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Roulette tips guide:

The majority of casinos use American roulette which uses a double-zero Roulette wheel. The American Roulette wheel has pockets numbered from 1 to 36, with the addition of 0 and 00, so the first tip is always play European roulette.

At a roulette table there are typically 6 seats. To help the dealer differentiate each playerís bet, a different colored chip is handed to each of the players, which they purchase at the table. Later on when youíre done playing at that table you must exchange your colored chips for regular chips. The colored chips have no value anywhere else in the casino so donít leave the table with them.

Besides the minimum chip value, there is also a minimum amount that must be bet on each roulette round. The minimums are probably posted on a sign at the table and if it says $5 minimum inside and $10 minimum outside this means that if you are betting on any of the 38 numbers that pay 35-to-1 the total of all your bets must be $5. The 10 minimum outside means that any of the outside bets that pay 2-to-1, or even money, require that you bet $10 each time

Now that you are ready to place your first bet let's check what are your betting options: You can make a straight bet and bet on one number only, if it comes in you will be paid at 35-to-1. The casino advantage on a straight bet is 5.26%. Another betting choice you have is to do a split. A split bet is when you place your chip on the line that separates two numbers. If either number comes up the casino will pay you at 17-to-1. The casino advantage on the split bet is 5.26%.

A corner bet is when you your chip in an area that splits 4 numbers, and if any one of those 4 numbers that you chose comes in, the casino will pay you at a ratio of 8-to-1. The casino or houses advantage on this bet is also 5.26%.

Another option you will find at the roulette table is the street bet. A street bet is when you place your chip at the beginning of a row of 3 numbers, and if any one of those 3 numbers shows up you will be paid off at a ratio of 11-to-1. The roulette house advantage on this bet is again 5.26%.

If you place your chip on the line between two streets so that you have a double street covered and if any one of those 6 numbers comes up you will be paid off at 5-to-1. The roulette house advantage on this bet is also 5.26%.

Another bet you can make playing roulette table is the five number bet where you place one chip in the upper left corner of the number 1 box. In this bet if any of those 5 numbers you picked comes in the casino will pay you at a 6-to-1. The casinos edge on this bet is 7.89%. Actually, this is the worst possible bet on the roulette table and the only bet you will come across that doesnít have a 5.26% house edge on the double zero roulette wheel. Try to avoid from making this bet.

There are three types of bets that you can make that will pay you even money, ratio of 1-to-1, this means that if you win, the house or the casino will pay you back one dollar for every dollar you bet.

One inside bet you cad do is Red or black. If you put a chip on red and a red number comes up you to win. If the ball lands on a black number, 0 or 00 than you lose. The same thing goes for betting on black if the ball falls on red, 0 or 00 you lose, and you win when the ball lands on a black number.

You can bet on odd numbers or even numbers. in a even-odd bet If you put a chip on odd then the ball must land on an odd number in order for you to win. If it lands on 0, 00, or an even number you lose. If you bet on an even number, you will win if an even number shows up and you will lose your bet if the ball lands on 0, 00 or an odd number.

Another option that you will find at the table is betting on 1 through 18 and 19 through 36 If you bet on 1 through 18, then you win if a number from 1 through 18 comes in and you lose if the ball lands on 0, 00 or a number higher than 18. the same happens if you bet on 19 through 36, you win if one of those numbers comes in and you lose on 0, 00 or any number lower than 19.

The only other bets left are the dozens bet and columns bets. If you take just a moment and look, you will see three areas. Each area corresponds to a 12 number section on the table. The one marked 1st 12 covers the numbers 1 through 12, the section marked 2nd 12 covers the numbers 13 through 24 and the last one that is marked 3rd 12 covers the numbers 25 through 36. If you bet on the 1st 12 you would win if a number from 1 to 12 came in and you would lose if anything else came in, including 0 or 00. All dozens bets pay out at a ratio of 2-to-1.

The last bet for you to look at is the column roulette bet. This bet also pays out at a 2 to 1 ration. There are three possible column bets that you can make. If you put a chip under the first column you will win if any of the numbers in that column come in and you will lose if any other number, including 0 or 00 shows up. Once again, the same goes for all other columns.

Just one quick word about "to" and "for" when discussing odds. Whenever the odds are stated as "to" this means that in addition to the stated payoff you also receive your original bet back. In other words, if you win the single number bet in roulette you will be payed 35 to 1, which is a 35-chip payoff, plus you will still keep your original bet, so you should end up with 36 chips. Now if the odds are stated as "for" that means you do not receive back your original bet. If the odds in your single number bet were 35-for-1 you would still receive a 35-chip payoff but the casino would keep your original one-chip bet so you would only end up with 35 chips.