Roulette

Roulette

Introduction

The game of Roulette traces it’s origin to England in the early 1700s in a game called Roly Poly. It featured black and white spots with no numbers. The French redesigned it in the late 1700s to include numbers. Original American wheels had 31 numbers plus a 0, 00, and an American Eagle for the third zero number ( 000). Today’s European roulette wheels usually have only one zero while most American wheels have a zero and a double zero. Both the American and European modern wheels have 36 numbers. Roulette is the most popular casino game in Europe. Players, usually up to eight, play against the house represented by the croupier, who spins the roulette wheel and handles the wagers and payouts. The American the wheel has 38 slots representing 36 numbers, a single zero and a double zero.

Basic Rules

To play roulette, place your bet or bets on numbers (any number including the zero and double) in the table layout or on the outside, and when everybody at the table has placed their bets the croupier starts the spin and launches the ball. Just a few moments before the ball is about to drop over the slots, the croupier says ‘no more bets’. From that moment no one is allowed to place – or change – their bets until the ball drops on a slot. After the croupier places the dolly on the winning number on the roulette table and clears all the losing bets, you can then start placing your new bets while the croupier pays the winners. The winners are those bets that are on or around the number that comes up. Also the bets on the outside of the layout win if the winning number is represented. There are many different ways to place roulette bets. Each bet covers a different set of numbers and has a different distribution, as shown in the “Winnings Table” section.

Straight Up

You can bet on any number, including 0, by placing the chip on the center of a number.

Split Bet

You can bet on two numbers by placing a chip on the line that divides the two numbers.

Street Bet

You can bet on three numbers by placing a chip on the inner left boundary line of the roulette table that is next to the corresponding row of three numbers.

Five Bet

You can bet on the numbers 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 by placing your chip on the inner left boundary line between 0 and 1.

Line Bet

You can bet on two street bets (i.e., the six different numbers in two rows of three numbers), by placing your chip on the inner left boundary line where the line dividing the two rows intersects it.

Column Bet

There are three boxes labeled “2 to 1” at the bottom of a column of numbers. You can place bets for all of these numbers by placing your chip in one of these boxes. If any of the numbers in your column is hit you get paid 2:1; 0 and 00 are losing numbers.

Dozen Bet

You can bet on a group of twelve numbers by placing your chip in one of the three boxes marked “1st 12,” “2nd 12,” or “3rd 12.” If one of your 12 numbers is hit, you get paid 2:1; 0 and 00 are losing numbers
Red/Black, Even/Odd, Low/High Bets

You can place a bet in one of the boxes on the left, long side of the table that covers half of the roulette table numbers (excluding the 0 and 00). Each box covers 18 numbers. You win even money (1 to 1) on all of these bets; 0 and 00 are losing numbers. Winning Number Display The winning number display shows the results of the previous 13 spins.

Winnings table

Chip CoversType of Bet Payout
1 numberStraight Up35 to 1
2 numberSplit Bet17 to 1
3 numberStreet Bet11 to 1
4 numberCorner Bet8 to 1
5 numberFive Bet8 to 1
6 numberLine Bet5 to 1
12 numberDozen Bet or Column Bet2 to 1
18 numberRed/Black, Even/Odd or Low/High bets1 to 1

 

Game Controls

Begins a new game

Clear the bets

Repeats your previous bet

Instructs the croupier to spin the roulette wheel.

System will choose a number randomly without the action of the wheel spinning.

NOTE: You can place bets that involve two, three, or even four numbers. For example, using the zero, you can place bets on: 1+0, 1+2 +0, 2+0, 3+0, or 1+2+3+0

The Game Interface

Every game contains the following areas and/or buttons:

Balance and Bet Displays:

At the bottom left are two displays which show your current total Balance – the money that is available to you for betting, and your current Bet – the amount you have riding on the current hand or play.

Message Display:

At the center of the window at the bottom are displayed game messages, such as if you’ve won a hand, how much you’ve won, etc.

