The Roulette Rules: How do we really play

The best way to go about the roulette game is to understand the roulette rules. Basically, up to eight players would play against the House, which is represented by the croupier also called the dealer. The spins the roulette wheel and handles the wagers and payouts. In the European roulette and French roulette version, the wheel has 37 slots representing 36 numbers and one zero. In the USA most roulette wheels have two zeros and therefore 38 slots.

Each player purchase a different coloured chips so their bets do not ever get mixed up. At the end of play, if a player wins, they exchange back the coloured chips with cash chips. These cash chips are special chips which have the value amount imprinted on them. There are usually many denominations in various colours. The winning player then takes these chips to the cash desk where they will give you actual cash money in exchange.

To play roulette, you would have to place your bets on numbers – by choosing any number including the zero – in the table layout or on the outside, Now, once everybody at the table had a chance to place their bets, the croupier starts the spin and launches the ball. Immediately before the ball is about to drop over the slots, the croupier would say ‘no more bets’. From that moment no one is allowed to place/ change their bets until the ball drops on a slot. Only after the croupier places the dolly on the winning number on the roulette table and clears all the losing bets before you can then start placing your new bets while the croupier pays the winners. The winners are those bets that are on or around the number that comes up. Also the bets on the outside of the layout win if the winning number is represented.

The House advantage

On a single zero roulette table the House advantage is 2.7%. On a double zero roulette table it is 5.26% (7.9% on the five-number bet, 0-00-1-2-3). The House advantage is gained by paying the winners a chip or two (or a proportion of it) less than what it should have been if there was no benefit.

However, in all the best strategy for the best advantage is to fully understand the roulette rules to the extent that you can freely play with the basic tips on your fingers.

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