Roulette

Round and round it goes. Where it stops, nobody knows. Not even the seasoned veteran. That's right, it's time for Roulette. You won't find a simpler game. Your only decision is how much and where to place your bets. Of course, the choices seem almost endless. The numbers on the Roulette wheel consist of 1-36, plus 0 and 00, for a grand total of 38. See the Roulette wheel diagram to determine which number is on which color.

The Basics

First, buy Roulette chips from the Dealer. Even if you have leftover chips from Pai Gow or Blackjack, you'll need Roulette chips. With several Players throwing chips around, you want to make sure that the Dealer identifies you with a specific color chip. He also will make sure that your chip is worth the amount you paid for them. Once you're done playing at that table, make sure you cash your roulette chips in at the same table. If you walk away, no one will know the true value of your chips.

Now that you've bought your Roulette chips, place them down where you think the ball will land. You can place an inside bet or an outside bet.

Inside Bets

One number - Chip is placed on one specific number.
Two numbers - Chip is placed on a line between two numbers.
Three numbers - Chip is placed on the outside line of the row of three numbers.
Four numbers - Chip is placed on the corner connecting four numbers.
Five numbers - Chip is placed on the line connecting the 0, 00, 1, 2, 3. This is the only five-number bet on the roulette table.
Six numbers - Chip is placed on the outside line of two rows of three numbers.

Outside Bets

Dozens - Chip is placed on the box marked 1st 12, 2nd 12 or 3rd 12. The winning number must hit within the dozen range of your bet. 0 and 00 would be losing numbers.
Columns - Chip is placed at the bottom of the long column of numbers. The winning number must hit within the column of your bet. 0 and 00 would be losing numbers.
Red or Black - Chip is placed on the box marked Red or Black, referring to the background of the winning number. 0 and 00 would be losing numbers.
Odd or Even - Chip is placed on the box marked Odd or Even, referring to the winning number. 0 and 00 would be losing numbers. 1-18 or 19-36 - Chip is placed on the box marked 1-18 or 19-36. The winning number must hit within the range of your bet. 0 and 00 would be losing numbers.

Roulette Payoffs

 

WagerPayoff
One number35:1
Two numbers17:1
Three numbers11:1
Four numbers8:1
Five numbers6:1
Six numbers5:1
Dozens2:1
Columns2:1
Red or Black1:1
Odd or Even1:1
1-18 or 19-361:1