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The basics of roulette

The basics of roulette

Roulette is generally a slow and relaxing game with the occasional moments of excitement. It is one of the most popular casino games from the average player to the high rollers.

How is roulette played?

A ball is placed inside the Roulette Wheel, then the wheel is spun. The roulette wheel has 37 slots (“pockets”) on the wheel in European Roulette, and 38 “pockets” in American Roulette. Each “pocket” is coloured and numbered.

The players get to place their bets before the wheel is spun. You get to place bets on a wide variety of options. The most popular bet is that the ball will land on red or black. You may also bet on whether the ball will stop on an odd or even number, or you can place bets based on a range of numbers. It is all up to the player.

A player may also bet on the number that the ball will stop on. This is generally the biggest payoff in the game.

Once all the bets are placed the wheel is spun. Eventually the ball will land in a certain pocket. According to your bet, you might win or lose.

How the game will progress:

Different player’s chips will share the same position on the table but the chips differ from colour. So the dealer would know which chips are yours. You can still bet while the wheel is spinning and after the dealer releases the ball. If a dealer announces “no more bets” and waves his hands over the table, you will not be allowed to bet until the game is over.

When the ball comes to a halt in a pocket, the dealer will call out the winning number and place a clear cylindrical marker on the number’s spot. The table is cleared of the losing bets and the winners are paid afterwards. The dealer will pay the bets the furthest away away from him (outside bets) and works in so that he can pay the inside bets. Inside bets always get paid lastly.

Do not collect on place chips until the dealer removes the cylindrical marker and announces “place your bets.” Pick up any chips you do not want to bet again. After the whole procedure, the game will start again.