Roulette Tournament

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 characterized 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 labeled 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 generally in a different color than the normal chips with a fixed value. Before the tournament starts the players are seated around a table based on a seat draw. The game is then played like normal roulette but with a couple of twists -  ultimately the goal is to be the last man standing or have the most amount of chips after the flight/tournament has ended.

If a player runs out of money during the re-entry period of the tournament, the player has the option of re-entry. If he decides against a re-entry he is eliminated from the tournament. The player can choose to buy into another starting flight.

Just make sure to keep track of your opponent’s bets.

» You can play Roulette Tournaments at The Festival in Nottingham

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

The Festival Nottingam 2023 Roulette Tournament Rules

General Rules

  • All tables will be using the same wheel and the same spins the whole tournament will effectively be hand for-hand.
  • Players will have 2 minutes to place bets before the spin.
  • No more bets will be called and the ball will be spun at this point.
  • At the end of the spin, the dealers will dolly the number, clear the layout and playout.
  • Once all pay-outs are completed the next betting round will begin.
  • All players must adhere to the min and max bets of each round, to assist in policing this the players will only be given colour up to the max bet amount. All other chips will be in larger denomination chips that will be unplayable and should not be handled by the player these will be in racks in front of the player so everyone can see what stacks players have.
  • Players found to be trying to bend the above rules will receive a penalty at the discretion of the TD.
  • No call bets will be taken it is purely a colour game.
  • Buy-In: £100 + £20

Tournament Structure

1. Round:

SpinsMin betMax bet
Level 1550200
Level 25100500
Level 352001000

Starting Stack: 500 Chips

  • 6 tables x 4 players (24 total)
  • 2 flights (max.48 total players)
  • 2 players from each table go to Round 2, either 2 remaining with chips or the highest 2 stacks at the end of spins(round).
  • 15 spins
  • Stacks are reset between rounds.

2. Round:

SpinsMin betMax bet
Level 15Preliminary/ Semi-Final+Final50200
Level 25Preliminary/ Semi-Final+Final75300
Level 35Semi-Final+Final100500
Level 45Semi-Final+Final1501000
Level 55Semi-Final+Final2001000

Starting Stack: 500 Chips

2.Round Preliminary :

  • New starting stack
  • Players are re-drawn to 4 per table (max. 6 tables x 4 players)
  • 10 spins, Levels 1 & 2
  • The top player from each table at the end of the 10 spins goes through to the semi-final.
  • The button is in play from the heads-up.

IMPORTANT! Stackes are re-stacked between 2.round Preliminary & 2.round Semi-Final.

2. Round Semi-Final ( 6 players):

  • Players are re-drawn to 3 per table (max. 2 tables x 3 players)
  • 5 spins! Level 3
  • Semi- Fiemifinals are played on two tables with three players, where after the fifth spin, the player with the lowest number of chips is eliminated from both tables.
  • The button is in play all the time

IMPORTANT! Semifinal stacks carry to the final table.

2. Round Final (4 players or 5 players if the tournament starts e.g. with 40 players, then no semi-final) :

  • Players are re-drawn to 1 table
  • 10 spins! Levels 4 & 5
  • Chip count at the end of 10 spins if there is no winner.
  • The button is in play all the time


If 48 players take part in the tournament, the prize pool is divided among 4 players. The exact monetary payouts will be determined after the start of the tournament and the final number of players. Any deal must leave 10% of the remaining prize pool for 1st place