How to Play the Game of Roulette

Roulette is a classic wheel game that basically depended on luck. The wheel is situated in a bowl and spins around an axis. There are two variations of roulette - American and European. The total slotted numbers of roulette are 37 or 38, depending on which game variation you are playing. All the numbers from one through 36 are either in red or black. The numbers zero and double zero are slotted in green.

The dealer at the roulette table is known as the croupier. The croupier is the one responsible for spinning the wheel in one direction and rolling the ball around the edge of the wheel in an opposite direction. When the spin of the ball starts to slow down, no one is allowed to make more bets until the ball falls into one of the slots. If the ball falls into the slot that matches the bet you made, you win.

The layout at the roulette table has many kinds of bets available, and most of the bets are easy to understand such as black or red and even or odd.

When you sit at a roulette table, the first that you must do is to buy some chips from the croupier. Roulette has its own set of chips and always differs from other casino chips. Every roulette player is assigned a certain color of chips for the croupier to know who to pay off after every spin.

A certain color of chips may have a different value at any time of the day, depending on the buy-ins of the players. The chips in roulette are not to be cashed in at the cashier. Always keep in mind that before leaving the roulette table, you must need to cash out your roulette chips to avoid any losses because the croupier will not be able to remember the certain denomination of your chip once you stop playing or have left the table. So it is mandatory that you cash out before leaving the table.

When the croupier has already announces, "No more bets", do not place any more bets at the roulette table. Because if you do, it is called past posting and it is considered cheating. And cheating in any casino game is a serious illegal activity.

When the roulette wheel has already stopped spinning and the result is now determined, the croupier will put a marker above the winning number on the roulette table. If bets are present on that number, the marker is put above the chips. All the losing bets present at the table will be swept off first and then the winning bets are paid off next.

The outside bets are given their payouts first followed by the inside bets. Until the marker is still on the table, do not place your next bets yet so that the croupier will not be confused.

Roulette is an easy game to learn and if you follow the rules correctly, you will definitely enjoy it.