|Playing Roulette takes a little skill and a whole lot of luck. It is a combination of these two factors that make Roulette as exciting as it is and also allows for players to still have an influence over winning and losing.
The game of Roulette consists of two physical elements-the wheel, and the table. To play the game one starts by “tossing” the metal ball into the spinning Roulette Wheel. This Roulette wheel consists of a series of numbers running around its edge and a wedge or ridge between each number. These numbers are marked red or black and represent the odd or even factor of each individual number. The numbers start at 1 and go to 36, and there is also a green panel that is numbered 0. In American Roulette games, an extra green panel numbered 00 adds a greater house edge. The As the Roulette wheel spins the ball will randomly travel around it, but once it slows the ball will come to a stop. The number it lands on is the winning number and colour.
You need to bet on what the winning number and colour will be, by placing chips on the appropriate area of the Roulette table. There are inside and outside tracks where chips can be placed, and the wagers are, very fittingly, known as Inside and Outside Bets. Outside Bets are much easier to win, and include Red/Black Bets and Odd/Even Bets, where you put money on whether the ball will land in a red or black panel and an odd or even panel respectively. The High/Low Outside Bet is on whether the ball will land in a segment numbered 19 to 36, or 1 to 18.
Inside Bets are far more specific than Outside Bets; you are betting on the ball landing in a much smaller range of numbered panels and can even put money on the exact panel that it finishes in. With greater odds come bigger potential payouts, but we recommend starting with Outside Bets and moving to Inside Bets when you are feeling more confident – and very lucky!