Roulette rules: standard for every casino
Roulette game — a special kind of gambling, known for more than a hundred years. For those who want to know how to play roulette, it is recommended to carefully study the rules, as also to find the best playing strategy.
Basic roulette rules
Every casino offers to try two types of roulettes, playing by American and European rules. The main difference is the number of sectors on the roulette wheel — in the first case there are 37 (a set of numbers from 1 to 36 plus «zero»), in the second — 38 (added «double zero»).
The basic rules of roulette, regardless of the selected table, are absolutely identical — changing only the strategy and probability of winning the bet by a specific number. In the case of European roulette your chance at single bet will be 2.7%, in the American version — 2.63%. This may seem like a small difference, but many professional players prefer to play only the European version.
The betting ruler for roulette, set by standard rules, includes eleven options. You can bet:
- on one number;
- a group of two, three, four, five, six or twelve numbers;
- on a column of twelve numbers;
- on red or black;
- on an even or odd number;
- for a number within the range of 1 to 18 or 19 to 36.
Inside and outside bets
Roulette bets are divided into two categories: inside and outside ones.
To make an inside bet, it is necessary to place the chips (or the whole set of chips as a single bet) on one number or on certain places in the table (even on the cell line) to indicate the group of 2 to 6 numbers. The probability of winning, as opposed to direct bet, increases from 2.7% to 16.22%, but the payout ratio decreases from 1 to 35 to 1 to 5.
Outside bets are combined by a specific feature (even/odd, red/black, more/less). Each of these options is estimated payout 1 to 1, but the probability of winning increases to 48.65%. Why not 50/50? Do not forget about the additional zero sector.
How to win at roulette: bets and strategy tips
The Internet offers many options, but a quick search will bring you to «win-win strategies» that are published on thematic sites for the purpose of collecting views and clicks. Unfortunately for players, they are far from reality, and do not guarantee success.
For example, the analysis of the popular strategy «martingale», the principle of which is to systematically double the size of the bet at each loss, allows you to calculate that only seven unsuccessful elections in a row, with the initially chosen beta value of $1, will empty the bankroll at $127. In this case, the cost of the next rate will be $128, and the maximum total profit — one dollar. Not many people are ready to spend so much time and money for a modest gain.
The rules for a successful roulette game
Gambling requires attention, concentration and peace of mind. For those who are trying their hand at online casinos for the first time, it is recommended to follow simple recommendations:
- Carefully study the rules of betting and winnings — this will help avoid misunderstandings and mistakes.
- Spend your bankroll wisely by determining the amount of loss you can lose.
- Use the free play mode to evaluate the effectiveness of chosen roulette strategy rules.
One of the most effective methods offered for a measured and profitable roulette game is to make five equal six-line bets in one turn, closing most of the table. By following this strategy, you will be able to compensate the loss of four of the five bets almost every time, doubling the amount of the winning bet. The mathematical calculation estimates the chances of success at almost 80% — however, you must consider factors such as «zero» (and «double zero»), as well as the possibility of one of the six uncovered numbers falling out.