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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
- 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
- Six-Lines - 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,
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.
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
2-1, 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 2-1.
Numbers This can also be called
straight-up. The simple bet of placing a chip, or chips, on a
number. If you are a winner here, you will be paid at 35-1. (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 17-1. 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
11-1. This is the same effective odds as playing single
Corners These are corners between four numbers.
(E.g. 28,29,31,32) Paid at odds of
8-1. This is the same effective odds as playing single
Six-Lines 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 5-1. 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.
Zero For convenience this has been shortened to just Voisins,
pronounced 'Vwazon'. All the numbers from 22 to 25 inclusive.
Cylindre This is shortened to Tiers, pronounced 'Te-yair'. Numbers
from 27 to 33 inclusive.
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.
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
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.