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How to Play Online Roulette

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    Bets may be placed until the ball is ready to leave the track and the dealer calls “No more bets, please.” The dealer places a marker on he winning number and bets are paid accordingly – this betting structure will also apply to those playing online roulette.

    Chips (checks), ranging in value can be bought in stacks of 20 from the dealer. Each player determines what the checks are worth when they buy-in and are given a color. Players can make as many bets as they wish and can use roulette checks or gaming chips.

    Bets are placed in many different ways on the table, and on a variety of numbers for different reasons. Players may choose to change numbers every spin or play favorite numbers, birthdays, ages or even create decorative geometric patterns.

    Roulette Single Number Roulette Two Number Split Roulette Payout Odds
    1 Check Pays 35
    2 Checks Pay 70
    3 Checks Pay 105
    4 Checks Pay 140
    5 Checks Pay 175
    6 Checks Pay 210
    7 Checks Pay 245
    8 Checks Pay 280
    9 Checks Pay 315
    10 Checks Pay 350
    1 Check Pays 17
    2 Checks Pay 34
    3 Checks Pay 51
    4 Checks Pay 68
    5 Checks Pay 85
    6 Checks Pay 102
    7 Checks Pay 119
    8 Checks Pay 136
    9 Checks Pay 153
    10 Checks Pay 170
    Single Number/Straight Up – 35 to 1
    Number/Split – 17 to 1
    Number/Across – 11 to 1
    Number/Corner – 8 to 1
    Number/1st Five – 6 to 1
    Number/Across – 5 to 1
    Action Numbers – 4 to 1
    Section (12 numbers) – 2 to 1
    Column (12 numbers) – 2 to 1
    Low / 1-18 – 1 to 1
    Even – 1 to 1
    Odd – 1 to 1
    Red – 1 to 1
    Black – 1 to 1
    High / 19-36 – 1 to 1
    Courtesy Line* – 17 to 1

    The History of Roulette

    Roulette, literally translated, means “small wheel” and is the oldest casino game played today. Gambling with the wheel began almost with its invention. The Romans are said to have gambled with spinning chariot wheels and various “wheel of fortune” devices. Pascal, a French mathematics scholar, is supposed to have invented the game in the 17th century as an offshoot of perpetual motion devices. French roulette reached England sometime around 1820. Descriptions of the game show that it is almost identical to the roulette game now played here.

    The game became very popular in the bars and bordellos of the old west during the California gold rush and Nevada silver era, so much so that fortunes in gold sometimes traded hands on the bet of a single number.

    How to play Roulette

    Roulette is simple, easy to play and exciting, with a wide variety of bets and combinations of bets, some at long odds and some at even odds. The Roulette Wheel has 36 numbers form 1 to 36, plus a “0” and a “00”. There is also a single “0” wheel. The numbers are alternately colored red and black with “0” and the “00” in green.

    Play begins when the players have made most of their bets by placing chips on the numbered layout. The dealer then spins the white ball in the opposite direction of the spinning wheel.

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