Whether you are seated in front of a shiny spinning roulette wheel in Las Vegas, Nevada or comfortably seated in front of your home or office PC in Hong Kong, if roulette is your game, the rules are the same. When gambling online, it is important that you choose a ‘Las Vegas’ style casino with great odds, payouts, progressive jackpots and top-quality online casino games.
After you have downloaded the free casino software, opened an account and deposited some playing funds, you are almost ready to begin playing. All you need to do is seek out an exciting online roulette game that appeals to you, purchase some chips and you are almost ready to go.
However, before you wager a chip, we would recommend that check out the following roulette rules so that you are completely prepared for your online roulette session, Vegas style!
You will be allocated your own unique colored set of chips so that the dealer can distinguish your chips from those of the other players. You place your chips on the table according to the numbers or colors you think will come up.
It is important to note that bets are divided into two categories: Inside Bets and Outside Bets. Inside bets are placed inside the table and must equal the table minimum, while outside bets are placed outside the table and must each be the table minimum. For instance, say the table minimum is $10, you may have 10 x $1 inside bets but only 1 x $10 outside bet.
The croupier will spin the roulette wheel in one direction and a little white ball in the opposite. When he calls ‘no more bets’, all betting is halted and everybody waits with anticipation while the falls into a numbered slot, hopefully the same one you had a bet riding on. The croupier will put a ‘marker’ on the winning number and if any of the chips are yours, the croupier will pay you out accordingly. If not, the croupier will remove yours and all other non-winning chips.
A standard roulette wheel is divided up into slots numbered from 1 to 36 along with a Zero slot. The numbers are alternately colored black or red except for Zero which is green. As such, bets placed can follow high, low, odd and even. The great thing about roulette is that all numbers offer 37 to 1 odds.
This means, if you place a $10 chip on number 14 and 14 comes up, you win 37 x $10 = $370! If your $10 chip is straddling number 14, you will win 18 x $10. If your chips is sharing a corner of number 14, you will win 9 x $10.
And that’s how you play roulette in a nutshell. Good luck and happy playing.