How to Play Roulette – After all bets are placed, done by physically placing your chips on one or more locations on the board, the Dealer spins the wheel in one direction and the ball in the opposite direction. Winning bets are determined by the numbered slot in which the ball comes to rest.
The winning number is marked by the Dealer. Losing bets are collected and winning bets are paid. After all payoffs have been made, the Dealer will announce “Place your bets.” You may then place bets on the next spin until the Dealer announces “No more bets.”
Note: On even money bets, you lose only half your bet if either zero (0) or double zero (00) is the winning number. On Roulette tables with only the single zero (0), and the winning number is zero (0), Players with bets on even money (outside) areas lose.
A Roulette Table
Types of Bets
There are several types of bets that can be placed on the Roulette table:
The Straight Bet
This is a bet on any single number and odds of 35-1 are paid on a winning number.
The Column Bet
This bet is placed on any of the three columns of twelve numbers running along the table. The odds are 2-1 for a winning bet. If 0 comes up, the column bets lose.
The Dozens Bet
This bet is placed on the outside boxes marked 1st, 2nd and 3rd 12. The player will bet on numbers 1 to 12, numbers 13 to 24 and/or numbers 25 to 36. The odds are 2-1 for a winning bet. If 0 comes up the dozens bets lose.
Black or Red Bet
A player can bet on either a black or red number coming up. The odds here are even (1-1). If 0 comes up the black and red bets lose.
Odd or Even Bet
A player can bet on either an odd or even number coming up. The odds here are even (1-1). Again, if 0 comes up the odd and even bets lose.
High or Low Number Bet
The player can bet on the high box (1 to 18) or the low box (19 to 36). The odds are even (1-1) for the winning bet. If 0 comes up the high and low bets lose.
The Two Number or Split Bet
A player may place a bet on any line that divides any two adjacent numbers. The bet is that either of those two numbers will come up. The odds are 17-1.
The Row or Street Bet
A player can bet on the three numbers in a row on the table by placing the bet/chip(s) on the outside of that row. The bet is that one of the three numbers will come up. The odds are 11-1.
The Corner or Square Bet
The bet is placed on the intersection of four numbers. The bet is that one of these four numbers will come up. The odds are 8-1 for a winning number.
The Six Number Bet
This bet is placed on the outside of the line that splits two rows of numbers. This will cover all six numbers. The bet is that one of the six numbers will come up. The odds here are 5-1 for a winning number.