Roulette Casino Game
Roulette is a game long-rooted in casino tradition. The game is pure chance, yet still one of the most appealing and easy to love of the casino games. It is based on the concept of a spinning wheel set into a small well where a spinning ball falling in numbered slots wins or loses players their bets. It sounds like a complex game, but Roulette is in fact quite easy to comprehend.
The Roulette table is a large grid of numbers painted on felt, with the Roulette wheel set into the table at the far end, by the croupier. The croupier is a casino employee in charge of supervising bets, spinning the wheel, and setting the ball in motion. The Roulette wheel has slots bordering its edge, numbered one to thirty-six. They alternate between red and black. There is also a green zero slot. Gamblers first place bets on where the spinning ball will land. They place their stacked chips on the felt grid to make these bets. The croupier will then set the wheel spinning, then send the ball spinning around the well. The ball will eventually stop spinning, landing in one of the spinning slots. Whichever slot the ball lands in determines which players have won, which have lost.
Win at Roulette
The question many people have is: how can I guarantee a win at Roulette? The answer is simple: you can’t. Roulette is not a game like poker or even blackjack, where there is a level of player skill involved in the game play. It is completely betting on chance, in the hopes that the ball will stop where you predicted.
One look at the Roulette table will tell you that you have a vast amount of options for placing bets. There are a whole host of different odds at play on the table, and it’s important to know just how much you stand to win.
The first type of bet is what is known as an “Outside Bet”. These outside bets are have lower payouts than other bets, but they are much more likely to win. A typical outside bet is betting on either even or odd. This bet entails that the ball will fall in either an even numbered or odd numbered slot, depending on the bet. As you can see, the chances of winning this bet are considerably high, almost exactly 50/50. Other outside bets include betting on a red/black land, betting on the first half or second half of the thirty-six slots, or betting on an entire column of numbers on the table grid. Again, thanks to the high odds of winning, outside bets have comparatively low payouts.
The second type of bet is known as an “Inside Bet” (surprise, surprise) and the chances of winning these are significantly lower. They are high-risk bets, which make them both more intriguing and more deadly to your wallet. A typical inside bet is a the “straight up” bet, in which a gambler places a bet on a specific number, hoping that the ball will fall in the slot with that number. Seeing as the chances of winning this bet are far less (one in thirty-seven), the payout is considerably less. Other inside bets include betting on two adjoined numbers, or betting on three numbers positioned in a row on the table grid.
Roulette is not only an easy game to understand, it’s an easy game to get sucked up in. And thanks to the all-or-nothing nature of the betting, a gambler’s chips may vanish before they even know it. Remember to set a roof on your spending, and not to wager too much on a bet which after all is based on pure chance.