Here is how you mater Roulette
If you have looked at a Roulette table and got confused, you are not alone. While we see the wheel a lot in media, the whole table can be something else. Fortunately, Roulette is actually very easy to understand and by the end of today, you will know all basics.
So let’s spin right into how roulette works.
The Roulette table layout.
The core of Roulette is you place a bet and a ball gets spun around a wheel that will eventually land on of the 37 slots that range from number 0 to 36. The betting table represents the wheel for you to place bets on.
You then place bets on the table layout in one or more of the betting positions before the ball gets spun. When the ball lands on a numbered slot, all the bets that correspond to the winning number will be paid out. Winning bets will stay in their positions or be paid out with the winnings while losing bets will be cleared from the table and go to the house.
The zero slot is always green and the other numbered slots are divided equally by red and black.
Placing bets on numbers.
When betting on numbers, you can place your bet none of the following positions:
- Straight-up: Placed on one number.
- Split: Placed between two numbers.
- Street: Placed on a row of three numbers.
- Corner: Placed between four numbers.
- Six-line: Placed on a row of six numbers.
You can place one chip or more on these positions and they each payout differently:
- Straight-up = 35 to 1
- Split = 17 to 1
- Street = 11 to 1
- Corner = 8 to 1
- Six-line = 5 to 1
Betting outside of the layout.
Outside the layout are bigger blocks that border the number positions. These have a much higher chance of winning, but the payout is much less.
You can choose to bet in a number of ways. Here are the betting options that have a 50 percent chance of winning and have a 1 to 1 payout:
- Red: The 18 red numbers.
- Black: The 18 black numbers.
- Odd: The 18 odd numbers.
- Even: The 18 even numbers.
- Low: 1 – 18.
- High: 19 – 36.
Next are the bets that vary in size and payout.
Dozen bets are placed on either 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36. The payout you get from this bet is 2 to 1.
Finally, we have column bets. These are placed on all the numbers that lie within the same column and payout 2 to 1 as well.
European, American and French Roulette.
You will come across three different types of Roulette, European, American and French. They are all very similar but differ in very minor ways.
European is the type of Roulette we have just gone through with this guide. American has two zero slots instead of just one. French keeps the wheel the same as European, but if you place a bet on the outside with an even chance, like betting on black or red, and lose, you will receive half of your bet back.
That’s it! Simple, right? Just remember that just like all kinds of gambling, Roulette is addictive and can negatively impact your life. Make sure that if you choose to gamble, you have a set budget you don’t budge from and that you are not going to put yourself at risk.