American Roulette originated from the European game known as French Roulette. Players may choose to place bets on either a single number or a range of numbers, colors red or black, or whether the number is odd or even.
To determine the winning number, a dealer spins a wheel in one direction and a ball in the opposite direction around the circumference of the wheel. The ball eventually loses momentum and falls into one of the 37 numbered pockets in the wheel. This represents the winning number for this spin.
AIM OF THE GAME
The aim of Roulette is to correctly guess which number the ball will land in. Every number has the same chance as any other and the winning number for each spin has no effect on the outcome of the next spin.
The American Roulette wheel is made up of 37 segments, numbered from 0-36, with 18 black numbers, 18 red numbers and 1 green zero.
The table can accommodate up to eight players and the game is run by a dealer who is responsible for all aspects of the game.
To avoid confusion when placing bets, each player is issued with an individually coloured set of chips, which is unique to that Table; these cannot be used anywhere else in the Casino. You can stipulate the value of the chips when you buy in and the minimum bets are clearly displayed at each table. Once you have finished playing, you must exchange your coloured chips for Casino Cash chips. These can be used at any table in the Casino.
Just before the dealer spins the ball they will announce, “Place your bets,” and you may continue betting until the dealer calls “No more bets.” At this time no more bets will be accepted. This means the ball is close to dropping into the winning number. Once the ball has come to rest, the dealer will announce the winning number and then place a marker on the layout indicating where the winning number and bets are. The table is then cleared of all the non-winning bets and the dealer pays out all the winning bets.
WHEN ZERO IS THE WINNING NUMBER
• All dozen and column wagers lose
• Even chances lose half the wager
Winners know when to stop. Not for persons under 18.