Roulette Online - One of the most popular games in modern casinos
Roulette has been around for centuries and is played at casinos all over the world. It is extremely popular in France as this is where it is believed to have originated. This is a short list of simple to remember, and easy to follow tips. There are no hard and fast tactics that will make you a fortune but these can help you to better understand the game and aid in minimising your losses.
This is a short list of simple to remember, and easy to follow roulette tips. The fact is, there are no roulette tips that will make you a bundle, but there are some that may keep you from losing one.
- Never follow anybody's system. Even reputable names in the online gambling industry recommend you spread your bets around with a 'system' that makes no sense. Umm, ok let me just place the black and third column, so that if I win on one I will most likely lose the other. I'm sure they've convinced a million people to play though, because look at how few numbers could cause you to lose completely! That was sarcasm, subtle, but sarcasm. Spurious logic spouters, never listen to them.
- Look hard for a single zero roulette wheel. This will cut the house edge much more than any other option in the game of roulette.
- No matter how appealing a new and sexy bet might feel, never bet the five number bet, it has the worst odds on the table.
- Search for casinos that offer the surrender rule. This will cut the house edge almost as much as a single zero roulette wheel will, but only on even-money outside bets.
- No really, no systems.
- Don't spend your time looking for a biased roulette wheel. Although this may have been a valid methodology a couple of decades ago, any casino worth it's chandeliers checks it's own roulette wheels for biases.
Roulette rules - the outside bets. The core of a roulette board contains the numbers 1 thru 36, plus 0 and 00. On the edges of the table are places for outside bets. An outside bet can be a bet placed on a group of numbers, or some binding characteristic. All outside bets lose if the ball drops on 0 or 00.
Roulette Bet Types
- Red / Black - A bet that the winning number will be the color you bet on. Pays even money 1 to 1.
- Odd / Even - A bet that the winning number will be either odd or even. Pays even money 1 to 1.
- Low / High - A bet that the number will either fall in the range of lower numbers (1-18) or the range of high numbers (19-31). Pays even money 1 to 1.
- Columns - A bet on the 12 numbers contained in any one of the three long columns on the layout. The roulette table is just that, a table, with three columns an 12 rows. At the end of these columns there are places (usually labeled 2 to 1) to lay chips. Roulette rules state that if a number in your column comes up you win. Pays 2 to 1.
- Dozens - a bet on either the first dozen numbers (1-12), the second dozen (13-24), or the third dozen (25-36). Pays 2 to 1.
- The Inside Bets - Inside bets are made on specific numbers or combinations of numbers either within the number layout or on the border. There are a few different types, and roulette rules may vary by establishment.
- Straight-up Bet - A bet made on a single number (including 0 or 00). Place this bet by putting your chips squarely in the center of the number you want. This bet is a long shot, and pays 35 to 1.
- Split Bet - A bet on any two adjoining numbers (including 0 and 00). To place this bet put your chips on the line separating the two numbers. If either of the two numbers are where the ball falls, you win. Pays 17 to 1. It's worth mentioning that you can also play a split bet on 0 and 00 by putting your chips on the line separating the second and third dozen. This is used to save some time and effort for people at the far end of the table.
- Street Bet - A single bet that covers three numbers in a row. Place your chip on the outside line of the row you want to bet. Pays 11 to 1.
- Corner Bet - A single bet on four adjoining numbers that form a square. Place your chip where the four numbers converge. This is also known as a square bet or a quarter bet, depending on the casinos roulette rules and titles. Pays 8 to 1.
- Five-number Bet - there is only one five-number bet. Place your chip at the corner of the intersection of 0, 1, and the first dozen. This bet covers 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3. Pays 6 to 1.
- Six-number Bet - this is better known as a 'line bet'. This bet covers two adjacent rows of numbers. To make this bet, place your chip on one of the outside lines at the intersection of two rows. This bet pays 5 to 1.
Updated: 4-Dec-2014 10:10:00 +1000