Roulette Rules

Roulette Rules
Roulette Rules

Roulette in all of its variations has more than two centuries of tradition and etiquette. This classic casino game may seem simple enough with a bouncing ball, a wheel and a numbered felt table. After sitting down at a typical Roulette table, you realize that this game is much more complex and challenging. The house advantage for every version of Roulette can seem insurmountable for inexperienced players. The best way to overcome this feeling of dread is to learn the rules of Roulette.

Every casino sets rules as to how a player can engage the croupier or dealer at a Roulette table. You cannot sit down at the table unless you are going to bet chips. The typical Roulette croupier will not accept cash handed by a player. The changing of cash into chips must take place on the surface of the table. This formalized relationship between the player and the croupier extends to collecting jackpots. Players are not allowed to grab chips from the table after bets are called off to avoid confusion. The croupier will distribute the pot and collect losses between spins.

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You need to understand the difference between inside and outside bets before sitting down to play Roulette. An inside bet is a high-risk bet that deals with a single number or small group of numbers on the wheel. This type of bet includes straight-up bets where one number is chosen and corner bets where four numbers are selected. You can also opt for an outside bet if you don't mind lowering your potential jackpot. An outside bet is a low-risk wager where a player chooses red or black, odd or even as well as large blocks of numbers. This type of Roulette wager is named for the boxes located outside the three numbered columns.

Roulette Rules
Roulette Rules

Another Roulette rule that can limit your gaming experience is the table's minimum and maximum bets. The minimum bet in Roulette is designed to protect the house from running the wheel with small amounts of money. You can use the minimum bet as a way to get your feet wet at an unfamiliar Roulette table. The maximum bet per spin keeps a player from placing an unredeemable bet at the table. Your Roulette table should feature a table limit that restricts the total payout to any player. This limit is essentially the amount of cash on hand at a particular table.

Your desire to engage in a call or side bet should be checked based on house rules. A call bet is a complex wager used in French Roulette to cover a variety of numbers. French Roulette tables feature call bet sections alongside the usual layout to accommodate these bets. You can also ask for a side bet at any Roulette table that may not be available within the layout. Your croupier may not allow for a call or side bet if the pace of the game does not allow for adequate attention. You should ask your croupier first before placing this bet so you can make your future wagers clear.

You need to follow rules at a Roulette table that dictate personal behavior. Every table restricts food and drink consumption at Roulette tables due to the cost of the table top. More liberal casinos will allow players to drink at the table but charge a high penalty to any player who spills on the felt. You should be mindful of where you place your personal possessions on the table. The croupier may ask you to leave if you have a cell phone or camera near your chips. The house can also prohibit handbags and wallets from cluttering the chip space on the table.