How to play and win Roulette Tournaments

Roulette Tournament

Roulette is one of the oldest and one of the most popular casino games. It is offered in almost every casino and online gaming platform and is therefore also one of the most played games of chance.

While roulette was originally characterised by the fact that you could go to a corresponding table and leave it again at any time, this characteristic becomes a little blurred in roulette tournaments. The principle of poker tournaments has been copied and transferred to roulette. Instead of playing against the house, players compete against other roulette players. The winner is the player who achieves the largest balance within the given time or number of rounds. However, not only the first player wins prizes, but also the players in the following places, depending on the number of participants will receive prize money.

How does a roulette tournament work?

The buy-in for a roulette tournament is fixed and applies to all players. At the start each player receives the same number of chips.

It is important to note that the chips do not have direct monetary value but are labelled with a fictitious, usually significantly higher value. This prevents the relatively small stake from being lost immediately. The chips for tournaments in real casinos are usually in a different colour than the normal chips with a fixed value.

Once the tournament has started, the tournament players sit together at a table and place their bets as usual to get the highest possible winnings. The game runs like a normal roulette game. Winnings and losses are usually recorded in real time by the system and displayed on a scoreboard. On this board, you can see your own standings as well as the first five places in the tournament. If a player runs out of money before the regular end of the tournament, he is either eliminated or has the option of a re-entry. In this case, the player can buy back into the tournament with and continue to play. The tournament is then over if only one player remains with chips or if the maximum number of game rounds has been reached.

The winner is the player who has the largest balance at the end. For the places directly behind the winner there is also a small prize money, which in any case makes up for the buy-in.

Roulette Tournament
Roulette Tournaments: You're playing against the other players, not the dealer

Roulette Tournament Rules Banco Casino Bratislava

General Rules

  • Buy your ticket at the cashier.
  • Get a seating card from the tournament director.
  • ID card needs to be always visible at the table.
  • One main table is used for the spin with multiple felts to place chips.
  • One dealer per felt, tournament director oversees all tables.
  • Buy-In: €225 + €25
  • Starting Stack: 250 Chips

Betting Rules

  • Players always must place at least one bet per round.
  • No late reg, no stack surrender allowed.
  • Day 1
    • Round 1 (30 + 3 spins)
    • Break (10 minutes), end of re-entry period
    • Round 2 (30 spins)
    • Player with the most chips per table / felt advances to day 2.
  • Day 2
    • New starting stack for all players.
    • Betting rounds as on day 1, no re-entry.
  • Player with the biggest stack wins the tournament.
  • In case of a tie overtime comes into effect:
    • 3 spins are played to decide a winner
    • Overtime repeats until a winner is found
  • Any deal must leave 10% of the remaining prize pool for 1st place