In order to play Roulette you need a wheel, table, chips and a ball. The wheel is the most fundamental aspect of the game as you need to be able to choose between a European and an American wheel. The European version has numbers from 1 – 36 and a 0, while the American wheel has numbers 1 – 36, a 0 and 00. The extra 00 gives the house a bigger advantage and this is why it’s the less popular version of the two. The wheel has alternating black and red numbered pockets and the 0 and 00 are green. The oblong table has the wheel on one end and betting options on the other: the layout corresponds with the type of wheel you’re playing on. The layout includes the main section with numbers 0-36 or 0, 00 – 36. The outside betting section displays 1-18 and 19-36, red and black, odd and even, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd dozens bet. The bottom section is for 1st, 2nd and 3rd column bets. In live Roulette the ball is small and usually made of plastic and the Roulette chips have no denominations printed on them.
At first, betting might seem confusing in Roulette but it’s easy when you understand the rules. There are two categories of bets: inside and outside. Inside bets are high risk but high reward, while outside bets are a safer option but offer smaller payouts. In Roulette you bet on numbers, combinations, ranges and colours. Some gambling terms are essential to help you understand the game. You need to know rules like En Prison, which gives you an extra spin on an even money bet when the ball lands on 0.
Roulette is a fun table game because you play against the casino, not other players, and this facilitates camaraderie and gives you an even more rewarding gaming experience.