Roulette can be played by up to eight players at a time. Each person is competing against the house, which is represented by the dealer, also known as croupier. This person will not only spend the wheel but will also handle all bets and payouts. There are several different of versions of roulette. They include French, European and American versions.
In Europe and France the wheel has 37 slots, one zero and 36 numbers. The American roulette wheel has 38 slots, one single zero and one double zero. There are other differences as well. In the America version, every person who plays will be given different color chips. This is done so that none of wagers get mixed up. In the European game every player uses the same colored chips. As a result, every participant has to take special care to make sure that their wager does not get confused with anyone else’s chips. If a player wins their bet, they will be given cash chips which will be exchanged for real money by the casino.
To begin play, individuals need to place a wager. They can bet on any number on the table and outside of the layout. Everyone will make their bets and then the croupier will spin the wheel. Prior to the ball dropping the croupier will yell out ‘No more bets’. At this point, no one will be able to place any wagers and bets can not be changed.
After the ball stops, the croupier will put a dolly on the winning number. He or she will then take the losing bets off of the table, will begin accepting new bets and will make payouts to the winners. The house advantage of the American roulette wheel is 5.26%. For the European or French wheel house advantage shrinks to 2.7%. Most experts suggest that persons use the European wheel when playing roulette because their odds of winning are greater.
Roulette is largely considered a game of chance. It is very difficult to be able to determine where the ball will land unless a person is psychic or has special powers. For the vast majority of individuals, this simply will not be the case. The goal of roulette is to successfully choose the number that the ball will land on after the croupier spins the wheels.
There are various systems and strategies that some people suggest players should adopt. However, there are few that they are effective. Some individuals will attempt to study the wheel and determine which numbers are hot (the ones that the ball is falling on most). Other people will choose numbers that the ball hasn’t landed on thinking that eventually it will. Still others will simply place wagers on as many numbers that they can afford, hoping to give themselves a greater chance of winning. A person can choose any of these options and will likely have the same results. However, it can be fun and an exciting to try different strategies. A person is then able to determine which one works best for them (if any) and then go with that one the majority of time.