Beginner's Guide to Roulette

MatthewA By MatthewA, 12th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Roulette is a fun and exciting casino game. Largely, it is a game of a chance where dealers spin a Roulette wheel with bets made on certain numbers appearing.

Beginner's Guide to Roulette

To begin with, it is worth noting that there are a couple of Roulette games. Namely, these refer to American and European Roulette. Really, they are exactly the same except for the fact that European Roulette wheel has one less number, or one less zero. As such, with European Roulette there are 37 numbers, while in American Roulette there are 38 with two zeros. Therefore, it is best to play European Roulette if you can as the odds are better than the American game.

Overall, the Roulette table and wheel has either 37 or 38 numbers. These are divided into three columns, and 12 streets. In addition to this, 36 numbers are divided into two colors, 18 red and 18 black. Then either one or two zeros are included at the end of the table.

The Roulette table itself has an inner table and an outer table. Overall, the inner table has more specific numerical bets while the outer table includes group bets on groups of numbers. To consider the various bets:

Inner table:

Straight-up: This is just a single number, with a 37-1 chance.

Split: The split is two adjacent numbers.

Street: This covers three numbers, as any one of the 12 streets of the table.

Corner: The corner covers four adjacent numbers.

Six Line: Essentially, a six line covers six numbers or two adjacent streets.

Outer Table:

On the outer table, there are various 'even' chances including odd or even numbers, red or black and high or low including the the first 18, and latter 18 numbers of the table. In addition to this, there are three dozen bets, cover a third of the table each. Then, there are also three column bets which cover 12 numbers.

Overall, this covers the Roulette table. Players can cover any number of these on the table, with variable stakes.

At casinos, it is also usually the case that there will be also some limits. For example, there will likely be a minimum or maximum table limit for players. However, these can vary from casino to casino.

Overall, the casino game of roulette can be a fun game. Overall, with such variety there is some scope for players and a number of strategies or methods.


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