Game's Rules

The game of roulette is undeniably the most popular in casinos and it comes in 2 formats known as the American and European versions. There are minute differences between the two. Generally, this is a table game and there are no strategies that can offer sure fire ways to win. The table where you play this game is a green table with a wheel where you drop a small ball. There is also a betting space where you can place your bets and find out if you are the winner of the game. The wheel spins in a fast cycle and then it stops slowly and when the ball drops on a certain color or number that is considered as the winning number.

The roulette wheel

The US and Europe roulette have numbers on the wheels from 0 to 36. However, in the US, there is an added number which is a double zero. These numbers will have markings of black or red but the zero and double zero will have a green background. These are considered as the house numbers since most do not bet on these 2 values. So that means if the number falls on a zero or a double zero, the house is the winner. The American roulette has two house numbers and the European version only has one so it would be best to play on the European version.

Playing the game

In order to engage in this game, you place a bet first. You have to be aware of the different kinds of bets.

  • There are the evens and odds where you can wager that the roll will either be odd or even. This one has a payout of 1:1.
  • The next one is the reds and blacks where you wager on the color and that have also a 1:1 payout.
  • The next one is the first half and second half. This is a bet where the number will be 1 to 18 or 19 to 36. The payout is again, 1:1.
  • The Dozens will have to versions. You can bet on the first to third columns with a payout of 2:1. The six number bet is when you place the chip on the line in between a row of numbers situated at the left part of the column of numbers. The payout is 5:1.
  • The 5 number bet is done only in American roulette with a payout of 6:1.
  • The betting can go from 6 to 5 up to single number bets and the value of payouts increase as the number of bets decrease so the single number bet receives 35:1.

In a regular land-based casino, you can play the roulette with a bunch of random people. They will have their designated chip color to prevent mix ups. Once the bets were placed, the dealer or in this case, the croupier will make an announcement that placing of bets has already ended. The roulette is then spun and whatever number or color chosen becomes the winner. The spot is marked and the chips are cleared. Then, a new cycle begins

In cyber casinos, the spins are very short but the great thing is that it is animated so that there is still a bit of excitement when playing. If you win, you will be automatically paid. In this fast paced environment, the software will give notifications on a separate pop out screen that the game has been won.