If you are thinking of becoming a Roulette winner it is essential that you know the rules of the game!
The rules of land based roulette or online roulette are simple… However, if you are playing in a live casino there is some etiquette related to the table that you should familiarise yourself with…
Whether you are playing online or offline, every roulette table offers a minimum and maximum stake for the player which will vary from table to table. So, you should always know the Min and max limits of a table, both for the inside (single number bets for example) and outside bets (Red or Black, for example)… This is important because you should always play at a level you are comfortable with at the lower end and you should always know the table limit because if you are playing ‘double up’ strategy, you need to know when you’ll hit the table limit and run out of double ups…
While playing Roulette, players should always bear in mind that North American Roulette is different (and worse value for the player) than European Roulette, the reason being that the wheel has a 0 and a 00 which obviously increases the house edge. So, where possible, always play European rules and you won’t offer the house an unnecessary edge. It is also worth familiarising yourself with the bets available in French Roulette – Tiers (The Third), Orphelins (Orphans) and Voisins (Neighbours of Zero).
Another vital rule, which is not so necessary when playing online (where chips are clearly marked), is that players should be clear on the value of the chip they are willing to place on the table… The last thing you want is to put too much (or too little) on a winning/losing number. In online roulette you have the option to ‘clear all bets’ if you accidently place the wrong bet and you are completely unhurried a croupier – you are the master of when you spin the wheel, so there is no need to panic, take your time, reset and place the correct bet at your leisure. It’s for reasons like this that online roulette really is a great place to learn the game – the environment is relaxed, unpressured and you can play at your own pace.
Having said that, even in a casino, roulette game is played in at a relatively slow pace, unlike craps, for example… Players enjoy a reasonable amount of time to set their wagers irrespective of the crowd of the other players at the table. Players can even set their bets after the wheel has been spun until the croupier waves his hand signalling as ‘stop’.
Once the spinning ball goes into one of the slots, the croupier will declare the winning number and place a marker signifying it as winning number. Succeeding it, the croupier will sweep the table and the winners are paid.