How To Play Roulette
If you're looking for the basics on how to play roulette, this page is has it all. I will take you right from stepping up to the table, to placing your bets, to collecting your money. If, however, you're looking for information on how to play roulette the smart way, take a look at my strategies page for some suggestions. While you're at it, if you are thinking of a system, read up on that too - you might be surprised.
Roulette isn't a very difficult game to play once you've mastered the rules. On top of that all you need to know is the layout of the table and where to place the bets and you're ready to go. When I first started, I was quite astounded at how quickly I learned the game. The objective of the game is to bet on the pocket in which the ball will land. With so many choices these days, you can play roulette in a casino or online. Both are played the same, except in the one instance the croupier does everything for you. Learning how to play roulette might vary depending on which version is of interest to you. The routine though, is still the same.
Here are the three easy-as-pie steps of the game:
- The first thing you must do when you want to play the game is to trade your casino chips, or money if that's the case, into roulette chips (that's already done for you when playing online). For a better understanding of roulette chips, see the rules page. Once you've got your play-pals you are ready to place a bet.
- Once the bets are placed, the croupier spins the wheel in the clockwise direction while spinning the ball the opposite way. The ball circles around a few times before falling into one of the pockets. Players are still allowed to place bets while the ball is spinning until the croupier say 'no more bets'. Most online roulette games won't let you place a bet once the wheel has been spun, but you might be able to find one that does.
- When the ball comes to a stop in one of the numbered pockets (not a zero), the croupier marks the number on the table and the players who bet on that number get rewarded while others lose their money.
I hope that having read the contents of this page you will be more comfortable with the game and you hopefully you can teach someone else on how to play roulette. I can be a fun game to play if you know what you're doing. But I guess that's the case with everything. If you have no idea what to do next or what to even expect, playing a game such as roulette could get frustrating, more so if you keep losing your money.
ęCopyright Ted Knuden 2023.
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