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Roulette Rules


Roulette is one of most famous European gambling game which was first started in France in the 17th century. Roulette is an easy to learn, simple and exciting game. A roulette wheel includes one to thirty six boxes, plus 0, 00 separate sections. These numbered sections are black and red colored alternately. The zero sections are of green color. In this game, a small ball is dropped into the rotating wheel and its final settling place determines the result of the game.

The seats around the roulette table are only for players. Once dealer clears off all kinds of losing bets and paid to all winners from the previous spin only then the next play begins. Up to eight players play against one dealer, who spins the roulette wheel and collects payout or handle all wagers. There is no limit to the number of wagers placed on each spin.

The game is based on two types of bets, first are called inside bets and the others are outside bets. There are 1 to 36 numbers on the boxes of the inside betting area. Outside bets are placed on outer section and inside bets on inner section. The specific names of these bets, depends on where they are placed, or better on which position of the roulette layout you place the fiches. The roulette rules allow the players to make bets on the specific numbers or group of numbers. Before you start playing, look through the roulette rules and familiarize with all possible types of bets.

Inside Bets:

Straight Bet
You can bet on one number by placing a chip in the center of the number you want to place your bet on (1-36, 0, 00). It is a single number and is the difficult one to win.

Split Bet or Two Number Bet
You have to place your chip on the line between two separate numbers. If the ball lands on either of these numbers you win. The payout is 17 to 1.

Street Bet or Three Number Bet
Here you cover three numbers in a row with one bet. Place your chip on the outside line To make this bet of the row you want to bet on. The payout are 11 to 1.

Corner Bet
Place your chip in the center of four numbers. Pays at 8 to 1.

Five Bet
You can make five number bet only on the numbers 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3. Place your chip on the outside line into 0 and 1. If any of these 5 numbers comes up you will be paid 6 to 1.

Six Line Bet
Place your chip in between the outside line of the last numbers of the two rows. If any of the 6 numbers come up you will be paid 6 to 1.

Outside Bets

The following 3 outside bets pay you 1 to 1.

► Any Red or Black Bet
The player can bet on either red or black. Place your chip on either the red spot or the black spot. But keep in mind that you cannot bet on the green. It is possible only if you bet on the inside number of zero or double zero. You lose the bet if you bet on red and the ball lands on either black or green.

► Any Number or High Number Bet
The high number bet is a bet on the numbers 19 to 36. You win money even if the ball lands on any of these numbers. But if the ball lands on zero or double zero or between the numbers 1-18 you lose the game.

► Any Even or Odd Bet
If you bet on the odd and the ball lands on any of the odd number, you win the even amount of money. The numbers 0 and 00 are neither even nor odd so if the ball lands on either of these numbers you lose the game.

1st 12, 2nd 12, 3rd Twelve
These bets divide the roulette table into the numbers 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36. Place your chip on one of three spots: 1st 12, 2nd 12 or the 3rd 12. This bet pays 2-1.

0 and 00 Bet
Bet the number 0 or 00 by placing your chip on the corresponding spot. This bet pays at 35 to 1.

Column Bets
A column bet is a bet on any one of the three long columns of numbers. To make the column bet place your chip on any one of the 2 to 1 spots. This bet pays 2 to 1.

betting on one of the specific groups of numbers 12 numbers each: "1st 12", "2nd 12", or "3rd 12". Payout is 2 to 1.

betting on one of three columns of numbers on the number grid. Like in case of Dozen bet, column bet covers 12 numbers. Payout is 2 to 1.

High or Low
betting on "1 to 18" (low) or "19 to 36" (high) groups of numbers. Payout is 1 to 1.

Red or Black
betting on which color the ball will land. Payout is 1 to 1.

Odd or Even
betting on whether the winning number will be even or odd except zeros. Payout is 1 to 1.

When all the bets have been established then wheel is spin and a ball is placed on the wheel's outer edge. After that the ball drops into one of the numbered pockets and wheel stops. The two zeros of green color are placed at opposite ends of the wheel. The major object of the roulette is to determine which number or color the ball with ultimately land on. The table layout is arranged in such a way that 36 numbers are in 3 columns of 12 numbers each. Each player collects a different colored chips so their bets don't get mix. At the end of play, if one won, then exchange back the colored chips with cash chips. These are special chips imprinted with amount values.

The payouts rule

  • In a straight-up bet on one number pays are 35 to 1.
  • In a split bet ,a two-number bet, pays are 17 to 1.
  • Three-number bet known as street bet, pays are 11 to 1.
  • In a corner bet, used a four-number bet , pays are 8 to 1.
  • In a six-number bet, pays are 5 to 1.
  • A bet on the outside dozen or column, pays are 2 to 1.
  • On outside even money bets, pays are 1 to 1.

Objective of the game

To win at roulette the players need to predict where the ball will land after each spin. This is not an easy game, luck plays an a major role in this game. Some players get winning numbers called 'hot' numbers and come up more times. Others look for the rest of numbers which did not come up for some time, and bet on them believing that their turn is coming soon. Some players bet on many numbers in order to increase the chances of winning at each spin, but this way the payout may be reduced. Some players also use specific roulette system or method with money management system or both of them.

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