When you think of casinos, the roulette wheel invariably pops into your imagination as a staple of the casino floor, and rightly so.
This game has been around for hundreds of years and new players appear every day. If you are new to the game it may seem simpler than it is as it features quite in-depth wagering.
Below we look at the basics of learning to play the game.
The General Rules
The main element of roulette is of course a silver ball spun in a specially designed roulette wheel with pockets.
These pockets feature numbers corresponding to a roulette table which features the numbers laid out in a grid.
You can place wagers on the number you think the ball will land on as well as a variety of special grids that feature betting options.
Check The Table Limits
Before you start playing you should make sure you know what you are letting yourself in for. There are two main versions of roulette, European and American roulette. European has a lower house edge and tends to be favoured by most roulette fans.
Different tables feature different wager limits so read the game rules so that you know your wagering will be within budget.
You should also check what the table’s house edge is. You want the house edge as low as possible. For beginners, European Roulette is the best game to start with.
Learn How To Bet
Bets in roulette are grouped into two general categories: Inside bets and Outside bets. Inside bets tend to be more specific, with specific numbers and ranges chosen with lower odds but bigger payouts.
Outside bets tend to have better odds as the wagers cover more general numbers, for instance you can bet if the numbered pocket the ball lands in will be either red or black or if the number will be odd or even. Naturally the improved odds translate into a smaller but more regular payout.
Avoid Betting Strategies
The biggest mistake new roulette players make is focusing on betting strategies rather than familiarising themselves with the available wagers and their mathematical odds. Betting strategies are based on flawed reasoning at best and at worst based on strategies that require massive bankrolls.
As a new Roulette player, focus on learning the basic game and then on having fun playing the great roulette games we offer at Cabaret Club Casino!