We have all watched a movie or two where guys stand around in the casinos and attempt to win a game of Roulette. While watching the scene unfold, you might wonder how does one play Roulette? Before you learn the basics of Roulette, an interesting fact to know would be that the game of Roulette was named after the French word meaning little wheel, hence the Roulette wheel we use today to play the game with.
When betting on a number on the Roulette wheel, the casino dealer will ask for any roulette offers. This is where any other players are allowed to make a bet on any number on the wheel. When the casino dealer announces that there are no more bets, the Roulette ball will be given a good spin before coming to land on a random number. If that number happens to be yours, you are the Roulette winner!
The aim of the game is to pick the number the spinning ball will fall onto. You can also choose to bet on number combinations, whether the number will be odd or even as well as what colour the ball will fall onto. As there are only two colours on a Roulette wheel, it’s a very easy bet!
There are two common Roulette wheels that include the European wheel that has 37 slots numbered 0-36 and the American wheel that has 38 slots with 0-36 plus a 00. The layout of the wheel includes an inside betting area that has individual numbers on it. The outside betting area has boxes for the columns, red and black and odd and even as well as different groups of numbers, all ready to play and bet on. The numbers on the inside of the wheel are arranged in 12 rows of three numbers that form three vertical columns and the 0 and 00 are at the top of the columns.
If you wish to play on the inside bets, you can choose from a number of types of inside bets which include:
Straight Up – This bet is a wager on a single number and it pays 35 to 1.
Split Bet – This is a wager on two numbers and it pays 17 to 1.
Street bets or line bet – This wages pays 11 to 1.
Corner bet or Quad bet – This bet pays 8 to 1.
Basket bet – This bet is a five number bet on zero or double zero and numbers-1-2-3 which pays 6 to 1.
Double Street bet – This is a wager on six numbers and pays 5 to 1.
If you play on the outside bets, you can also choose from a few types of different bets such as:
Red Black Odd and Even – These bets are all even-money bets.
Dozens bet – This bet is made on the 12 consecutive numbers and it pays 2 to 1.
Column bets – These bets are also 12 number bets and also pays 2 to 1.
Whether you play for the fun or if you are a professional gambler looking to make some extra cash, Roulette is one of the easiest and most rewarding gambling games to play.