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Roulette is one of the most popular casino games because of its simple rules and wide range of betting options. Since roulette is purely a game of chance, you do not have to worry about complex strategies when playing roulette for fun.
As long as you can afford to bet and know the basics of roulette bankroll management, you can just relax and have fun, placing bets, spinning the roulette wheel and collecting payouts.
Understanding the Roulette Wheel
There are two major variants of roulette with slight differences that greatly alter their house advantages and make players prefer one over the other.
European roulette has 36 alternating red/black pockets bearing numbers in the range of 1 - 36 and a single 0.
American Roulette has 36 alternating red/black pockets bearing numbers in the range of 1 to 36, a single zero and a double zero. The presence of the double zero in case of the American Roulette greatly increases the house advantage, driving players to more player friendly roulette variants such as European Roulette, French Roulette, which is similar to European Roulette and Mini Roulette. However, the rules governing each variant are the same and are easy to learn.
Roulette Bet Types
Although playing roulette is simple, it is a bit difficult to understand the different types of roulette bets and the payouts associated with each of them. Roulette betting options comprise Inside Bets or Outside Bets.
A list of Inside Bets would include the Straight Bet or a bet placed on one number, having a payout of 35 - 1. Other bets include the likes of the Split Bet or a bet placed on two numbers, having a payout of 17 - 1, the Street Bet or a bet placed on a row of numbers, having a payout of 11 - 1, the Corner Bet or a bet placed on 4 numbers, having a payout of 8 - 1 and the Basket Bet or a bet placed on a combination of five numbers, including 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3, having a payout of 6 - 1. You can also try the Double Street Bet or a bet placed on 6 numbers, having a payout of 5 - 1.
A list of Outside Bets would include Red/Black Bets placed on the assumption that the ball will come to rest on a black or a red pocket and paying even money prizes and Dozen Bets placed on 12 numbers and paying 2 - 1, among others.
How to Play
You will need to purchase roulette chips before you sit down at a game. Each roulette table has specific betting limits and you will have to bet accordingly for both inside and outside bets.
It is not possible to place a combination of Outside Bets and Inside Bets to make up the minimum. For instance, if you are required to place the minimum bet of $10, you must place Inside Bets worth $10 and or Outside Bets worth $10.
Once you have placed your bets, the dealer will set the roulette wheel spinning while the ball will be thrown in the opposite direction. If the roulette ball comes to rest on the numbers, colours, or number combinations selected by you, you will win the bet; otherwise, you can just have another bet and try again.