How to Play Roulette

Roulette is a casino game that everyone can try their hand at lady luck. There is no special skill that is required and playing the game is a great amount of fun. It is an easy game with a simple objective, to choose the winning number or a combination of numbers.

Roulette is a game of guessing. There is no rhyme or reason. It is simply the dealer spinning wheel and the ball landing where it lands. So, how do you play the game?

Roulette is composed of two parts, the wheel and the table. There are two types of Roulette wheels, which are European and American. The European is the best wheel to play on as there is only one zero slot. The American has two zero slots. Both are invoiced from numbers 0 to 37. When the ball lands in the zero slot, then the player automatically loses his / her bet and the bet goes to the house. The house advantage with the European wheel is 2.6% and with the American is 5.26%.

The table shows red and black charts and bearing the numbers found in the wheel. How the game is played, is that the player will place them bet on top of the number or combination of numbers that they house.

The table has two areas of betting. An inside betting area which has twelve rows with three numbers per row. This creates three columns which are vertical. The zeros are placed above the columns. When placing inside bets, they are placed in the inside betting area. Outside bets are found in the boxes outside the individual numbers in a layout. When you make an outside bet, you place the chips in the boxes that you choose to bet on.

When making inside bets, there are many possibilities that you may bet. When you here the term straight up, it means that you are betting on one number only, and this bet has the highest payout.

When you hear the term straddle it means that you are making a bet that includes a combination of numbers. With this type of bet, the payout decreases with the more numbers that you bet on.

When you hear the term split bet, it means that you are betting on two numbers and the payout is reduced in half.

When you hear the term street bet, it means that you are betting on three numbers and the payout is 11 to one.

When hear the term quad or corner bet, it means that you choose from numbers and the payout is 8 to one.

When you hear the term basket bet, it means that you are placing a bet composed of five number on zero, which is like betting on two zeros plus three other numbers. The payout for this type of bet is 6 to one.

When you hear the term double street bet, it means that you are placing a bet on six numbers and the payout for this type of bet is 5 to one.