Lucky's Online Casinos - Roulette Rules
Next to Blackjack, Roulette is one of the most popular games played in modern online casinos. It is also amongst one of the oldest Casino games. Roulette is somewhat unique amongst modern table games in that it employs a mechanical device as the key element of the game. This is the large and very distinct Roulette wheel, which is mounted horizontally on one end of the table. The hollow of the wheel has numbered pockets ranging from zero to thirty-six (and a ‘00’ in American Style Roulette).
Wagers in Roulette are placed on an area of the table marked with a pattern of boxes and numbers. This is called the game layout. You may place wagers on any particular number, any 4 adjacent numbers, a column or a ‘dozens’ bet.
The wheel is used to determine the outcome of a game of Roulette. Once the bets have been placed the wheel is set spinning and a small (usually metal or ivory) ball is spun onto the wheel in the opposite direction to that of the spinning wheel. The ball will rapidly loose speed and eventually stop in one of the pockets. The number of the pocket is the winning number.
The game of Roulette is played by spinning a small ball around a wheel that contains thirty-seven numbered slots. When the wheel stops, the ball comes to rest in one of these slots. The object of Roulette is to correctly predict the slot in which the ball will land. By predicting the right number, you earn a payoff on your bet. The size of the payoff depends on how the bet was placed.
Playing the Game
There are two basic steps to follow to play a game of Roulette.
First you must decide on which numbers or groups of numbers to bet on. You can do this by moving the mouse over the table felt and left clicking to deposit chips on the table. Right clicking will remove chips. You can place chips on individual numbers or on the borders shared by two or four numbers.
Once you have decided upon your bet press the Spin button to start the game. The roulette wheel will spin and the ball will be placed on the wheel. It will soon come to rest in one of the numbered pockets on the wheel.
If the number falls with in the range of any one of your bets then you have won. Refer to the Table Limits and Odds section to find out more about how much each kind of bet is worth.
Types of Bets
There are several types of bets that can be placed on the Roulette table:
The Straight Bet
The Column Bet
The Dozens Bet
Black or Red Bet
Odd or Even Bet
High or Low Number Bet
The Two Number or Split Bet
The Row or Street Bet
The Corner or Square Bet
The Six Number Bet