The Rules of Roulette

Roulette is a very famous table game played in both traditional and online casinos. In Roulette, the object is to effectively predict into which slot the ball will come to rest in once it has stopped spinning around the roulette wheel.

Players have a choice of between 37 or 38 pockets, depending on the variant of roulette being played, with each one corresponding to a different number. While you can play alone against the dealer in the Roulette, it is also common to find up to eight players around a single table. Keep in mind, however, that the man to beat is the dealer, that faithful representative of the casino who wants to win even more than you!

How to Play Roulette

Before the roulette wheel is spun, the players seated around the table have to start by betting on numbers or special bets made up of combinations of numbers. Once everyone has placed their bets the dealer launches the ball into the spinning roulette wheel and the game is started officially. Before the ball lands in one of numbered slots, the dealer has to announce that “no more bets” may be placed. In land-based casinos, one can continue to place bets while the wheel is still spinning.

Once the spinning has stopped, the dealer places a marker on the winning number or series of numbers on the table layout. The players who did not succeed in predicting a single winning number will immediately lose their initial wagers, which are then collected by the dealer. Players who were able to predict at least one good number receive their winnings according to the odds established in the payout table. The dealer announces when a new round of play is to begin. The participants may once again place their bets and designate the numbers they want.

The Value of the Bets and Payouts in Roulette

Below we have listed the typical values for the bets and payouts found in the game of roulette:

Bet on one specific number = 35 times the bet

Split bet on two numbers = 17 times the bet

Bet on a row of three numbers = 11 times the bet

Corner bet on four numbers = 8 times the bet

Bet on any three numbers in two rows = 5 times the bet

Bet on a dozen or a column of twelve numbers = 2 times the bet

Special bet (color, even, odd) = 1 times the bet

In Roulette, the more numbers a player bets on, the more chance of winning they have. However, it should be kept in mind that only one winning number will come up, and consequently it is essential to properly assess your spend/win ratio in order to enjoy the maximum payout possible.

The House Edge in Roulette

You should be aware that online casinos always enjoy an advantage in Roulette. The house edge can vary from 2.7% to 3%. This depends as much on the variant of Roulette you are playing and on the number of "zero" slots present in the game.

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