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Roulette Rules

Roulette is a very simple game to learn. You can learn to play the game online or in a land casino in a matter of minutes, without truly understanding the probabilities. Of course the more you know on a game the better off you are for winning. You will always have to contend with the house advantage. It doesn't matter what game you play, they will usually have a better chance of getting your money. When you start out with Roulette you are better off choosing a slower table with not a lot of individuals. This helps you learn the game and still get a decent amount of winnings for the bet.

In Roulette you are going to get chips to place the bets. Unlike other games these chips don't have any numerical value printed on them. Roulette usually has six to eight sets of colored chips with about 300 chips in each color. In this game the chip denominations are determined by you. Each player at the table is going to have their own color chips and the numerical value on those chips is decided by how much you have wagered. In other words if you exchange 100 dollars for chips you will get chips so that your lowest denomination would be 5 dollars. Most Roulette tables will not allow for any lower bet. The token given to the player on top of the chips offers the value the casino is awarding those chips.

American Roulette Rules
With American Roulette you have 38 slots from 1 to 36, and then the zero and double zero slots. You have a grid with every number on that table grid, and then a host of outside bets. The players will need to make any bets before the dealer calls no bets. This is when the wheel begins to spin and the marble goes round. Whatever number the marble lands in states the winning bets.

The table is going to show you the winning bets under the US rules. We have listed the probabilities and payouts for each bet. In America the Atlantic City casinos follow a different rule. The house edge is 5.26 percent on American Roulette, except for the five number bet. The house edge on that bet is 7.89 percent.

Single Zero Rules
In Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Tunica, and Connecticut you are going to find a single zero wheel in the casinos. The limits on these wheels are usually higher, so they are often played by the high rollers. The double zero wheels will not require a high bet. Nevada Palace in Las Vegas is an exception as they have a single zero wheel with a 25 cent minimum. The house edge for the American single zero wheel is 2.70 percent.

European Roulette Rules
With European Roulette you have a rule called 'en prison' in which the player can make an even money bet ,and if the marble lands on zero the player can get half the bet back or it will be 'en prison.' To have your bet imprisoned means you are going to leave the bet on that spot. If the imprisoned bet wins on the next round it is released, but you don't get winnings. There are a few rules regarding the zero and this 'en prison' maneuver, but standard protocol means you need the next spin to land on zero in order to get your bet back without winnings.


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