How to play roulette
The word “Roulette” is French and means “little wheel”. The game can be dated back to the 17th century and is, together with Blackjack, one of the most popular casino games today.
The roulette is an exciting, mysterious and glamorous game, typically something you would see in a James Bond movie. These scenes are typically shot in the most famous casinos in the world.
The rules in roulette is relatively simple and therefore the casinos have embraced the game for many years. We are going to take you through the basics of how to play roulette in this guide.
Getting to know the table and the outside bets
On the “normal” roulette wheel you will find 36 numbers and one 0, although there might be tables with two 0’s – these are called American Roulette. The person that spins the wheel with the small white ball is called the croupier and he or she will tell the people around the table “No more bets” before spinning the small ball which will eventually land on one of the numbers, or the 0(‘s) on the wheel.
Depending on where on the table you have made your bet, you might win up to 35 times your money back.
On the table you have a few other options to choose from, which are all shown on the sides of the table. These are the following:
- 1st 12 pays 2:1 (two times your money back)
- 2nd 12 pays 2:1
- 3rd 12 pays 2:1
- 1-18 1:1
- 19-36 1:1
- Even pays 1:1
- Odd pays 1:1
- Black pays 1:1
- Red pays 1:1
If you make your bet on specific numbers, the chance of winning is smaller, and the potential payout is bigger.
Here are some examples on how the best casinos are paying out:
- “Straight up” means that the ball has landed on your number and that pays 35:1 (35 times your money back)
-if you play on 2 numbers, a “Split bet”, the payout is 17:1
-If you play on 3 numbers, a “Street”, the payout is 11:1.
-If you play on 4 numbers, “Corner betting”, the payout is 8:1
-If you play on 6 numbers, “Six line betting”, the payout is 5:1
Realize your odds
Even at the best casinos the house always has an edge. The traditional casino games with one 0 has an advantage of 2.7 percent, whereas when you compare this to the American Roulette casino games with two 0’s, the advantage has increased to 5.26 percent. Each casino table carry a small sign, stating what minimum and maximums bets are for the table.
Each table will have a screen, where you can see previous numbers and colours, indicating where the ball has landed in earlier rounds.
When playing online
In this guide we have described how the roulette casino game is working in the real world. When you play the roulette online it is almost the same, although there is no real “croupier” to spin the ball. The rules that apply in the real world also applies when playing online.
Even in the best casino you cannot apply a strategy since the Roulette is purely about luck.
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We wish you a good luck playing the roulette.