Roulette, poker and blackjack are considered the casino classics par excellence. Since poker chips, including instructions and the like, have long since moved into many private households as a way to play poker instead of spending an evening playing games together, the rules of the game are well known. If, contrary to expectations, you don’t know them, you can read them here.
The Goal of Roulette
Basically, everything in roulette revolves around guessing a number on which the ball spinning in the roulette wheel will stop. The roulette player places his bet. Then the ball starts spinning. If the ball lands where the player has bet, winnings are awarded. All other bets lose. This step-by-step guide reveals a few more details:
Before the ball starts rolling, the bets have to be placed on the gaming table. To do this, chips, so-called casino chips, must be placed. When playing offline, experts recommend letting the croupier place the chips at the end of the game to avoid any misunderstandings with other players in advance.
Once all the chips have been placed on the table, the ball starts rolling. To ensure that everything is done properly, the ball is turned along the edge of the roulette wheel. Offline, it is still possible in some casinos to place a bet until the croupier finally ends the betting. This usually happens with the most famous words from the casino scene: “rien ne va plus”.
Until the ball is rolled out, the tension increases. If it slows down, a bouncing of the ball then indicates that it is “bouncing” towards its final position. Now it lands in a number compartment. If you have bet on a single number, you will then know quite quickly whether there is a match between the token field and the kettle field where the ball has come to a stop. If this happens, the player can enjoy a win. If the numbers do not match, the round is considered lost. The stake is lost.
The details show on the tableau
If you have decided to play for free after this first brief instruction on this page, you still have to learn a few more rules of the roulette game before you can start or continue. For example, a look at the details also shows that there are significantly more betting options available on the tableau than just numbers.
Chips can be bet on the European Roulette betting field on
Numbers between 1 and 36 on red and black fields:
- on spaces between numbers,
- on the colours red or black,
- on the first 12 numbers, the second 12 numbers or the third 12 numbers,
- on the numbers 1 to 18 or on the numbers 19 to 36
- and on “even” or “odd”.
A distinction is made between inside and outside bets that can be placed.
Outside bets in European roulette
Payout odds of 2:1 can be achieved for two outside bets: for playing the dozen and the columns. To play a “dozen”, the chip must be placed on the 1st 12, 2nd 12 or 3rd 12 squares. To play a “column”, the tokens must be placed on the “2 to 1” squares. This covers 12 numbers of a column.
Payout odds of 1:1 can be achieved in four other outside bets. Bets can be placed on red or black, on even or odd numbers, on low or high numbers.
Other betting fields offer the same game options – but on different tables.
In the French roulette betting field, the chips can be used in a similar way, but the labelling is different, so it is advisable to start with the European variant mentioned at the beginning to get to know the game for the first time. By the way, there is also the American variant of the roulette game. Here, the roulette wheels differ from each other and the arrangement of the numbers on the wheel.