Roulette is one of the oldest and most popular casino attractions. You bet on where you think the little spinning ball will land on the wheel. Put your wager on the table, keep your eyes on the wheel, and collect your winnings when the ball hits the right spot.
How to Play Roulette
The betting layout on the table consists of a rectangular grid, with a box for each number used for wagers called “inside bets.” Outside this grid are several boxes for “outside bets.”
Different players are given different colored chips so as not to confuse the bets.
• There are several ways to bet, either on a single number, a group of numbers as they are arranged on the grid, a range of numbers, the colors red or black, or whether the number is odd or even. You just have to place your chips on where you want to bet.
• The dealer spins the wheel, and then spins the ball in the opposite direction around a track on the circumference of the wheel.
• You may continue to place your wager until the dealer calls “No more bets.”
• After the ball drops into a number, the dealer calls out the number and places a marker on it.
• The dealer clears the table of losing bets, leaving the winning bets which are then paid.
Bets are determined by the exact placement of the chips on the table. As a player, you are responsible for correctly placing your bet on the layout, even without the dealer’s assistance. Different bets have different payouts.
Straight-Up – Any single number. This pays 35 to 1.
Corner – Any one of four adjacent numbers, pays 8 to 1.
Street – Any one of a row of three numbers, pays 11 to 1.
Split – Any one of two adjacent numbers, pays 17 to 1.
Six Line – Any number from adjacent rows covering six numbers, pays 5 to 1.
Dozen – Any number from a section of twelve numbers, marked 1st 12, 2nd 12 and 3rd 12. Pays 2 to 1.
Even Chances – Marked outside the layout as 1 to 18 or 19 to 36, Even or Odd, Black or Red. Pays 1 to 1.