This game is of French origin and was first played in New Orleans. The United States adopted their own version, but the French version of roulette is still played time to time in Las Vegas. The only difference is that the American version has a single zero and a double zero versus the French version with just a single zero. It changes the odds and payoffs accordingly. You usually find most tables in Las Vegas with a minimum bet of $1 – $3.
Roulette is a fast moving, simple and exciting game offering many different types of bets and payoffs.
Each Player has a different colored set of non-value Roulette chips, determined by his/her purchase. $20.00 will purchase a stack of twenty $1.00 chips. $100.00 will purchase a stack of twenty $5.00 chips. These chips have no value at other tables.
After all bets are placed, the Dealer spins the wheel in one direction and the ball in the opposite direction. Winning bets are determined by the numbered slot in which the ball comes to rest. The winning number is marked by the Dealer. Losing bets are collected and winning bets are paid.
After all payoffs have been made, the Dealer will announce “Place your bets.” You may then place bets on the next spin until the Dealer announces “No more bets.”
Note: On even money bets, you lose only half your bet if either zero (0) or double zero (00) is the winning number. On Roulette tables with only the single zero (0), and the winning number is zero (0), Players with bets on even money (outside) areas lose.
You should remember to exchange the colored non-value Roulette chips for valued gaming chips prior to leaving a particular Roulette table.
WAGER ODDS EXAMPLE
Straight Up 35 to 1 Pays off on # 32
Two Numbers 17 to 1 Pays off on either 13 or 14
Two Numbers 17 to 1 Pays off on 0 or 00
Three Numbers 11 to 1 Pays off on 19, 20 or 21
Four Numbers 8 to 1 Pays off on 4,5,7 or 8
Five Numbers 6 to 1 Pays off on 0, 00, 1, 2 or 3
Six Numbers 5 to 1 Pays off on 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Any Column Bet 2 to 1 Any number on vertical column
Any Dozen Bet 2 to 1 Any number 1 through 12
Red / Black 1 to 1 Any Red number
19-36 / 1-18 1 to 1 Any number 19 to 36
Even / Odd 1 to 1 Any Even number
When you finish beating the house at roulette, you will have to ask the dealer to “color out” for you. The dealer will then take your chips and give you casino checks which you may then use on other games or cash out at the cashier.