There are two
types of roulette wheels: the American double-zero wheel and the
European single-zero wheel. The casino has an edge of 5.26 percent
on the double zero wheel and an edge of 2.70 on the single-zero
will be given a certain amount of time to place as few or as many
bets as they desire. The dealer will then spin the ball. At a certain
moment the dealer will announce: "No more bets" at which
time no more bets may be placed. As the ball finishes its spin and
descends into the pockets, the dealer will announce the winning
number and its color. He will put a special marker on the winning
number. The dealer will collect all the losing bets and then pay
off all the winning bets. The dealer will then remove the marker
and the procedure begins all over again.
Up Bet: You bet one or more numbers by placing your wager directly
on the number or numbers you wish to wager. Winning numbers are
paid off at 35 to one.
Your wager is placed on a line between two numbers. If either number
comes up, you are paid at 17 to one. A split can also be made between
0 and 00 on the American wheel by placing a wager between them
Bet: A single bet on any one of three numbers. Place your wager
on the outside border of the three numbers you wish to bet on. Winning
numbers are paid off at 11 to one.
Bet: This wager can only be made on numbers that form a square.
You place your bet at the intersection where all four numbers meet.
Number Bet: This bet only appears on the double-zero layout.
It is a single bet that one of the top five numbers (0,00, 1, 2,
or 3) will win on the next spin. You make this bet by placing your
chips where the line between the 0 and the 3 meets the border of
the layout. The bet pays off at six to one. The casino has a higher
edge on this bet of approximately eight percent.
Bet: Place this wager on the outside borders of the numbers
on the line that separates the two sets of numbers. You are betting
that one of those six numbers will hit on the next spin of the ball.
This bet pays off at five to one.
Bet: This is a single bet that one of the columns of numbers
on the layout will contain the number that hits. You place this
bet at the bottom of the column in the area that says two to one.
This wager pays off at two to one.
Bet: Here you are wagering that the winning number will be within
a dozen consecutive numbers on the layout. You place this wager
in the areas labeled either First Dozen, Second Dozen, or Third
Dozen. If any one number in your dozens bet hits, you are paid off
at two to one.
The Odd or
Even Bets: This bet is placed on the section of the layout labeled
Odd or Even. The bet pays off at even money.
High or Low
Bets: Place this wager in the boxes marked either 1-18 or 19
to 36. It is a wager as to whether the high numbers or the low numbers
will contain the winning hit. The bet is paid off at even money.
Red or Black
Bets: This bet is placed on the area indicating red or black
and is a wager that the winning number will be either a red one
or a black one. The paid is paid off at even money.