HubPages How to Play and Win at Roulette Online Updated on July 8, 2019 David Livermore moreDavid enjoys gambling when going to Las Vegas or Laughlin. So much so he enjoys writing about it The Game of Roulette There are two major components that you will see any time you approach the game of roulette – the wheel and the table. Most people know that the ball is spun in the wheel, and whatever number the ball lands on determines who wins and who loses.
The question is what bets should be made to have the biggest chance of winning? Chips can be seen all over the board, but with little to no explanation as to what they mean. So learning about the bets that can be made before playing will make the experience a lot more enjoyable.
This article will cover the American and the European (French) versions of roulette.
No, not yet. See results The Chips Used in Roulette In America, you will typically be assigned specifically colored chips, which are only usable at the roulette table. This will make it easy to keep track of where your bets are for the dealer and yourself. It is up to you to determine the value of the chips (as long as it is the table minimum), which you will advise the dealer of. The dealer will place a marker on your colored chip so that everyone will know how much your chips are worth. Once you are ready to leave the table, turn your roulette chips in for chips that have actual value. Roulette chips are worthless outside of a roulette table.
In other parts of the world you will use chips with specific denominations on them. So it would be wise to keep track of where your bets are at all times and try not to confuse them with other bets at the table.
Do not touch any other chips but your own. If you want to place a bet, but can’t reach the spot you want to bet on, then advise the dealer and he will place the bet for you. Do not throw the chip with the hopes of landing it where you want it. In the American version of the game, if someone else already has a bet in that spot, then your bet will be placed on top of their own.
The following are “inside bets” that can be made, which are the numbers on the board:
Single-number Bet. With this bet you are betting on a single number, either the 0, 00, or 1 thru 36. This has the lowest chance to win on, but provides the biggest payout if the number is hit. This bet is placed right on the number itself.
Two-number Bet. This is a bet that will be on two numbers. To place this bet, the chip will go on the line that separates the two numbers.
Three-number Bet. On this bet, you will be betting on three numbers in a straight row. Place the chip on the line right at the end of the row. Ensure you don’t touch on the corners of the other rows though as that can be taken as another type of bet.
Four-number Bet. For this bet, you will place your chip in the middle of where four numbers intersect on the board.
Five-number Bet. The only place this can be done on the board is on the line that the 0 and 1 meet. It will include the very top two rows on the board. This is considered the worst bet on the board, as it gives the biggest advantage to the house.
Six-number Bet. To place a bet on six numbers, the chip will go where the rows come together at the end of the board. The following are “outside bets” that can be made, which are the other parts of the board not including the numbers:
Red or Black. If you place a chip in one of these boxes, you want the ball to roll on a number that is the color you have chosen.
Even or Odd. Placing a bet in one of these spots will pay off if the number rolled ends up being odd or even.
Low or High. Placing a bet in one of these spots will result in a payoff if the number picked is within the range you bet on.
Dozen Bet. When you place a bet on one of these three boxes, you are betting that the number will either be in the first set, second set, or third set of twelve numbers.
Column Bet. With choosing one of the columns to bet on, you are wagering the ball will land in a number of that specific column.
Good “How To” on Playing Roulette Which version of Roulette do you prefer?
European. See results Tips on How to Win at Roulette There is no strategy or logic behind roulette. The number is chosen completely at random. Sure, you may find a pattern, but by the time you do it could completely change again. Mostly you will be relying on luck, but I do have some tips you should follow when you are playing roulette:
Never bet on the five-number bet. This will get you the worst return for your money, and gives the house more of your money. If you are playing to win, avoid this bet. This only applies to the American version of roulette.
Find the French roulette tables. Since the 00 is not on this table, the chances of hitting another number are slightly higher. Plus with the even money bets, your money could go “en-prison” and you have a better chance of keeping your bet.
Try various bets until you find the ones you like. Don’t stick to just betting on one number hoping for a huge payoff. Mix it up a little. You may find you like another kind of bet more.
Outside bets have better odds than inside bets. The money returned isn’t a lot, but you could grow your pile steadily until you are ready to place money on the inside bets.
Don’t try to find a pattern or a defect in the wheel. Casinos do their best to ensure the game is fair and legal. Just like changing out dealers at a blackjack or poker table, they will do the same at a roulette table.
Don’t play the electronic roulette games in a casino. These aren’t fixed or anything, but they just aren’t as much fun. Nothing is more fascinating than watching the ball spin around and finally landing on a number, especially if it’s your number! But the electronic versions usually allow for lesser bets.
Practice on a computer or other versions of roulette. There are computer and mobile games that allow you to learn the game of roulette. It’s good to practice on them so you can get a taste of what it’s like without losing money.
See who is lucky and who isn’t. If someone is hitting their bets over and over, follow suit and bet where they bet. They may be on a lucky streak and maybe you can get in on it.
Don’t expect to win. So many times I see players walk away frustrated that they didn’t win any money. In gambling, you can never expect to win money. You should be playing to have fun, and that’s it. If others hit it big, congratulate them. If you hit it big, don’t forget to tip your dealer.
Walk away. If you find you are losing a lot of money and not winning at all, then walk away. You may have hit a bad streak and need to shake it off. Have fun and good luck at the wheel! If you have any tips about the game of roulette, please share them in the comments below. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.