The word roulette literally translated from French, means "small wheel." It dates from ancient Greece and is the oldest casino game played today. Gambling with the wheel began when soldiers would spin their shields on the points of their swords and bet on where the shields would stop.
The object of Roulette is to bet on which numbered pocket a ball will come to rest in. On a Euro Roulette wheel there are 37 pockets numbered 0, and 1-36.
There are several types of bets in Euro Roulette. All are explained later under Betting Options. After you place your bets, the ball is spun and the outcome is determined by where the ball lands. If any of your bets are related to the outcome, you win!
Although the arrangement of the numbers on the roulette wheel may look arbitrary, the high, low, even, odd numbers are, in fact, mathematically balanced. The zero stands alone and the odd and even numbers alternate.
The following table explains all bet types and the odds that each winning bet pays. Bet types are considered either inside or outside bets.
A few words of caution: Bets are "paid as they lay". Make sure to place your bets exactly where you want them to be. If you intended to place a bet straight up on 17 but the bet ends up touching the line between 17 and 20, you will be paid for a split if 17 is the outcome. (You will also be paid for a split if 20 is the outcome!)
PLAYING THE GAME|
The game starts when you place a bet. As mentioned earlier in Betting Options, there are numerous bets that can be made. The details of placing bets can be read in Placing Bets on Table Games. It is strongly recommended that you read these Common Factors before playing. After placing your bets, spin the ball. To do this, left-click the Spin button or the wheel head, or hit Enter on your keyboard. When the ball lands in a pocket, the dealer will make the outcome announcement, remove all bets from the layout and place a marker on the outcome number.
All bets you placed that are related to the outcome will be totaled and paid to you. The amount of your win will be displayed on the lower left side of the game. This amount includes all winning bets placed and your winnings. It does not factor in losing bets. For example, if you bet $1 straight up on numbers 2, 11, 16, 21, and 25, your total bet is $5. If the outcome is 16, your win amount will be $36; the amount you won, $35, plus your winning bet of $1. After winning bets are paid, the marker is removed from the layout. Place another bet to play again.
KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR ROULETTE|
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