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Roulette Rules

Roulette is an intriguing game that is played throughout the world. The large payoffs that are possible for small wagers always stimulate the interest of the expert as well as the novice player. The game is popular in casinos worldwide in part because roulette rules are relatively simple and easy-to-understand.

However, roulette offers a surprising level of depth for serious betters. Before putting it all on black, learn the basics of this thrilling game by reading the detailed instructions in this article below.

Different players use different colored chips so the bets are not confused. The value of your chips is determined by the price you pay for them. Each spin of the wheel provides a multitude of options for the player. A player may bet on single numbers, rows of numbers, or on adjacent numbers. A player also may play colors, odd or even numbers, among others. A bet on a single number pays 35 to 1, including the 0 and 00. Bets on red or black, odd or even pay 1 for 1, or even money.

The chips you use when playing Roulette are not redeemable by the cashier nor are they good at any other game. Be sure to exchange your roulette chips at the table. They have no value in any other section of the casino.

Our Roulette Tables are setup for the American-style Roulette game with 36 numbered slots, a 0 and a 00.

We will start by familiarizing you with the equipment used when playing Roulette, before we going into the Rules of Roulette.

1 – Roulette is French for “little wheel.” On this wheel are 36 numbers a 0, and a 00; on some European tables, there is only a “0” and no “00.” A dealer (croupier) sends a small white ball spinning that will eventually land on one of the numbers. Bets are placed on the table, correlating with the slots the ball can possibly land in. On the table are the numbers and a few other options:

1st 12
2nd 12
3rd 12

2 – Know the different “inside” bets. In roulette, you have to anticipate the number or type of pocket on which the ivory ball is going to land. To do this, there are a range of bets you can make.[1] “Inside” bets, or bets placed on specific numbers, generally have higher paying odds. You can bet:

“Straight up” betting on one number pays 35 to 1
Split betting on two numbers pays 17 to 1
“Street” betting on three numbers pays 11 to 1
Three numbers can be bet with just one chip. It can be placed on the end of any “street” (the row of 3 numbers) on the table map.
Corner betting on four numbers pays 8 to 1
The chip lies on the intersection of the four numbers.
Six line betting on 6 numbers pays 5 to 1
The chip lies on the edge of two adjoining streets.

Additionally, for American roulette, there is the Five-number bet which covers “0,00,1,2,3” and pays 6:1, and the Row 00 bet which covers 0 and 00 and pays 17:1.

3 – Learn about “outside” bets. These bets do not involve specific numbers and are made on the outside of the number map, hence the name.

Color betting (red or black) pays 1 to 1.
Even or odd betting pays 1 to 1.
Column or betting on 12 numbers pays 2 to 1
Dozen betting (1st 12, etc.) pays 2 to 1
High or low bets pay 1 to 1.

4 – Realize your odds. At every roulette table (and at every game in the casino itself), the house always has an edge. All bets at both wheels (French or American) are paid at odds that would be true if only the 36 numbers were on the wheel. Their advantage comes from to 0 — and the 00 in America.

There are theories as to how you can improve your odds, but they don’t work. However, there are some variants that change how the favor lies:

At American tables, the “00” slot increases the casino’s advantage even more. On a roulette table with a single zero, the casino has an advantage of 2.7%. On a roulette table with a double zero, the casino has an advantage of 5.26%.

Some French tables will employ rules that generally help out the players. The “La Partage” and “En Prison” rules apply to outside even money bets like odds or even, black or red and low or high; they also apply when the ball lands in the zero slot. They are similar in the sense that players only lose half of their bet, but players cannot leave their bet on the table for another spin with the La Partage rule. If a player loses, they can collect half their bet in the En Prison rule, or leave half their bet on the table for the next spin with the La Partage rule.

Roulette Rules and How to Play the Game

1 – Find a table. In a Casino each Roulette table will carry a placard describing the minimum and maximum bets at the table. For example, it might read, “Roulette. $5 minimum inside bets, $5 minimum outside bets. $1,000 maximum outside, $100 maximum inside.” Table maximums usually are lower on inside bets because of the higher payoffs offered.

Since our tables are setup for mock gaming we do not have a placard describing the minimum and maximum bets at the table, this can be coordinated with your pit boss before the start of your event.

