How to Play Roulette

The basics of the roulette game is same no matter where you play it, either a casino or online. The main aim of the roulette game is to decide which slot the ball will fall into. The game is played between the player and the dealer. The dealer has the responsibility of spinning the wheel with the ball and paying those who win. There are varieties of the game that differ based on the slots, the payouts and betting rules. The main types are European and American roulette. The wheel is the point of difference in these two types. The American roulette wheel has an extra zero slot that gives the house an added advantage for winning. It is necessary to learn about the different roulette available for playing and also the rules for each.

Basic instruction for playing roulette

The game is a lot of fun if you know the rules well. The players, usually numbering up to 8 for a single game, will buy distinctly colored chips with money; the color of the chip is unique to each player. Online games do not require the color distinction since there is only a single person at the table. The players will then place their bets, the possible bets include on a single, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 12 numbers, bets on the number colors, on odd or even numbers, bets on the number being small(between 1-18) or big (between 19-36). All the bets are classified into two categories inside bets and outside bets. It is important that you know all the possible bets that can be placed for each type of roulette game. Once all the players have placed their bets on the table then the dealer launches the ball and spins the roulette wheel. The dealer may announce No More Bets, which means that the players cannot place anymore bets. When the wheel stops spinning the dealer will announce the number that the ball landed on, this is the winning number. The players who have bet the same number will be paid accordingly and the lost bets will go to the casino. The aim here is to guess the slot where the ball lands. A good strategy is to minimize losses while you maximize your profit. The ball randomly falls into any of the slots available hence the previous spin will not affect the outcome of the next spin. Here is the summary of the entire procedure:

1. The players purchase roulette chips that are colored specially for the game.

2. The bets are placed on the table.

3. Dealer or croupier will spin the roulette wheel and simultaneously launch the ball.

4. The croupier announces when bets are not allowed.

5. The wheel stops spinning and the ball lands on the winning number.

6. Winning bets are paid out. 7. Al the losing bets are taken by the casino.

8. The remaining chips that each player has are exchanged for cash when leaving the game.