The Basics of Roulette

Roulette, a casino game that relies on luck to win, is one of the most popular gambling games in casinos. Known for its fast pace and high payouts, it is found in both online and land-based casinos around the world.

Roulette is played with a spinning wheel and a betting table. The player places his or her chips on the betting board/felt displaying all the possible bets, and then spins the wheel. The ball will then land in one of the slots on the roulette wheel. The game is based on luck, and players bet on the number they think will win. There are several types of bets: Straight-Up – betting on an individual winning number. The number chosen must appear on the betting board/felt to make this bet. Split – a bet that chooses two numbers. The number selected must be in the corner of the betting board/felt connecting these two options to make this wager. Dozen – a bet that the ball will land in the first, second or third ’12’ sections on the betting board/felt. This bet pays out 392 chips if the player wins.

When playing Roulette in a live casino, the dealer will accept your bets through your keyboard or smartphone. The dealer will then give you coloured roulette chips that represent the value of your money. These are placed on the betting board/felt, and are then spun by the croupier. A croupier is also responsible for collecting and paying out winning bets. Unlike online roulette, live Roulette is played face to face with an actual dealer and is handled in real-time.