Playing Roulette

Roulette is one of casino games which is a wheel game played on a table with a spinning wheel mounted on a carousel. The carousel has lots numbered 1 to 36 with a single zero pocket or an additional zero pocket depending on the version of roulette. The European version has a single zero pocket while the American version has an additional double zero pocket. Roulette rules are the same for both versions. The wheel is spun with a little ball on top and when the wheel looses momentum, the ball drops of its sloppy edges and the slot on which it settles is the winning number. Your winning or loosing then depends on your bet and the amount you are paid also depends on the type of bet you made. Each roulette table has a predetermined minimum and maximum amount of bet to adhere to.

Types of Bet

Roulette rules permit inside bets and outside bets. Inside bets are number specific while outside bets take automatic combinations of numbers.

Betting on one number attracts a payout ratio of 35 to 1 with the slimmest probability of occurrence. You have to choose one number from 0, 00 or 1 to 36 and the ball rests on the slot you betted you win.

Two number bet is also called spilt bet since it an either or scenario. You decide on two numbers and bet that the ball will rest on either of the numbers. If you win you are paid in the ratio of 17 to 1.

Three number bet attracts a pay out of 11 to 1 requires that you bet on a row of three numbers.

Four number bet attracts a payout of 8 to 1 and requires you to bet on a corner. The ball resting on any one number qualifies you as a winner.

Five number bet promises a payout ratio of 6 to 1. This bet is not desirable since it is the only which gives the house an additional 2.5% advantage.

Six number bet promises a payout ratio of 5 to 1.

12 number column bet promises a payout ratio of 2 to 1 with a winning probability of 31.58%.

12 number numerical bet also promises a payout ratio of 2 to 1 with a winning probability of 31.58%.

18 number red or black bet promises the least payout ratio in roulette of 2 to 1 but presents the greatest winning probability of 47.37%. It means you bet on the ball resting on either a red or black slot if that happens you are a winner.

18 number odd or even bet promises similar payout like above with the same probability much like 18 number high or low.