European Roulette Wheel
How to Play Roulette – Rules and Beginner Guide
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.
Something that is important to know, though, is the type of bets you can place when playing roulette. Let’s take a closer look at them.
TYPES OF BETS
In roulette, you can bet on a single number or on different groups of numbers. There are many betting combinations all of which bring you different odds for winning and different payouts. All in all, the more numbers you bet on, the bigger are your chances for a win and, therefore, the lower are the payouts that the game offers. Other than that, all bets are divided in three main categories: inside, outside and announced bets. The first two categories are the basic ones that are offered by all roulette games and that you should definitely know inside out, whereas the third is more advanced and featured only in select roulette variants. Now let’s start with the basic roulette bets and I’ll leave it up to you if you want to continue and learn more about the advanced ones.
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, as described and illustrated above
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
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 neighbors 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 neighbors. This is a 5-number bet that covers a certain number and 2 neighboring numbers on each side.
Consider an example In Figure 5, a bet of 0.1 EOS is placed on the number 29. At this point you can see that there are 0.5 EOS on the bet. In Figure 6 a bet 0.5 EOS is placed, the total wager that appear is 2.5 EOS. Every time it is 5 times the placed bet, why is this?
This is because the race track area is a “pro-zone”, and five adjacent numbers are placed at a time. Therefore, placing a bet on the number 29 also places an equal bet on its two numbers adjacent left and right of it being 7, 28, 18, and 22. When you include 29 it makes it a total of five numbers. (Bet’s 29+ each two numbers), each 0.1, so the bet amount is 0.5. After spinning the ball and it lands on 29, 7, 28, 18 or 22 the payout is 0.1*36=3.6 EOS.
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