Roulette Rules

The history of roulette dated back to the 17th century. Since then roulette has gained popularity among gamblers in Europe. Read how to play it.

Roulette is game between the players - about 8 in number - and the house. The dealer also known as the croupier stands for the house. He is in charge of the payouts and the wager; and also the spinning of the wheel.

The manner of playing the European/French roulette is the same with that of American roulette. The only difference is that in American roulette there are 38 slots instead of 37 slots we have in European/French roulette. This is as result of the addition of 00 slots in American roulette.

There are coloured chips which each player has to buy. But the value of the chips is not the same. The cash equivalent of the each chip is written on the chips. Once a player wins, he or she receives the cash equivalent of the chips.

Before the game starts all the participating gamblers will place their chips on any slot of their choice whether inside or outside the wheel. Zero slot is also included. The croupier spins the ball. You can place your bet even at this moment until the dealer declares that nobody is allowed to place bet again. He does that when the ball is about to land on a slot. The winner is paid and then the croupier clears the table for a new game to start.

Roulette rules

Roulette Rules

Each version of roulette table has its own house advantage. The house advantage of the European roulette is 2.7% while that of American roulette is 5.26%. What a player should have gotten is lessen by a chip or 2 to give the house advantage.

There is another rule in roulette called the "en prison." It is not every casino that applies this rule and moreover the rule applies to only even-money bets. In this rule a gambler is permitted to bet for a second spin if the result of the first spin is zero. The player also has the option of taking half of his bet. Whereby the first option is taken and the result of the second spin is still zero the player loses his entire bet.

In "la partage" rule the player has only one option, namely, parting with half of his bet when the result is zero. This also applies only to outside even-money bets.

Roulette is purely a game of luck. A player who is able to predict where the ball will rest wins the game. So there is no special strategy of playing it. Some players bet on the numbers that win frequently while some other bet on the numbers that rare win.

French roulette is the same with that of European except in "la partage" rule that it offers.