How to Play Roulette
If you like games of chance, then you will love playing Roulette. Roulette is basically a spinning wheel that uses a ball to choose a number and if you are lucky you will make huge hauls of cash. To get started, players can place an unlimited number of wagers on any series of spots. On the roulette wheel, there are the numbers 0, 00, and 1-36 and the ball could wind up landing on any of them. A player can place a wager on individual numbers, series of numbers, even numbers, odd numbers, and red or black numbers.
As you sit down at the roulette table, like any other casino table game, you can change your money into chips. The difference is that at most casinos the roulette table uses different chips than anywhere else in the casino so make sure you cash your remaining chips back into cash before you leave.
The bets are broken down into inside and outside bets. Inside bets are those that cover:
- An individual number – pays 35:1
- Two numbers (place on the line between them) – pays 17:1
- Three numbers (called a street bet and is placed on the edge of a row of three numbers) – pays 11:1
- Corner (placed on intersection of four numbers) – pays 8:1
- Double Street – (Just like street but straddles two rows) – 5:1
Outside bets are bets placed on:
- Red/Black – pays 1:1
- Even/Odd – pays 1:1
- 1-18 (placed in a special marker) – pays 1:1
- 19-36 (also placed in a special marker) – pays 1:1
- Dozens (Bets on first, middle and last set of 12 numbers – Pays 2:1
- Column Bet (which is placed at the bottom of the 12 number column) – pays 2:1
The roulette table is unlike any casino game table; basically you can place chips on nearly any spot on the table. Each spin is one round and bets are placed before each spin and can be placed until the dealer stops all bets. You can place several bets to help leverage the odds in your favor, but you can risk losing more at the same time. On winning bets, the dealer will payout your winnings but leaves the original bet on the table. It is your responsibility to remove your original bet before the next spin.
Roulette is a game of chance that is easy to play, but remember that it is random. Roulette has no memory and just because a certain color, column or whatever has come up a lot or a little, doesn’t predict what will come up next.
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