Roulette: A Guide for Beginners

If you’re planning on visiting a casino and fancy trying your hand at roulette, you’ll need to understand how to play first. Roulette wheels are an iconic casino image. While it may appear confusing, the game of roulette is actually very easy to pick up.

The roulette objective is to pick the number on the wheel where you think the spinning ball will land. You can also bet on multiple numbers, red or black and whether the number will be odd or even.

Wheels

A European wheels has 37 slot numbers, ranging from 0-36.

Layouts

The inside betting area of a roulette wheel contains the individual numbers. The outside betting area features the red/black, odd/even and different groups of numbers. The numbers on the inside are arranged in twelve rows of three numbers, forming three columns. The 0 and 00 (in America) are at the top of the columns.

Chips

Each roulette player receives a different colour table chip. Chips can be used at the table you are at only, and can be cashed in for regular chips once the game is over. Roulette table chips cannot be cashed in for money. Each roulette table will have a minimum and maximum bet. If the minimum bet is 50p, a 50p bet must be placed on the inside and/or a £5 bet on the outside.

Inside Bets

There are a number of inside bets that can be made in the game of roulette, including:

Straight Up- a bet made on a single number.
Split Bet- a bet made on two numbers. You can make this bet by placing a chip in between two numbers.
Street Bet- You can make this bet by placing a chip on the vertical line separating the outside and inside betting areas.

Six Line Bet- You can make this bet by placing a chip on the vertical and horizontal line separating the outside and inside betting areas.
Corner Bet- You can make this by placing a chip so that it is touching the four corners of the number you are choosing.

Outside Bets

There are a number of outside bets that can be made in the game of roulette, including:

Red/Black & Odd/Even- Place a chip/s in the boxes on the layout.
Dozens Bet- Place your bet in the boxes marked 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36.
Column Bet- Place your bet in the boxes at the bottom of the layout.

Dealers

Dealers keep the game going and the wheel moving at all times. They spin the ball in the opposite direction to the wheel, causing the ball to jump and spin before landing on a number.

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