HOW TO PLAY ROULETTE
Brief HistoryBetting on the wheel began almost with its invention. The ancient Romans were legendary for wagering on spinning chariot wheels and other "wheel of fortune" devices. Pascal, a French mathematics scholar, is credited with inventing roulette in the 17th century as a variation on perpetual motion devices. The French introduced roulette in England sometime in the 1800"s and history reveals that the game is identical to that which we play in the Nevada casinos. The game grew in popularity across the United States from the illegal gambling rooms in New Orleans to the bars and bordellos of California and Nevada. Roulette is the oldest casino game played today.
- Roulette is a simple game, easy to play and fun to learn, with a variety of bets and combinations of bets, some at long odds and some at even odds.
- The roulette wheel has 36 numbers from 1 to 36, plus a "0" and "00." The numbers are alternately colored red and black, except the "0" and "00" which are green.
- Play begins when the players have placed most of their bets by putting chips on the numbered layout. The dealer then spins the ball in the opposite direction of the spinning wheel. Bets may be placed until the ball is about ready to drop into the wheel and the dealer calls, "No more bets, please." The dealer will place a marker on the winning number and all bets on that number will be paid.
- Each player is issued chips of a different color, denominations are determined when buying-in. You may make as many bets as you wish.
- Bets may be placed in many different ways on the table, and on a variety of numbers. Players may choose to play different numbers every spin or select favorite numbers such as birthdays, ages or anniversaries.
- Payoffs vary depending on the type of bet placed. Your dealer can give you a quick demonstration of the types of bets available and the corresponding payoffs. Payoff schedules are available at the roulette game. You are now ready to play roulette, just like in the movies.