Before you can understand how to play Roulette, it helps to have a little history, and background information on the game of Roulette.
The History of Roulette
Roulette comes from the French meaning “small wheel”. Some interesting stories have come about on how Roulette was used back in the day. The first time Roulette was seen was back in 1765 in Paris. Brought to the United States by immigrants (as most casino games that we see today were introduced.) The first time Roulette was seen in a United States casino was actually in New Orleans in the 1800’s. Players enjoy Roulette because the game is found in every casino world-wide as well as in Online UK Casinos and is easy, relaxing yet thrilling. The game of Roulette is offered in 2 different versions, American Roulette & European Roulette. The game is basically played the same with minor differences. In all versions players can bet on a single number, red or black, odds or evens & specific rows of numbers.
American Roulette Vs. European Roulette
So basically Roulette is a table with rows of numbers, each number is also placed within a slot on a wheel. there are exactly 37 numbers on the roulette wheel for American Roulette it has numbers 0 through 36. European Roulette has numbers 0 & 00 through 36. So the difference between the two aside from an additional number are the advantages. In American Roulette, the house advantage is 5.26% where as the European Roulette version has a house advantage of 2.7%. In Roulette, numbers 1 to 10 and 20 to 27 odd numbers are red and even numbers are black. Numbers 11 to 19 & 28 to 36 odd numbers are black and even numbers are red. The 00 and 0 numbers are always green. The Roulette number sequence are very different between European Roulette and American Roulette.
There are many different types of bets to be made with Roulette. A single number bet where your chip is placed only in the middle of 1 numbered square is called a Straight-Up Bet. A Split is a bet on two adjoining numbers placed either vertically or horizontally and placed on the line between these 2 numbers. A Street is a bet on 3 numbers in a horizontal pattern. Corner bets are when a bet is placed on four numbers in a square layout. The chip in this case is placed where the lines meet. Six Lines or a double street are when 2 adjoining streets are bet on with the chip placed at the corresponding intersection. A Trio is where in American roulette is placed on the intersecting point. A Basket is a bet on 0,1, 2, & 3. A Top Line Bet is on 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 the chip will be placed at the corner of 0 & 1 or 00 & 3. These are all called “Inside Bets” “Outside Bets have smaller layouts with better odds at winning. 1 to 18 is the bet on the first 18 numbers. 19 to 36 is on the next group of numbers, red or black which is regardless of number simply based on color. even or odd also non dependent on numbers. Dozen bets are for numbers by the dozen.
How to Play Roulette
Roulette is a very simple game, it takes literally no thinking to play Roulette & have fun. First you’ll pick your numbers, colors or betting strategy, you’ll place your chips & wager amount & sit back & watch the magic happen. The wheel will begin to turn as the ball is released usually the ball is silver or white. The ball is released with force kind of like a pinball machine, some watch the ball race around & around the wheel while others, close their eyes & wait to hear the commotion at the table after the ball has settled into it’s slot. After the ball has settled the winning position is announced & the game starts all over again! There are many different kinds of Roulette games there is an actual table made of felt with actual chips, a wheel & a ball or, there’s just a wheel & a ball where the numbers are placed on touch screens in front of each player or, there is full-on video Roulette where everything is digital even the wheel & ball.