How To Play Roulette

Roulette is a widely recognized game even if many people are not well acquainted with how to play. This game of chance is played by placing bets hoping to predict what number a ball will land upon inside a spinning wheel.

A Roulette table consists of a playing wheel at one end and a betting surface covering the remainder of the table. There are two groupings of bets that can be made, the inside bet and the outside bet. Inside bets are bets placed on the numbered squares on the inside of the betting table. Outside bets are made on an option that represents sets of outcomes or ranges of numbers, for example, a bet that the ball will land on a red number or that it will fall inside the set of numbers one through twelve.

The playing wheel consists of numbers 0-36 for a European wheel and 0-36 plus 00 for an American wheel. The difference is a higher house edge when using the American wheel. The numbers are arranged close to the outer edge of the wheel in a non-consecutive order. Each number has been permanently assigned to red or black. Zeros are green.

Ample time will be provided to place bets on the table surface, but when the time comes to spin the wheel the dealer will call for final bets and spin the wheel. No bets can be placed after this point and no one may touch the table again until lost bets have been removed and winning bets paid. During the payout period the dealer will place a marker on the table over the winning number known as a dolly. No new bets can be placed until the dolly has been removed.