Double Ball Roulette

Double Ball Roulette LogoThis live casino roulette variant takes one key element of the game and doubles down, resulting in a maximum payout 37 times what you could win on standard European roulette, but that does come at a cost.

The payouts for all wins have been tampered with in this game in order to make room for the bigger ones when they appear, and some of the rules have been tweaked too so it is a little different to what you might be used to.

It’s another of Evolution Gaming’s inventions and it moves at quite a pace, but if you are going to play it you really need to be going for those big wins.

General Rules

Double Ball Roulette

The rules of the game are just as you might find them if you played regular European roulette for the most part, the gameplay doesn;t differ too much but the process is slightly different.

The dealer will not release the ball themselves, instead they feed it into a machine that is attached to the wheel which spits out both balls when the dealer hits the big black button. The wheel itself is kept spinning by the dealer, however.

The fact that there are two balls also changes things a little when it comes to what counts as a win, but that will be covered in the next two sections.

It helps to think of inside bets and outside bets as two different beasts for this variation of the game.

Inside Bets

The inside bets are any placed on the area of the board highlighted below.

Double Ball Roulette Inside Bets

Unlike regular European roulette, the payouts are different in this version of the game to balance out the fact that there are two balls whizzing their way around the wheel creating bigger wins.

Here are those payouts compared to the original game of European roulette:

Bet Type Regular Payout Double Ball Payout
Straight Up 35:1 17:1
Split 17:1 8:1
Street 11:1 5:1
Corner 8:1 3.5:1
Line 5:1 2:1

As you can see, they are almost half what they would usually be. Although for inside bets you only need one of the two balls to land correctly in order to win.

Outside Bets

The outside bets are those you can see highlighted in the following image.

Double Ball Roulette Outside Bets

Once again the payouts have been altered to balance the game now that there are two balls in play, and at first glance it looks great.

Here are the new payouts opposite the standard payouts:

Bet Type Regular Payout Double Ball Payout
Column 2:1 8:1
Dozen 2:1 8:1
Red 1:1 3:1
Black 1:1 3:1
Red/Black 1:1
Even 1:1 3:1
Odd 1:1 3:1
1-18 1:1 3:1
19-36 1:1 3:1

Note that the Red/Black option is not available on a standard roulette table.

Those boosted payouts look good until you realise that you need both balls to land correctly in order to get the payout.

That said, there is another extra betting option on the board that you might have spotted:

Double Ball Roulette Any Number

This is to bet that both balls will land on the same number. It doesn’t matter which number that is, just so long as it happens. The payout is 35:1 which, in the standard version of the game, is the same payout for landing a straight up bet.

The Big Money

Double Ball Roulette Jackpot

The main attraction for Double Ball roulette is the huge 1300x payout when both balls land on the same number.

Of course, you need to have bet on that number in the first place, but it happens more often than you might think.

The balls are both released together at exactly the same speed, so one always trails the other but it does leave them on a similar trajectory.


The theoretical return to player percentage for this game is 95.03% all told. However, this changes when you look at inside bets and outside bets independently.

For inside bets you are looking at an RTP of between 94.67% and 97.22% depending on the bet you make.

This pushes a tad farther when considering outside bets, because although at the lower end we are still at 94.67% the RTP can go as high as 97.30% which is the standard for a normal game of European roulette.