Roulette has offered glamour, excitement and a sense of mystery to all casino lovers since the 17th century. Roulette is considered to be one of the easiest and most popular games in casinos worldwide mainly because the rules are relatively simple and easy- to- understand.  And as usual the easier the game is to understand the greater the excitement, and roulette is no exception. If you are looking for an easy, slow paced table game and prepared to sacrifice play the house edge, then roulette is the ideal game for you.

How to play roulette?

A roulette wheel consists of a spinning disk with divisions around its edge that revolves around the base of a bowl. A ball is spun around the outside of a bowl until eventually the ball and wheel come to rest with the ball in one of the divisions. The divisions around the wheel are numbered from 1 to 36 in a random pattern and alternate red and black. There is also a green division numbered 0. On American tables only there is a second extra green division marked 00. This is what makes the American version of Roulette different that the European game. Before rolling the ball, people place bets on what number will show up by laying down chips representing the bet being made.

Rules of roulette

European Roulette: Roulette is essentially a simple game to play. For each turn, once all the bets have been placed using coloured chips to differentiate each player, the croupier stops betting, spins the wheel, and rolls the ball in the opposite direction. When the ball stops on one of the slots, the croupier declares the results, collects all losing bets and pays out the winners’ profit.

There are some other rules that some casinos and houses play such as the La Partage and the En Prison.

Maximum and Minimum stakes: Casinos normally post a maximum and a minimum stake for a roulette table and this is occasionally done for entertainment purposes too. Normally, for each spin of the player the total amount of a player inside bets must exceed the minimum stake. The listed minimum stake usually shows the minimum only the maximum allowed for a single number straight up bet. The maximum stakes for other types of bet also increases proportionately.

Roulette tips for Beginners

  • Quit while you are making money: The longer you play, the greater chance you will lose money. The best thing to do is to set a profit goal.
  • Making your bankroll last: If you want to enjoy yourself and stay at the table as long as possible, decrease your bet size as your bankroll decreases.
  • Only play against real wheels as opposed to software roulette: Online casinos often use software roulette where there is no physical roulette. If you play online roulette, stick to the webcam roulette wheels where you can see the spins from a real wheel.
  • Do some research about the online casino before depositing: Make sure that you deposit many and play in a reputable and trustworthy online casino.