None of our chips have a monetary value, but they do have a point value that can be used for tallying points at the end of a tournament.

For mock gaming events our Roulette tables are set up to use the following chips and point values:

Red chips = 5 points
Green chips = 25 points
Black chips = 100 points
Purple chips = 500 points
White chips = 1000 points

We customarily use the following “color”, chips as marker or identifier chips:

Orange chips
Yellow chips
Light Blue chips
Dark Blue chips
Pink Chips
Burgundy chips
Gray chips

Remember the “color” chips you use when playing Roulette are not redeemable by the cashier nor are they good at any other game. Be sure to exchange your roulette chips at the table for point chips (or at a casino for money chips).

We can always customize the chips to represent other values with different colors. AGR Las Vegas can always add special details like your custom logo or corporate branding to the chips, playing felts and more.

2 – Watch what’s happening. For all intents and purposes, there can be no strategy to roulette. It’s pure and simple luck. Each number has the exact same shot of popping up every time…usually.

Sometimes, dealers have habits. They might release the ball at exactly the same angle and velocity nearly every time during a specific session. As the dealer releases the ball, the same numbers pass every time, increasing the chances that the ball ends up resting on the same portion of the wheel repeatedly.

A wheel can go off-kilter. However, casinos are pretty good at spotting this. There’s really no way to tell if a wheel is off balance unless you monitor thousands and thousands of spins.

3 – Hand your chips to the dealer. In Europe or France, this person may be called a “croupier.” In roulette, you do not play with normal casino chips. If you did, how would you know whose was whose after all the bets are placed? Each person gets a specific color to be able to differentiate between bettors. Even husbands and wives are recommended to separate.

You can get your chips in different point designated values. When you hand the dealer your chips, he or she will ask what values you want to designate your chips. If you’re at a 5 point minimum table, you could make them worth 5 points or you could make them wort 100 points (or anywhere in between). The lowest point value we use is the Red chip, which equal 5 points. Once you’ve chosen, they’ll place a chip on top of the rail, with a marker on top of that to indicate your colored chips’ value.

Since our tables are setup for mock gaming we do not have a placard describing the minimum and maximum bets at the table, this can be coordinated with your pit boss before the start of your event.

Also none of our chips have a monetary value, but they do have a point value that can be used for tallying points at the end of a tournament.

Roulette chips have no value away from the roulette wheel. When you’re ready to leave the table, place all your remaining roulette chips on the table and tell the dealer you’d like to cash out. He or she will give you normal casino chips in return.

4 – Know the procedure of a round. After the dealer clears the table and has paid the winners, play begins for the next round. He’ll pause for a bit, giving everyone time to decide on their bets. Then, he’ll throw the ball onto the wheel and spin it. The dealer will announce, “No more bets!” when the ball drops from the track onto the wheel.

Once the ball settles, the dealer placers a marker on the winning number (or winning chips, that is). Losing bets get cleared off first and then winners get paid. The process then repeats.

5 – Place your bets. The first six bets are placed on the pockets numbered 0 to 36 on the game table. If you want to bet on column, place your bets on the empty pocket under the three columns. For the dozen, choose the pocket P12 for the first 12 numbers, M 12 for the 12 middle numbers and D 12 for the last 12 numbers. Finally, when you want to bet on the outside bets, use the red, black, even, odd, high or low pockets.

Remember once the Dealer says, “No more bets.” they mean it and you can not touch the board.

Some players like to watch the other players, either hoping the others know something they don’t or doing the opposite of their opponents’ actions. You can try this, but it won’t improve your odds more than coincidentally.

Our dealers will be happy to explain any Roulette Rules you need clarified at your event. The exact placement of the chips determine the bet being made. Each player is responsible for the correct positioning of their wager on the layout regardless of whether the bet is placed by the dealer.

If you want to make your event even more memorable, we encourage you to hire one of our Diva Dealers or Party Pit Divas to host your action. These professional women with a “girl next door” look will make certain your players are treated with smile and offer excellent help for all your attendees.

The Staff at AGR Las Vegas, are all amusement and event game enthusiasts that would love to help you find just the right amusement game rental for your event. Please call us at 702.388.4263 if we can answer any additional questions, or to book your Lighted or Standard Roulette Tables today!

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