May 20, 2013

# How to Play Roulette

Playing roulette is pretty easy. Basically  roulette is a rotating wheel which consists of numbers from 1 to 36 and also from 0. If you do play american roulette there will be an additional number 00.

The main goal of playing roulette is to make an attempt to guess in which numbered slot will fall the roulette ball in the next round. So you place your bets accordingly to your predictions. However there are various types of roulette bets which can confuse a beginner player.

Types of bets.

1. Even Bet
Bets such as even/odd, red/black, 1-18, 19-36 are called even bets. Those bets pay you exactly the amount you had bet on them.

2. Dozen Bet
There are 3 dozens which exist in roulette wheel. Dozens are considered to be numbers such as 1-12, 13-24, 25-36. Payout for those bets is 2 to 1.

3. Column Bet
You can see the total of 3 columns at roulette table layout. Let’s take 1st column as an example. There are following numbers which this column consist of:  1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34. Column bets do pay the same as dozen bets 2 to 1.

4. Line Bet
Line bets also called a six number bets. If you want to bet on a line you must pick numbers from adjoining streets, such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Line bets do have a payout of 5 to 1.

5. Corner Bet
Corner bet consists of four numbers. These are corners between four numbers such as 5, 6, 8, 9. Corner bet pays out 8 to 1.

6. Street Bet
Numbers which do make a line are called a street. For example: 31, 32, 33 or 10,11,12 etc. Street bets do pay 11 to 1.

7. Split Bet
Split bets are placed between two numbers like 4, 5 or 23,24. Split bet have a payout of 17 to 1.

8. Straight Up Bet
Straight up bet is a bet on a single number. This bet has the biggest payout in the game of roulette, however it is also quite hard to predict. Straight up bet pays 35 to 1.

It is important to add that you can place several bets at the same time. For example you can make an even bet, a line bet and a split bet at the same time.

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