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Roulette Play

Chips are purchased from the Roulette Dealer and assigned the value you choose per chip but remaining within the table minimum and maximum. Wagers are made by placing your chips on the table in positions correlating with where you expect the ball to land on wheel. You can bet on color, odd/even, single numbers (including zero/double zero), combinations of numbers, or groups of numbers.

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As you play you need to meet the minimum bet requirement. If the minimum bet is one dollar and you are playing 25-cent chips you need to play at least four chips bringing your total bet to $1. Many tables separate the outside from the inside when meeting the minimum bet requirements which means you are not allowed to split the minimum bet between the inside and outside betting areas. If you chose to play both you must meet the minimum both inside and outside. For example, on a $1 minimum table you must play at least $2 if you want to play both the inside and the outside betting areas.

The Roulette operator known as the banker, croupier, or dealer spins the wheel after wagers have been placed and releases an ivory marble into the bowl in the opposite direction of the spinning wheel. You are allowed to continue betting beginning from the time the last games marker is removed from the betting area, after the ball is released for the next game, and until the time the dealer waves their hand over the table and says, "No more bets."

When the spinning wheel slows the marble will come to rest in one of the compartments that will be the winning bet. The marker is placed on the Roulette Table's corresponding number to where the ball landed and wagers are paid appropriately before removing the marker and moving on to the next game.


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Betting Options

Inside bets can be placed straight up or in variations of ways to include multiple numbers on a single bet. This is done by placing your chip(s) in a position to touch all the numbers you wish to bet on or on the side of the row for the Trio, Five and Six Number Bets. Paybacks to the various bets are as follows:

Type of Bet

Bet Pays

Straight Bet

pays 35 to 1

Split Bet

pays 17 to 1

Trio Bet

pays 11 to 1

Corner Bet

pays 8 to 1

Five Number Bet

pays 6 to 1

Six Number Bet

pays 5 to 1


Using the information on this page, casino gamblers now know how the basics of how to play roulette.

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