This game is of French origin and was
first played in New Orleans. The United States adopted their
own version, but the French version is still played time to time in
Las Vegas. The only difference is that the American version
has a single zero and a double zero versus the French version with
just a single zero. It changes the odds and payoffs
accordingly. You usually find most tables in Las Vegas with a
minimum bet of $1 – $3.
Roulette is a fast moving, simple and exciting game offering many
different types of bets and payoffs.
Each Player has a different colored set of non-value Roulette chips,
determined by his/her purchase. $20.00 will purchase a stack of
twenty $1.00 chips. $100.00 will purchase a stack of twenty $5.00
chips. These chips have no value at other tables.
After all bets are placed, the Dealer spins the wheel in one
direction and the ball in the opposite direction. Winning bets are
determined by the numbered slot in which the ball comes to rest. The
winning number is marked by the Dealer. Losing bets are collected
and winning bets are paid.
After all payoffs have been made, the Dealer will announce “Place
your bets.” You may then place bets on the next spin until the
Dealer announces “No more bets.”
Note: On even money bets, you lose only half your bet if either zero
(0) or double zero (00) is the winning number. On Roulette tables
with only the single zero (0), and the winning number is zero (0),
Players with bets on even money (outside) areas lose.
You should remember to exchange the colored non-value Roulette chips
for valued gaming chips prior to leaving a particular Roulette table.
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