We present you Roulette, the oldest and the most famous casino game!
You probably know that Roulette is the oldest and most famous casino game. Roulette is also considered as the king of casino games. It’s simple and exciting and you almost always have a 50% chance of getting win. A large selection of different options for the game and payment also distinguishes the Roulette in comparison to other casino games. It’s a simple yet fascinating game of chance that is extremely popular around the world – both at land-based and online casinos.
And now, if you didn’t know how to Play Roulette we are bringing out basic rules that can help you to play Roulette:
The rules of roulette are quite straightforward. In this game, you have a wheel that features red and black slots that have the numbers from 1 to 36 on them, and one or two green zero slots – depending whether you’re playing European single zero roulette or American double zero roulette. Except for the wheel, you have a table which also features the numbers and several additional sectors on which you can place bets. After all the participants in the game have placed their bets on the table, the dealer spins the wheel and throws in a small ball. Whichever is the number of the slot the ball lands in is the winning number.
If you take a better look at the roulette table layout, you’ll notice that the main part consists of the numbers from zero to 36 and the rest are sectors for betting on groups of numbers: odd/even, red/black, 1-18/19-36, columns and dozens. The bets that you place on the numbers themselves are called inside bets, whereas the bets that you place on the other sectors are called outside bets.
There are seven types of inside bets:
This is a bet that covers only one number. In order to make this bet, place the chip inside the square of the number.
A bet on two numbers which are adjacent on the table, made by placing the chip on the shared line of the two numbers’ squares.
A bet on three consecutive numbers located on the same line. Make the bet by placing the chip on the outer corner of the row.
A bet on two adjacent lines. In order to make this bet, you have to place the chip on the common outer corner of the two lines
This is a four-number bet, placed by putting the chip on the common corner of the four numbers. Also called ‘square’ bet.
A three-number bet that includes the zero or zeros. Place the chip on the line shared by the zero box and the two other numbers.
Bet on 0, 1, 2 and 3 with a chip on the corner shared by the zero box and the first line. In American Roulette, it includes the double zero.
As we already mentioned, the outside bets in roulette are those bets that are placed outside the number field, on the sectors that cover the bigger groups of numbers. There are five common types outside bets:
Red or Black – Bet on the colour of the winning number
Odd or Even – Bet on whether the winning number will be odd or even
1 to 18 or 19 to 36 – Bet on whether the winning number will be low (lower than 19) or high
Dozens – Bet on one of the three dozen that are found on the layout of the table
Columns – Bet from which of the three columns will the winning number be
There’s another bet that is considered to be an outside bet but is available only in certain roulette variations. It’s called the snake bet and it covers the red numbers 1, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30, 32 and 34, creating the shape of a snake. In this bet, all the numbers are covered by one chip. Some games also feature a black snake bet which again resembles a snake but consists only of black numbers: 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26, 29, 28, 31 and 35. In the black snake betting combination, the 17/20 numbers and 26/29 are split bets, while all the rest are straights.
The announced bets are special betting combinations most commonly featured in French Roulette though also often present in online European Roulette variants. And since they are most commonly featured on French Roulette, they all have their individual French names.
Let’s start with the Voisins du Zéro bet, also known as the Neighbours of Zero. This bet covers the zero and the 7 numbers on each side of the zero – from 22 to 25 on the wheel. This makes for a 15-number bet which is made of 9 chips:
A trio covering 0,2,3 – 2 chips
Five splits: 4/7, 12/15, 18/21/ 19/22, 32/35 – one chip each
One corner: 25/26/28/29 – 2 chips
Another bet, which just like the Voisins du Zéro is covering quite a bit of numbers, is called Le Tiers Du Cylindre. It’s located opposite on the wheel compared to the Voisins du Zéro and covers 12 numbers – from 27 to 33 on the wheel. This is where the name of the bet comes from – it literally translates to ‘One Third of the Wheel’. All the numbers covered by this bet are: 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23,10, 5, 24, 16 and 33. This is a 6-piece bet. One chip is placed on the table for each of the following splits: 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30 and 33/36.
Another popular announced bet is called Orphelins. This is pretty much the bet that covers what is not covered by the Voisins du Zéro and the Tier bets combined. This bet covers 8 numbers: 1, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 31 and 34. This is a 4-chip bet consisting of one straight on the number 1 and four splits on 6/9, 14/17, 17/20 and 31/34.
Furthermore, there’s also the Jeu Zéro bet, also called the Zero Game. This bet covers 3 neighbours of the zero slot on each side of the wheel. It’s a 4-piece bet – there’s one straight on the number 26 and 3 splits on 0/3, 12/15 and 32/35.
A very common announced bet that you can place on roulette is the neighbours. This is a 5-number bet that covers a certain number and 2 neighbouring numbers on each side. For example, the bet ‘5 and the neighbours’ covers the numbers 5, 24, 16, 10 and 23. In order to place this bet, you’ll need the special ‘racetrack’ betting section (see the picture above) which is available in most online roulette variations but not in all of them. Some online games even allow you to chance the number of neighbours you want to cover on each side of the number you’ve chosen, up to 8. A very useful bet, indeed, especially when you’re playing live roulette and discovered some pattern in the dealer’s actions which leads you to believe that the ball will fall in a certain section of the wheel.
As online there are no boundries, there are many interesting and innovative roulette variations that feature even more types of bets.
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