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ROULETTE

Bitcoin Casino Roulette is a game of pure chance and one of the most popular European gambling games. Roulette involves a spinning wheel with special numbered pockets, a ball thrown into the wheel, and a betting table on which chips are placed. Depending in which pocket the ball lands, the player can be payed at odds between 1:1 and 35:1 on their bets.

HISTORY OF ROULETTE

Roulette became popular in France in the 1700's and 1800's especially in the luxurious gambling parlors of Monte Carlo. The rulers of the time reinstated gambling in Monte Carlo in order to relieve economic pressure and the game became the greatest hit amongst the nobility and aristocracy from all around Europe who used to visit Monte Carlo. Roulette made its way to the shores of the United States in the early 1900s, but was not met with as much enthusiasm as it experienced in European casinos, probably due to the the extra "00" slot that increased the house's odds of winning.

THE ROULETTE WHEEL

Roulette is played on a wheel consisting of 37 (European) or 38 (American) slots, each with its own number. The numbers are from 1-36; European wheels will have a single 0 while American wheels will have a single 0 and a double 00. The numbers alternate between pairs of odd numbers with pairs of even numbers, and also between black and red colored slots. The zero number slots are always green. Slots located outside each number catch a ball that is rolled in the opposite direction by the dealer and then drops into one of the slots when the spinning ends to determine the winning number.

THE ROULETTE TABLE

The roulette table is where the player places betting chips that markg the predicted outcome of which slot number the spinning ball will land on the wheel. The table is designed with the numbers arranged into three columns of twelve numbers. The first row across is 1, 2, 3; second row is 4, 5, 6 etc. The rest of the table is dedicated to the different types of bets that a player can make for groups of numbers.

TYPES OF ROULETTE INSIDE BETS

Straight Bets - Betting that one particular number on the wheel will come up. This is done by placing a chip on top of the number’s square on which a player wants to bet. The payout for this bet is 35:1.

Split Bets

Betting that one of two numbers that are adjacent on the table will win. A player places their chips on the line that separates the two numbers and wins if the ball lands on either two numbers. The payout is 17:1.

Street Bets (Trio or Three Number Bets)

Betting that any number in a particular row will come up. This bet is made by placing the chips on the outside line of the row on which one wants to bet. If any of the numbers in the row come up, the bet is a winner and the player is paid out 11:1.

Corner Bets (Square or Four Number Bets)

A bet that one of a group of four numbers will come up in the next spin. The numbers are all touching on the table and the player places the chip in the central point of the four numbers. If any of the four numbers comes up, the player is paid 8:1.

Five Number Bets (American roulette only)

A bet that either the 0, 00, 1, 2 or 3 will win. This bet is done by placing a chip on the outside line the separates the 0 and 1. If any of these numbers come up, the player is paid 6:1.

Six-Line Bets

A bet that one of six numbers on two adjacent rows will come up in the next spin. The chip is placed in between two rows on the outside line and a player is paid out 6:1 if any of the numbers come up.

TYPES OF ROULETTE OUTSIDE BETS

Column Bet

A bet that a number in a specific column will be spun and is made by placing the chip at the bottom of the desired column where it is marked “2-1”. The player is paid out 2:1.

Dozen Bet

A bet that divides the table into three sections: 1-12; 13-24; 25-36. This bet is made by placing chips in one of the three boxes titled “1st 12”; “2nd 12” or “3rd 12”. The player is paid out 2:1.

Red Bet

Betting that the next number to come up will be red. This bet is played by placing a chip on the ‘Red’ box and if a red number comes up, the player is paid 1:1.

Black Bet

Betting that the next number to come up will be black. This bet is played by placing a chip on the ‘Black’ box and if a black number comes up, the player is paid 1:1.

Even Bet

Betting that the next number to come up will be even. This bet is played by placing a chip on the ‘Even’ box and if an even number comes up, the player is paid 1:1. This bet does not include the 0 or 00 numbers.

Odd Bet

Betting that the next number to come up will be odd. This bet is played by placing a chip on the ‘Odd’ box and if an odd number comes up, the player is paid 1:1.

High Bet

A bet that the next number to come up will be between 19-36. This bet is made by placing chips in the “High” box and if the number comes up, it pays 1:1.

Low Bet

A bet that the next number to come up will be between 1-18. This bet is made by placing chips in the “Low” box and if the number comes up, it pays 1:1.

BETTING CHIPS

Every player has to buy special chips to play on a roulette table. In American roulette players are given different colored chips so that it is easier to track which bet belongs to which player on the board. In European roulette, however, memory skills are relied on greatly and all the players’ chips are of the same color. The chips come in different denominations and depending on the roulette table’s minimum requirements, specific chips are used. Once a player has finished with the chips, they need to be exchanged for cash – roulette chips can generally not be used in other casino games.

PLACING BETS

A player places bets on numbers (including the zero) inside the table layout or outside the table layout – these are known as inside or outside bets. Once everyone at the table has had a chance to place their chips on the table, the croupier will announce ‘no more bets’ and everyone has to remove their hands from the table. The croupier then spins the wheel and throws the ball in the opposite direction. The ball lands in a slot and the croupier will place the dolly over the winning number and clears away all the losing bets. Only once this is done, can players place new bets while the croupier pays the winners.

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