Simple Roulette Rules and Payouts
Anyone interested in playing the traditional casino
table game of Roulette will need to first understand the most
basic rules of the game. Whether in a “brick and mortar” or
online casino; the player will need to be able to read the
“layout” and know the proper way to place a wager if they are
going to reap the benefits of this exciting game.
Fundamentally, Roulette is a remarkably simple game to play,
even though there are some people who insist upon following a
few wagering and gaming strategies. Let’s just examine the
basic steps involved in any game of Roulette. There are
established “steps” to any version of the game, which will
- Taking a seat at the Roulette table – although you may
“watch” the game in the real and online venues, there are
no opportunities for bystanders to take an actual seat at
the Roulette wheel unless they decide to purchase chips and
place their bets.
Purchasing chips from the dealer or “croupier” – all
casinos use special chips available only at the Roulette
tables. This is because each player has their own specific
color or chip assigned to them while playing the game. This
allows the dealer to know which bets belong to which
players. All chips are assigned a specific dollar value at
the time of purchase too, and this too is to help the
dealer track each player’s wagers as well. Should a player
want to increase the dollar value of their chips they must
do so with the croupier before placing another wager.
Placing bets – all Roulette tables have a minimum wager,
and the player must be sure that they meet this with each
of their bets. Wagers are made by placing chips on the
“layout” which is a specially designed chart indicating the
various bets available for the game. An extremely
overly-simplified explanation of the layout would indicate
that there are outside and inside wagers, with the inside
wagers having the highest payouts because they are less
likely (statistically) to occur. Outside wagers include
“color”, “even and odd”, “dozens” and “column” bets, while
the inside wagers include “straight up”, “split”, “street”,
“corner”, “line” and “high/low” bets.
Cashing in chips – when a player has finished playing the
game, they must cash in their chips with the croupier or
dealer because a regular casino cashier would have no idea
of the value the player chose to assign to their chips when
they purchased them.
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