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While seasoned players are busy trying to invent ways to beat the casino at roulette, beginning traders should start with learning its rules. Roulette rules are pretty simple, easy-to-understand, and logical.
What is roulette
In order to feel confident at roulette table, you need to understand what roulette is. Roulette is a wheel spinning counterclockwise, with a ball spinning clockwise on it, and a roulette table layout.
The roulette wheel has numbers from 0 to 36 painted on it. Zero is painted green, other numbers are Red or Black (18/18). Numbers with different colors come one after another – Red, Black, Red, Black, etc.
Roulette table layout has different numbers (1,2,3,4,5…) and differently colored sectors for different types of bets (Even/Odd, Red/Black, High/Low, etc).
Types of roulette
Among different types of roulette, French, American, and European versions are the most popular ones. Different types of roulette have different roulette table, bets, wheel, and rules. In addition, some rules (for example, payout for Zero) can be additionally set by the casino –the player must be informed about it in advance.
American and European roulettes have different sequences of numbers on their wheels. Moreover, unlike European roulette, American roulette has two Zero sectors, which makes its total number of sectors 38 instead of 37. If a ball hits Zero, the house (i.e. the casino) wins and takes all bets. American roulette having two Zero sectors (Zero and Double Zero) cuts your winning chances twice. The house edge in American roulette is 5.26% against 2.63% in European roulette.
Types of roulette bets
The player should remember the main rule: the more accurate your bet (i.e. the number) is, the higher are your potential winnings. Every player can bet on just one number, which may bring х35 your bet. Or you can bet on 2,3,4,6,12 or even 18 numbers at once. In this case, while your winning chances grow, the amount you may win reduces. Bets on one number or combinations up to 4 numbers are called Inside bets, while bets on larger combinations (Even/Odd, Red/Black, Columns/Rows) are known as Outside bets.