Roulette is a fun and easy casino game of chance to play. While roulette is both exciting and enjoyable, the house possesses a significant edge over the roulette player. Roulette is played with a balanced wheel that possesses either thirty-seven or thirty-eight numbers or spots, with colors. The roulette wheel remains constantly in motion. A ball is spun opposite the wheel. When the ball comes to rest, the corresponding number and color is marked as the winner. Prior to the release of the ball, roulette players will wager on the outcome of where the ball comes to rest.
Roulette Instructions on Wagering
When wagering in a roulette game, a bettor must first purchase special chips from the dealer. You will notice the chips you receive differ in color from those chips another player has. This is because each player is represented by a specific color of chip. As a result, the casino staff running the roulette game is better able to identify players and winning bets by the color scheme of the roulette chips, as there is not a personal betting area on the roulette table.
Prior to the roulette ball being released, each player must place his chips in the desired area of the roulette table. Players should place their chips in the appropriate betting area. For example, if a bettor wished to wager on the number 12, he would locate this number and place his chips inside the square marked “12.” In the event another player has chips on 12, it is acceptable to place your chips along side the other bettor’s chips. Additionally, a bettor may place his chips on top of the other chips. It is suggested, however, you do so in a manner that leaves your chips slightly off-center so that your chips are easier to identify. It should be noted that players might make multiple bets during any round. Thus, it is common to see players bet on a few lucky numbers, as well as a color, and even a row all at once when playing roulette.
Roulette Instructions after No More Bets
Once all the bets are placed, the roulette dealer will announce, “No more bets.” At this time, all attention is placed upon the roulette wheel. The dealer will set the ball in motion. The ball will spin or run around the roulette wheel in the opposite direction of the wheel’s motion. As the ball slows down in its orbit, it will begin moving closer and closer to the roulette wheel. Once it makes contact with the wheel itself, the ball will begin skipping until finally coming to rest in one of the slotted areas.
Upon coming to rest, the dealer will call out the number and color corresponding to the roulette ball’s final resting place. Additionally, the dealer will place a clear marker over the winning number on the betting area. This roulette marker resembles a large pawn in chess. Additionally, you will notice a display box on the roulette table. The number and color is displayed on this box. You can additionally find the last several outcomes of the wheel on this display box, which some people use in attempting to identify trends or patterns in the roulette wheel.
Roulette Instructions on Collecting Winnings
Once the winning number has been called and marked, the roulette dealer clears the table of losing bets and pays out the winning bets. He does so by stacking the appropriate number of chips alongside the chips wagered. Upon completion, he pushes the chips to the winner. It is important to note, the wager is typically left in place on the roulette betting area. If a player does not “come down” from this bet, the bet will be in play for the next spin.
Once the table has been paid out, the dealer removes the marker and opens betting for the next round. Remember, it is customary to tip the dealer. Tips are both accepted and appreciated on either a per win basis or a per session basis. Additionally, dealers are permitted to play alongside winning players with their tips, so it is acceptable to place a bet on behalf of a roulette dealer in lieu of a tip when thanking your dealer.