HOW TO PLAY ROULETTE
Sociable and simple to play, Roulette is loved the world over by serious gamers and beginners alike. There’s little wonder why it’s the classic casino game. Here’s how to play.
PICK YOUR TABLE
Spend some time checking out the different Roulette tables, as each will have a sign showing the minimum bet required to play. Find the one that best matches your betting level and take a seat.
To get your coloured playing chips, put your money on the table and ask the dealer, “colour please”.
They’ll then give you your own colour chips so they won’t get mixed up with anyone else’s on the table.
DECIDE ON YOUR STRATEGY
You can now choose to play in all kinds of ways.
Some people put their chips on a single number, while others prefer to bet on a whole section of numbers. Many beginners place bets based on family birthdays and lucky numbers, or you could decide to keep it simple by choosing either red or black. Some people even cover a certain section of the wheel, hoping the ball will drop there.
Everyone has their own strategy, so find one that makes you feel lucky.
IT’S GAME ON!
Once your bets are placed – you may need to reach across the table or ask the dealer to place these bets for you – the dealer will spin the wheel and soon say “final bets please”. That’s your last chance to place your chips.
There are 37 numbers on the wheel (0-36). Eighteen are coloured red, 18 coloured black and number zero is coloured green. The ball will drop into one of these numbers, and if you have a winning bet, you’ll be paid the odds shown on the table to the right.
SHOW ME THE MONEY
The dealer pays most winning bets in colour chips so you can continue playing. However, if you win big, or are lucky enough to build up a big stack of chips, the dealer might ask if you want cash chips instead.
When you’ve had enough playing and want to leave the table, it’s time to ‘cash out’. That’s as simple as asking the dealer to change your colour chips back into cash chips. All you do then is take these to the Cash Desk and change them back to money, ready to play again or hit the bar to celebrate!
- 1 number straight up 35-1
- 2 numbers split 17-1
- 3 numbers street 11-1
- 4 numbers corner 8-1
- 4 numbers 1st four 8-1
- 6 numbers fix lines 5-1
- 12 numbers column 2-1
- 1 dozen 1st 1-12 2-1, 2nd 13-24 2-1, 3rd 25-36 2-1
- Even/odd, red/black, 1-18, 19-36 evens
DOUBLE ZERO ROULETTE
The game is played with a wheel containing 38 compartments numbered from 1-36, 0 and 00. The numbers from 1-36 are divided up equally and coloured either red or black. The two zero numbers (0 and 00) are coloured green.
SPREAD BET ROULETTE
Spread Bet Roulette is an optional roulette wager. It can be played in addition to or instead of a normal roulette bet.
Spread Bet Roulette is based on the traditional even money 1-18 and 19-36 ‘spread bets’, but in order to achieve the larger pay-outs, the traditional game result is added to a second result identified by the roulette winning number display.
The results are shown on the roulette winning number display in the form of two concentric number rings. The number rings spin in opposing directions, alternating each game and each game the number rings stop spinning at the ‘no more bets’ event.
When the ball lands in the winning number on the roulette wheel, the result is highlighted on the outer number ring and added to its adjacent number on the inner number ring. The sum of these two numbers forms the Spread Bet Roulette Result.
When a wager is placed a bet on a ‘spread’ in which the Spread Bet Result falls, the player wins in accordance with the pay table.
Spread Bets Roulette bets are placed at the same time as the traditional roulette bets and like the traditional game can continue to be placed until ‘no more bets’ is called.