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The winning number
has several properties which may affect bets placed on the Roulette table
layout. Unless it is Zero, it will
either be High or Low, Red or Black, Odd or Even. It will also be in a
particular Dozen and Column.
As you can see from
the Roulette layout to the left, the numbers on the wheel are displayed
in this regular form on the table which is almost identical where ever you are
in the world. You notice that there is more to bet on than just numbers. There
are:
 Even Chances  Red, Black, etc.
 Dozens  1 to12, 13 to 24, 25 to 36
 Columns  1st, 2nd, 3rd
 Numbers  1,2,3,4 etc.
 Splits  Between adjacent numbers
 Streets  Strips of three numbers
 Corners  The corner of four numbers
 SixLines  Strips of six numbers
In order to place a
bet you must first exchange cash money (from your wallet) or cash plaques
obtained from some sort of cash transfer mechanism at the cash desk, for
coloured Roulette chips. This you do at the table you want to play at and no
where else. The chips will all be worth the same amount each, for example,
£1.
Now you are
ready to play. When the dealer says, "place your bets", you put your chips
where ever you like. You have until a few moments before the ball drops into
the next winning number to complete your betting. You will be warned by the
dealer as they announce, "no more bets please".
When you finish
playing you have to exchange any remaining coloured chips that you have for
cash chips at the table at which you are playing. These cash chips can
be changed for real cash at the cash desk.
Roulette is
essentially a really easy game but if you still want to practice before playing
for real then all online casinos offer a free mode where you can learn the
different bets and payouts for free.
What do the different bets mean?
Even Chances Chips placed on Red, Black, Odd, Even,
High and Low are all even chance bets. This means that winning bets are
paid at evens, in other words you are paid an extra amount equal
to your bet.
Dozens Numbers from 1  12 are in the 1st Dozen, 13
 24 in the 2nd and 25  36 in the 3rd. Winning bets are paid at odds of
21, that means you win twice as much as you staked.
Columns Numbers forming columns along the table
layout are said to be in one of the three column bets. i.e.
1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28,31,34 are all in the 1st column. Winning bets are
paid at odds of 21.
Numbers This can also be called
straightup. The simple bet of placing a chip, or chips, on a
number. If you are a winner here, you will be paid at 351. (E.g.
three chips worth £1 each placed on a winning number will win 3x35=105
chips or the equivalent of £105 in cash chips)
Splits Chips can be placed on the line between
two numbers and will return a winner if either of the two numbers are
the winning number. The odds paid here are 171. This is the same
effective odds as playing single numbers.
Streets A line of three numbers like
4,5,6 or 22,23,24 is called a street. To make this
bet place one chip on the left border line of the left number. (E.g. For
4,5,6 this is the line
separating 4 and the 1st Dozen) The odds paid here are
111. This is the same effective odds as playing single
numbers.
Corners These are corners between four numbers.
(E.g. 28,29,31,32) Paid at odds of
81. This is the same effective odds as playing single
numbers.
SixLines Six numbers that form a wide line across
the table. (E.g. 13,14,15 and
16,17,18) A chip
is placed on the corner of 13 and 16
with the 2nd Dozen. Paid at odds of 51. This is the same effective odds
as playing single numbers.
French Bets
and Call Bets Roulette has been around for more than two
hundred years in one form or another and in that time it has picked up some
curiosities. These are dying out because of the inexperience of new staff and
new players.
French Bets These come from the French version of
the game where it is difficult to play many numbers due to the fact that there
are no coloured chips to tell players' bets apart. Thus one bet covers many
numbers and also a section of the Roulette wheel itself. The image shows how a
European wheel is split up into sections that are the main French Bets.
Voisons du
Zero For convenience this has been shortened to just Voisins,
pronounced 'Vwazon'. All the numbers from 22 to 25 inclusive.
Tiers du
Cylindre This is shortened to Tiers, pronounced 'Teyair'. Numbers
from 27 to 33 inclusive.
Orphelins and
Orphans These orphans are so called because they don't belong in either of
the two main bets. They are generally played as one bet. Numbers 1, 20, 14, 31,
9 and 17, 34, 6.
Finale
Another French bet fast dying out is the Finale. 'Seven finale'
means that you wish to bet numbers the 7, 17 and 27, or numbers that end in
seven. Call bets An extension of the French bets, which are
'called out' to the dealer, is the Call Bet. These are more precise in
that the player can identify any discrete section of the wheel. By far the most
popular is the Neighbour bet. 'Eight neighbours' is a five piece
bet that implies one piece (chip) on each of 11, 30, 8, 23, 10. So
8 is the centre of the call bet.
