjust your game settings, including graphics and audio.
  • Help – load this helpful text.
  • Online support – contact the online customer support team.

Close – press to exit from the current game tab and return to the main casino menu.

Quick Deposit – use this tool to make ultra-fast deposits without needing to open the Cashier. The Quick Deposit Menu may pop up in a window (one time per session) should your balance run low.

Gadget Bar – appears on the right-hand side of your screen when it is enabled. It might contain mini casino games. These games can be played alongside your current game. It may also have information on promos and casino bonus offers that are currently being offered to you at William Hill.

Shortcut Keys:

You can use your keyboard to play Classic Roulette using the following keys:

Tab – moves across and highlights the game buttons.

Enter – selects the button that is highlighted (like clicking on it).

Spacebar – places the same bet as the previous one. Press again to start the game.

Number Keys – selects chips. Each number on your keyboard corresponds to a different chip. These are subject to your VIP level.

Esc – exits from the current game.

Note on Large Wins:

Any win over $10,000 (or equivalent in GBP) must be verified by a live operator.

Note on Malfunctions:

A malfunction will void all bets, with the stake returned to the player.

Note on Disconnections:

Should you lose your internet connection while in the middle of a game round, that game will nevertheless be completed.  Your outcome can be seen by accessing History when you reconnect to the internet. Any winning bets will be paid into your balance.


The table below shows the popular bets that can be made in Classic Roulette:

Bet Type



Straight Up

A bet on the ball landing on a specific number (0-36).

35 to 1

Split Bet

A bet on any two neighbouring numbers, e.g. 13-14.

17 to 1

Street Bet

A bet on three numbers on a single line (street), e.g. 1-2-3.

11 to 1

Corner Bet

A bet on any four numbers that form a square, e.g. 26-27-29-30.

8 to 1

Four Bet

A bet on the numbers 0-1-2-3.

8 to 1

Line Bet

A bet on two adjoining streets, e.g. 1-2-3 and 4-5-6.

5 to 1

Column Bet

A bet on a column of numbers (12 numbers), e.g. 2-5-8-11-14-17-20-23-26-29-32-35.  

2 to 1

Dozen Bet

A bet on a numerically dozen, e.g. 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36.

2 to 1

Red/Black Bet

A bet on the ball landing on a red or black position on the wheel.

1 to 1

Even/Odd Bet

A bet on the ball landing on an odd or even number on the wheel.

1 to 1

Low High Bet

A bet on 1-18 (Low) or 19-36 (High).

1 to 1

How to play casino games

Here's a rundown of some of our most popular online casino games, including how to play them, and which offers the highest payouts.

Online slots

Online slots are played more than any other online casino games. They’re relatively simple to play, which makes them a great option for beginners. Slots can also offer large payouts, particularly for a jackpot win.

Playing slots online is very straightforward. The simplest form of online slots are three-reel slots, which are based on the traditional fruit machines you may have seen in arcades. In these slots, you’ll see three columns and three rows of symbols, with the middle row being the payline. You place your bet and spin the reel, and if you get a winning combination, you win the amount stated on the paytable.

There are many other kinds of slots online available at William Hill Canada, such as five-reel slots and video slots, but they essentially work in the same way. While the odds of winning at slots are slimmer than other online casino games, they do allow you to play with small stakes on a wide variety of slots. Slots with a jackpot offer a larger prize pool, so let’s have a look at those next.

Jackpot slots

The main difference between regular online slots and jackpot slots is that the former have a lower maximum payout. With jackpot slots, however, there are larger top prizes, sometimes offering up to a seven-digit win on just a single spin.

While 'jackpot' can refer to a fixed huge cash prize awarded during jackpot games, the term is also used to describe progressive slot games. For fixed jackpot slots the size of the jackpot is, well, a fixed amount. With a progressive slot, the size of the jackpot increases each time a player places a bet on the game. Progressive jackpot slots are a great way to add to your online gambling experience. These games can offer some of the most exciting experiences of all casino games, as they provide you with the chance to win the biggest payouts you'll find online.

Online roulette

Online roulette games consist of a wheel with spaces that are either red or black and are numbered from 1-36. This popular game is easy to learn and even easier to play. All you need to do is predict where the ball will land and place your bet. The roulette wheel then spins, and if it lands on where you placed your bet, you win.

You may think that only one variant of roulette exists in online casinos, as this is typically the case at real-world casinos. However, at William Hill Canada, you’ll find multiple variants available, including a European version with one zero, and an American version with two. You’ll also find a French version that offers slightly improved odds if you bet on an even-money proposition.

Online blackjack

To win at online blackjack, you need a higher number than the dealer without exceeding 21. You are dealt two cards and can ask for another card as many times as you want before you reach 21.

One of the great things about playing online blackjack is the number of variants available. At a real-world casino, you’re restricted to just one or two games, but you'll find more here at William Hill Canada, including Blackjack Scratch, Royale Blackjack, and Blackjack Super 21.

Live casino games online

This is where online casino technology really comes into its own. Some players enjoy the thrills provided by a real-life casino but also enjoy the convenience of playing online. Live casino offers the ultimate experience to these players. The only difference between playing live casino at home and playing at a land-based casino is that with the former, the action is live-streamed to your device.

You’ll be playing at real tables, with real cards, and with real croupiers dealing your cards or spinning the wheel. Depending on the game, you'll also be playing with other players from all over the globe. With the ability to enjoy live chat with both players and the dealer, live casino offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an immersive experience while playing your favourite casino games online.

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