The Basics of Roulette

Roulette is a game that has offered glamour and excitement to casino lovers for the last four centuries. With the rise in online casino gaming, game providers such as Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, Playtech and NetEnt have taken the excitement offered by roulette a notch higher. Apart from offering roulette on table games, there is the live gaming option for player seeking a land based experience online. Live gaming is no different from brick and mortar casinos because they come with a croupier who interacts with you in real time. Roulette comes in different forms each having a distinct feature or house edge, but basic gameplay remains the same. You can choose American roulette, European roulette, double ball roulette, multi wheel roulette or rapid roulette.

What are the Rules of the Game.

Roulette is a French word for wheel. On this wheel is there are 36 numbers and a 0 or additional 00 for American tables. During gameplay, the dealer send a small ball spinning on the wheel that will land on any of the numbers. Bets will be placed on the tables, predicting what numbers the ball might land. Roulette has no specific strategy to win, it's purely a game of luck and chance because each number has the same probability of popping up. However, some factors such as the American table having 00 slot increases the casinos' advantage when compared to single 0 tables on European roulette. Below is a list of equipment's you will find in roulette gaming arena.

  • Wheel
  • Table

To begin playing you first have to choose a table and this will be guided by the minimum and maximum bet you intend to limit yourself to. Sometimes the tables might display the numbers where the ball had previously landed, but roulette is game of pure luck not determined by the previous landings. For most casinos, players don't play with normal casino chips for the purpose of differentiating bets. Each player gets a different colour. The chips will then have your preferred denomination value attached, for instance you could choose to have $1 value for your chips. To begin a new round the dealer clears the table and allows players to decide on their bets. The ball will be set rolling on the wheel eventually landing on a number.

Winning bets are then marked and the winners paid off before the next round begins. There are several other bets you can place apart from the 0-36 pockets. These are 1st 12, 2nd 12,3rd 12, 1-18, 19-36, even, odd, black or red. A beton0 6 numbers or fewer is known as inside bet while outside bet is the term coined for bets for 12 numbers or more. Inside bets come with higher odds as compared to outside bets. However, the bets are not so basic you can bet on one number which pays 35. This is known as straight up betting. Other options include split betting on two numbers, street betting on three numbers or corner betting on four numbers.

Outside bets on the other hand pay low and are based on colour betting, column betting, or a dozen betting. There are casinos that employ certain rules to help out players such as En Prison rule or La Partage rule. The En Prison rule is applied to even money bets if a zero turns up then players have two options. They can cash out half the bet at the expense of the other half or leave the bet and take chances on the next spin. If the next bet matches the outcome bet then the player's money will be returned while they lose the bet if it turns up at zero. The La Partage rule is similar only that the player loses half the bet when the ball turns up at zero.