Roulette rules are quite simple. But still, this game offers a surprising level of depth for serious betters. So, before putting it all on red, learn the basics of this exciting game by reading the instructions below and you are good to go.
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General Roulette Rules
When playing roulette you make a wager on the final position of a ball spun around a wheel, which is divided into alternating red/black sections numbered either from 0-36 (European Roulette) or from 0-36 with an additional zero (American Roulette). The extra zero (00) in American Roulette increases its house edge from 2.7% (European Roulette) to 5.26%. A game without any zero(s) would be statistically fair. However, both zeros are no more or less likely to come up than any other number.
In traditional Roulette you would play against the House represented by the croupier who, in order to determine the winning number/color, spins the roulette wheel in one direction and then the ball in the opposite direction. After the spin has begun, players may keep betting until the ball is about to drop from the track at the top of the wheel down toward the numbered slots. Then the dealer will call, "No more bets, please." The ball will eventually fall into one of the numbered red/black slots.
Roulette Table Layout
The roulette table is composed of the wheel itself and the roulette betting layout. The roulette betting layout is a representation of the colored numbers on the wheel. This is where you would place your chips. Bets are paid at what the true odds would be if there were no zeros. You can place bets on either single numbers, a range of numbers or characteristic of that number. To play multiple adjacent numbers place the chips so that they are touching all the numbers. There are two categories of roulette bets. You may place those bets in any combination or arrangement.
|A) Straigh Up||30||35:1||37:1|
|B) Split Bet||11 or 14||17:1||37:2|
|C) Street Bet||19, 20, 21||11:1||37:3|
|D) Corner||25, 26, 28, 29||8:1||37:4|
|E) Line Bet||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9||5:1||37:6|
|F) Column||Column Numbers||2:1||37:12|
|G) Dozen||25 through 36||2:1||37:12|
|H) Red||Red Numbers||1:1||37:18|
|I) Odd||Odd Numbers||1:1||37:18|
|J) Top Half||19 through 36||1:1||37:18|