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How to Play Roulette

Despite the fact that it’s been around for centuries, few other games at 666 Casino can guarantee you such thrills and excitement as roulette. Nevertheless, if you’re new to this game or feeling a little rusty at the roulette table, check out our How to Play Roulette guide here.

The Basics of roulette

Roulette wheels contain red, black and green slots and each of these has a number printed on top (0-36). A game begins when the croupier (dealer) asks players to start placing bets on a betting table beside the wheel. The dealer then spins the wheel and   throws a ball onto it. And you can continue making bets until the ball begins to slow down and the dealer announces “No more bets”. Once the ball finally stops rolling, the dealer collects all the losing bets and pays out all the winning ones.

Pre-spin Activity

You need to find out what the minimum and maximum betting stakes are before you start playing a game. Then, buy some chips at a European roulette table as American roulette wheels contain an extra pocket (with a double zero) – giving the house a bigger advantage (nearly double). After you’ve done all that, place a bet when the dealer gives you permission to do so.

Types of Bets in Roulette

You can make a variety of bets on the inside and the outside of the betting table in roulette. So, lets look at some of these.

Inside bets are the most rewarding bets in roulette, but they are rarely successful. To make an inside bet, simply place a wager on one or more numbers. If you bet on a single number (a straight up bet), and it comes up, you win 35 times your stake. But you’ve only a 2.7% chance of winning one of these wagers in European roulette. Meanwhile, a split bet, is a bet placed on two numbers and if the ball lands on either of your choices, you win 17 times your stake. However, once again, the odds of pulling one of these wins off is low (5.41% in European roulette).

Outside bets are much safer than inside ones, so try to spend most of your money on these. But what exactly are outside bets? Outside bets are bets that cover a range of pockets on the roulette table and some of these (also known as even money bets) almost give you a 50-50 chance of success. For instance, you’ve a 48.6% chance of winning a red or black bet (a bet on either of the two colours). The chances for odd/even bets (a wager on an odd or even number) and low/high bets (a bet on low or high numbers) are the same. One drawback with these wagers, though, is you only win 1x your bet back.

Final Thoughts

Roulette should be a breeze for you now. Yet, before you start playing for cash, spend a bit of time playing free practice games online. Then, buy yourself some chips!

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