Cashier Button:

If you are playing for real, a Cashier button will be displayed in the bottom left above the Balance display. Clicking on this button will cause a popup window to appear containing the Cashier interface, allowing you to make quick deposits into your account.

Option Button:

Clicking on the Options button in the lower right area of the screen will show you the Game Options window. You may customize the game in the following ways:

Game Speed:

The games have a speed setting between 1 and 5. The default setting is 4. Faster speeds cause the card animations to speed up so that you may play quicker.

Chip Ballon:

By default, small balloons appear over bet chips on the table which show the value of the chip pile. You may turn these off here.

Sound Effect:

You may toggle sound effects like card and chip sounds, roulette wheel, sic bo tumbler

Voices:

Toggle dealer announcements like ‘You Win’ and ‘Dealer etc. Has…’ here.

History Button:

Clicking this button will cause a popup window to be displayed that contains a comprehensive account of all your bets and results for the current game. You may also access this information in the games web site in the Main Page, ‘History’ section

Help Button:

Clicking on the Help button causes a popup window to be displayed that contains the Help for all the games in the web site. The current game will be displayed initially, but you may view instructions for other games by choosing it in the drop down menu at the top of the page. These instructions are also in the Main Page, ‘Help’ section of the games web site.

The Game play Secuence

Every one of our games is played by opening the game, choosing table limits, betting, playing, and observing the result of your bet and game play choices. We’ll briefly describe these stages of game play, and show you what you need to know to be an expert player! Here are descriptions of each of these parts of the game play process: Starting the Game: After you select a game from the game menu, a window will pop up

This is the game window. You will see the game table, the game console, and several buttons.

Choosing Table Limits:

Before starting the game you may be presented with a window which offers you three choices of table limits. These are the limits that will be imposed on your betting – you may not bet more than the maximum, or less than the minimum. These bet limits apply to EACH bet area. So in Blackjack, the limits apply to each bet position individually. If you are not requested to choose a table limit the game has been assigned a limit by the casino and is displayed on a plaque on the table.

Placing your Bet(s):

After you choose your table limits, the limits window will disappear (the table limits will continue to be displayed on the plaque to the right of the chip area on the table). Along the left side, bottom of the table are a series of chips, each one with a different value marked on its surface. On the table there are one or more bet areas. These areas are shown as a slightly lighter circles or areas. In Roulette, Sic Bo, Keno and some other games you may have to move your mouse cursor to see the many bet areas.

To place a bet

click on a chip, then click in the bet area. The chip with the value you selected will appear in the bet area. The amount on the chip will be deducted from your Balance and added to your Bet. To remove a bet, Control-Click (press and hold the ‘ctrl’ button on the keyboard and then click on the chip) on the chip. It will be removed from the table, and its value will be deducted from your Bet and added back to your Balance.

Deal/Roll/Spin:

Depending on the game you are playing, you must start game play by pressing the ‘Deal’, ‘Roll’, or ‘Spin’ buttons. These buttons will be located in the center at the bottom of the table. When you press the button, the dealer will deal the first cards, spin the tumbler, or spin the roulette wheel to start the game. Game play: How the game progresses depends on each individual game. Some games, like Blackjack, game play progresses through several stages where you must decide between many different plays. Other games, like Baccarat, have only one step – the cards are dealt and you either win or lose. The rules for each individual game cover game play in great detail. To view these rules, choose the game from the drop down menu at the top of this rules window.

Starting a New Game:

After you have completed the game, you may play again by clicking the ‘New Game’ button. If playing a card game the cards are reshuffled before each new game. At the beginning of the next game, you have the option to re-bet. This will place the same bets on the table that you placed in the previous game. Just click on the ‘Re-bet’ button! That covers the basic game play for all of the exciting games in our site. For specific game directions, select the game from the drop down menu above. Remember that you can always access the Help section by clicking on the ‘Help’ button in the games, or by clicking on the ‘Help’ menu item in the site main page web site.

 

 

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