When it comes to playing casino games and having a good time, everyone is excited to have a great time with their friends. While the majority of people who go into a casino are hoping to win big, most will walk away without their dream of winning a million dollars. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have a great time and spread out your money to last a long time in the process.
One of the most addicting and fun games to play in the casino is a game called roulette. While slot machines are extremely easy to play, they also come with very bad odds for winning. Table games like roulette are easy to understand and they actually give you much better odds while also letting you get in on the action and having fun with other players on your table.
The concept of roulette is simple… you place your bet on the roulette table chart and if you place your bet on a winning number or section, you win. Depending on where you place your bet, you will win a different amount.
The majority of roulette wheels have 36 numbers and a zero or double series. This will vary depending on where you decide to play. You can place your bets on any individual number, black or red.. odd, even… and so on.
As mentioned, where you bet on different areas of the roulette table, you can win different amounts. Below we have listed a few of the most popular bets and their payouts.
- Any individual number pays out a winning of 35-1
- RED/BLACK, EVEN/ODD, 1-18/19-36 all pay out even money.
- First, Second, Third 12 pay out 2-1
- The “2 to 1” rows at the end of the table pay 2-1 and cover all numbers in that row.
You can also place bets on multiple numbers, which means you can place chips in between two numbers, on corners, and on their number rows.
The best way to learn how to play roulette is to actually walk up to a table and start playing. If you would like to make your money go further and not spend it all at once, then playing individual bets on the outside of the table (non-numbers) is a great way to make your money last longer. Of course, you likely won’t hit it big by placing bets on even money and 2-1 payouts. The real action is playing the individual numbers where you see big payouts out 35 to 1. This means if you place $1 on a number and it hits, you win $35.
Now that you have a better understanding of how roulette works, be sure to try it next time you are in a casino. There are also plenty of gaming sites on the internet that will allow you to play for fake or real money so you can learn the process before actually playing in a real casino with your friends.
In addition to playing in casinos around the world, Steven is also a certified dealer in roulette and blackjack. As much as he loves playing in casinos and winning big, Steve loves to teach others how to play advanced casino games.