How on Earth Do I Play Roulette?
Ladies, we know you’ve heard of Roulette, but do you know how to play it? If the answer to that is no, then you better keep on reading this article as we are going to show you the complete basics of the game, so you’re not stuck thinking “what on earth am I doing?”
Now let's start with the basics!
Who Am I Playing Against?
In Roulette, you’re playing against the house. This means that you are playing against the casino/gaming provider. The house is represented by the croupier, who is the dealer during the game. They are the person that will control the game and who you will give your instructions to. They will spin the roulette wheel, they will handle the bets and also the returns.
What Bets Can I Place?
Many people think that the only bets that you can place in roulette are on the single numbers or the colours on the wheel but this isn't correct!
Even Money Bets:
These bets pay you even money so if you were to spend £5 on a bet then you will be paid £5 in return. These bets offer a 50:1 chance of winning, but if your ball lands on a zero then you will lose all of your money, but if you are playing European Roulette you will lose half your money, giving you a better chance of winnings.
The even-money bets are:
Red/Black - also known as a this means betting on the ball landing on either black or red. Also known as a Colour Bet.
Odd/Even - this means betting on the ball landing on either an odd or an even number.
High/Low - this meaning betting on the ball landing on a high (19 to 36) or a low (1 to 18) section of the number board.
2 to 1 Bets:
This means that these bets pay 2 to 1 if they win, for example, if you bet £5 you will get £15 back.
Dozens - this means placing a bet on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd dozen of numbers
Columns - this means placing a bet on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd columns of the number board.
As well as these, if you place a successful bet on any single number on the board then you will receive 35 times your original stake.
What is the difference between French, European and American Roulette?
Although it may not seem like there is a difference in the variants of roulette, it is actually the addition of the ‘00’ to the roulette wheel in the American version which alters the odds of the game, which then has an effect on the potential winnings as this second zero pocket increases the house edge.
There is also the ‘La Partage’ rule which means that if you bet on an even number but the ball lands on 0 then you will get your original stake back. The La Partage rule is not available in every roulette game but it's worth bearing in mind.
Getting the Game Started
Once you have decided on the different bets you want to make then all that you need to do is to press the start button. The croupier will spin the roulette wheel and throw the ball. The ball will then travel around the outside of the wheel on a circular track until it loses momentum. Once the ball has lost momentum it will fall into one of the numbered pockets on the wheel. Once the ball has stopped the croupier will then place a marker which is also known as a dolly on the table. This means that no one can place any more bets, remove them or change the bets. The croupier then clears the table and pays out to those who have a winning bet.
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