The Rules of Roulette
Roulette is been played since the 17th century, making it one of the oldest casino games. The game as played today differs only slightly from the game played by the early aristocrats who were the game’s first players.
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Roulette rules have also remained virtually unchanged since the beginning. Full Tilt offers European style roulette, which is played with a 37 number wheel. European style roulette is far better for the player than its American counterpart with a house edge of only 2.7%.The gaming table is made up of two main areas; inside and outside.
The inside section allows you to bet on individual numbers or groups of numbers. The payouts vary by the amount of numbers covered.
Bet Name Numbers covered Payout:
Straight Up 1 35:1
Split 2 17:1
Street 3 11:1
Corner 4 8:1
Line 6 5:1
The outside betting area allows you to place bets for high or low, even or odd, and red or black. This bets cover 18 numbers and pay 1-to-1.You can also make bets on six different 12 number bets; the dozens (first, second, or third) or the columns (first, second, or third.) These bets pay 2-to-1.
The outside area also has another group of bets call the racetrack. These bets cover between 7 and 17 numbers. These bets cover specific areas of the wheel and are listed in the order then numbers appear on the actual wheel.
Additionally, there are extra groups of bets that are comprised of seven to 17 numbers. Located on different segments of the wheel, you can wager on these with one easy click on the “racetrack”, the part of the roulette table that is representative of the actual wheel, and the order in which the numbers are displayed, instead of the numerical order of the main betting layout.
Playing roulette is incredibly easy. Each player at the table has their own specific coloured chips. You simply choose your colour and the denomination of your chip and you are ready to go.You click on the number or area where you wish to make a wager and the software places your bet. Each click equals one chip wagered.You can bet on as many or as few spots as you wish.The inside area and the outside area have different minimums and you wager must equal the minimum bet for that area.If you are playing a multi-player table all of your bets must be placed before the timer expires.That’s it. Roulette is fun and action packed. Full Tilt’s multi-player tables also allow you to enjoy the social aspect of the game by chatting with other players.