Roulette is the one of the most popular casino games in the world. The roulette table layout may appear quite complicated, but roulette is actually an easy game to play and understand.
Next to the roulette table is the roulette wheel, which is divided into 38 slots for the ball to land, and is numbered 1 through 36 and 0 and 00. Even numbers are red and odd numbers are black.
You can bet on any single number (straight up), by placing your wager on the table board. You can also bet a combination of numbers, or red or black, or odd or even.
Each of the one to six players at the roulette table is given different-colored chips so that it’s easy to keep track of your wagers. A player may choose the value she wishes for her roulette chips.
Each roulette game begins when the dealer spins the wheel in one direction, and then rolls a small ball along the inner edge of the wheel in the opposite direction. The ball eventually falls into one of the numbered slots. That number is the declared winner for that game. If you bet the number.
- Column bet: A bet on 1 of 3 vertical columns pays 2:1
- Corner bet: A bet on a block of 4 numbers pays 8:1
- Dozen bet: A bet on 12 numbers, low (1-12), middle (13-24) or high (25-36) pays 2:1
- Even bet: A bet on red or black, even or odd, or low (1-18) or high (19-36) pays 1:1
- Line bet: A bet on 6 numbers in 2 adjacent rows pays 5:1.
- Split bet: A bet on 2 adjacent numbers pays 17:1.
- Straight bet: A bet on a single number pays 35:1.
- Street bet: A bet on 3 numbers on a horizontal line pays 11:1.
You can place as many bets as you like on a single spin of the wheel up to the table maximum.