How to Play Roulette
Thirty-eight numbers—One little ball
Roulette is an easy game to understand, and it's even easier to play. The object is simple: predict which number, color or group of numbers the ball will fall into.
The roulette wheel color scheme is red, black and green. In American roulette, there are 18 red spaces, 18 black spaces and two green spaces. In single zero—and European—roulette, there is just one green space.
Roulette chips have no value in any other area of the Casino. They do not specifically have a value; it is based on the player buy-in. Also, every player on a table plays with a different color chip. This helps the dealer keep track of wagers.
How to Bet while Playing Roulette
The dealer will clearly announce that bets are open. Players are then free to place their chips anywhere on the table. It is the player's responsibility to correctly place wagers, even when placed by the dealer as a courtesy.
Outside wagers can be placed with either casino cheques or roulette chips.
B - Column: 2 to 1
C - Dozen: 2 to 1
D - Red/Black: 1 to 1
E - Odd/Even: 1 to 1
F - High (19/36)/Low (1-18): 1 to 1
Inside wagers can be placed with either casino cheques or roulette chips. Only one player per color is allowed to play casino checks on the inside at any given time.
A - Straigh Up: 35 to 1
G - Split: 17 to 1
H - Street or Basket: 11 to 1
I - Corner: 8 to 1
J - Top Line: 6 to 1
K - Double Street: 5 to 1
The dealer spins the ball clockwise while the wheel moves counter clockwise. As the ball begins to slow down, the dealer waves an arm over the table, indicating no more bets. At this point, players are not allowed to add or remove anything from the table. Once the ball comes to a stop, the dealer marks the number with the dolly (point marker) and announces the number rolled, color and odd or even.
Once the dolly is placed on a number, players can not add or remove any cheques or chips from the table until all bets have been paid. The dealer will remove the dolly once payouts are complete and announce that bets are now open. A new game begins and players are allowed to remove their winnings and place wagers for the upcoming spin.
Leaving the Table
When leaving, indicate to your dealer that you are doing so. The dealer will convert your roulette chips into casino cheques.