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The Basics of Roulette
by Geoff Dempsey

Roulette is a great game for beginners: it is exciting and easy to learn! The roulette wheel contains 36 compartments alternating between red and black, numbered from 1 to 36. It also has a "0" and "00" in green. The dealer spins a small white ball in the opposite direction of the turning wheel. When the ball begins to fall into the wheel, the dealer will signal no more bets. When the ball finally comes to a rest in one of the compartments, the dealer will point out the winning number and settle all bets accordingly.

Some of the possible bets and odds are listed below:

Name
Description
Odds
Straight Bets A bet on a single number
35:1
Split Bets A bet on two adjacent numbers
17:1
Street Bets A bet on any 3 numbers on a horizontal line
11:1
Square Bets A bet on a block of 4 numbers
8:1
Line Bets A bet on six numbers, comprising two adjacent rows
5:1
Column Bets A bet on one of 3 vertical columns
2:1
Dozen Bets A bet on 12 numbers, being high, middle or low.
2:1
Even Bets Any bet on even/odd, red/black, low/high
1:1

Have fun!

 


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