Roulette wheel or the game of Roulette is played at online and land casinos. This game is categroized under table games and there are different versions or variations of the game available to play. The most popular to be played at the casinos is the American roulette.
American Roulette and its wheel
If you choose American roulette it has usually a double zero on the layout because of the way the game is played. The American style roulette table with a wheel at one end is the most played version of the game in casinos worldwide.
Also there are different types of bets and these are closely related to the roulette wheel.
Depending on the version (one zero or double zeros) the numbers on the wheel are located clockwise like 0, 28, 9, 26, 30, 11, 7, 20, 32, 17, 5, 22, 34, 15, 3, 24, 36, 13, 1, 00, 27, 10, 25, 29, 12, 8, 19, 31, 18, 6, 21, 33, 16, 4, 23, 35, 14, 2
Now when it comes to the overall lay out, your betting strategy should be closely related to the position of the numbers. Here are the most common bets you can make at American Roulette.
Inside bets in Roulette
Straight or Single bet where you bet on a single number by placing your chip right on the middle of the number square you choose.
Split bet which made on two adjoining numbers, these can be vertical or horizontal and to make it you must place the chip on the line between these numbers.
Street bet where you choose three numbers located on a single horizontal line. The player places the chip on the edge of the line of a number located at the end of the line he wishes to bet on. Depending on the layout it can be placed left or right.
Corner or Square bet where you place your chip at the horizontal and vertical intersection of the lines located in between the four numbers.
Six line or Double Street bet is made on two adjoining streets, you’re your chip will go at the corresponding intersection.
Outside bets on Roulette
The outside bets on roulette have usually lower payouts. Some if these bets are:
1 to 18 bet where you bet on any number below 18 to come up after the wheel spins.
19 to 36 bet where you bet on any number from 19 to 36 to appear after the wheel spins.
Red or black bet which is to bet on the color and not the number
Even or odd bet which is on even or odd numbers to show.
Dozen bets which is basically divided on 3 groups: the first group is 1-12, the second group is 13-24, and the third group is 25-36. Each has 12 numbers on them and you will be betting on one of the groups.
As said above there are many variations of Roulette game besides American Roulette. You should know the differences in the roulette wheel of tall these variations and understand the game rule to improve your gaming and your chance to win the game. Like in European roulette which is played with a single zero; it uses the same layout and roulette wheel that the American version does with the same sequence of numbers, except for this little difference.
On the French Roulette you will find a wide table layout and stickmen that handle the chips at land casinos. It is important to remember that the American version can include both a 0 and a 00, in some European casinos you will notice that the American Roulette with a single zero is known as Fair Roulette. That extra zero might not be very appealing to some players as it means that the house has a better edge.
Unless you try your hands on Roulette wheel you cannot understand these above bets. You should always play the roulette game and find which type of bet or which version of roulette wheel you are comfortable playing with.