Beyond all doubts, playing roulette could be considered as a kind of art. There are no intricate or sophisticated rules for this game but in order to perceive and enjoy the process fully you need to know the basics.
Players vs. the House
The sense of the whole game consists in the competition between players on the one hand and the House on the other one. The latter part is presented by croupier or dealer who is responsible for accepting the bets accordingly, spinning the roulette wheel and a little ball in the opposite directions, announcement of the outcome and dealing with the payouts.
Chips and checks
At the very beginning players make the roulette bets using individual chips that you can buy at casino. In order to start the game gamblers simply place the chips on the numbered layout (you are free to choose any number including zero positions) or on the outside. You do not need to be worried that the chips will mix up as they are differently coloured. The only thing you should be careful about is to place your bet in time. When the croupier turns the wheel and spins a ball, that is exactly the moment when nobody is allowed to stake or make any changes anymore. By the way, there is an established practice to start the first wheel spin with the ball being in the slot which number corresponds to the current date of the day.
Another important milestone when choosing the table where to play is connected to the fact European roulette provides you with lower house edge of 2.7%, while in American roulette casino's advantage comprises 5.26%. In practice it means that the winners get a chip or a couple of chips less than they should have been given.
There are some most common and easy strategies that gamblers often use:
- some players define their "hot" numbers that seem to be lucky and come up more often than others and simply stake on them;
- other players observe numbers that have not fallen for a long time and bet on them in the hope that there is just their turn to come up;
- sometimes it makes sense to make bets on many numbers in order to increase the probability to win, but in this case your payout will be reduced considerably;
- additionally, there always are people who elaborate their own methods based on mathematic, statistics, game of theory' postulates and play according to them.
After the result announcement the dealer takes away the chips from losing slots and puts the dolly on the winning one. According to the rules the winning bets are those that are located on andnear the number that falls in the roulette wheel. Moreover, players who made their bets outside are regarded as winners in case when the winning number is presented.
Players, if they win of course, could exchange coloured chips and the roulette odds with cash chips which have the price amount depicted on them. In order to get real cash money gamblers need to go the cash desk and make exchange there.