Roulette is purely a game of chance where the fate of a player is simply determined by the spin of the wheel. That said, it is important to learn the rules of the game if you want to enjoy the game and increase on your chance of winning. If you are a beginners we recommend to check our roulette guide for beginners to complement this article.
To start with, Roulette is available in two versions: The American and the European version. Roulette rules of the two versions do not vary significantly. The only difference is that the American version has “00” slots.
The game is played in a Roulette table that can accommodate up to eight players at a sitting. In Roulette, Players wage against the house. The game is “supervised” by a dealer whose role is to spin the Roulette wheel and handle the wagers and the payouts. In French Roulette the wheel has 37 slots representing 36 numbers while in the American version, the Roulette wheel have 38 slots.
To avoid mix-up during the game, each player buys different colored chips. At the end of play, if a player wins, they exchange the colored chips for cash chips. The cash chips have a value amount imprinted on them. The house advantage has the following advantages:
• French Roulette is 2.7%
• American Roulette is 5.6%
• “En Prison rule”- this rule is applied to even-money bets. This rule allows some players to either take back their bets or leave the bet for another Roulette spin. In the subsequent spin, if the outcome is zero, the whole bet is considered as a loss.
• “La Partage rule”- according to this rule, a player will only loss half the bet and there is no option of leaving for another spin. This rule gives the casino a 1.35% advantage for a single zero and a 2.63% advantage for a double-zero.
• “Surrender rule”- this rule is in the American version of Roulette. According to this rule, when the ball lands in either the double or the single zero, a player will pocket half the amount the players bet is returned. For example, if a player had bet on $2 on red and the ball either lands on the green zeros the player will get $1 back.
In Roulette, there are two categories of bets in which you can bet on. The two types of bets include are:
• Inside bet– these are the figures in the internal area of the Roulette table. You are supposed to put each bet for each particular number.
• Outside bet– on the outside of the table there is a figure for other betting alternatives. These are collectively known as Roulette outside bets.
• For a straight up, place your bet directly on any single number
• For a split bet, place your bet on the line between any two numbers
• For a street bet, place your bet at the end of any row of numbers
• For a line bet, place a bet is placed at the end of the streets on the line in between them.
• For a dozen bet, place your bet in one of the boxes that is marked as either 1, 2, 3, with each covering the twelve numbers
• For a red, black or an even bet, a pet is placed in one of the four boxes at the sides of the board that covers half of the numbers on the board as stipulated in the box. The “0” is not covered with any of the boxes and each box covers eighteen numbers.