Lesson 1 - The Table Basics
Roulette has been played since the 17th century. Your simple
objective as a player is to predict the ball's final resting-place
when the wheel stops spinning. Your wager on the roulette
table can be placed on a single number, or be used to cover
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, or up to 18 different numbers during one
spin. Here is a summary of the different roulette bets:
- Straight Up
This is a wager on a single number, including zero (0) and
double zero (00). If the ball stops at your number, your bet
pays 35 to 1.
- Split Bet
This is a wager on two adjacent numbers in the roulette table,
which is placed on the line dividing the two numbers. If the
ball stops at either number, your bet pays 17 to 1.
- Street Bet
Street bets cover three numbers. The chip is placed on the
outer right boundary line of the roulette table, next to the
corresponding row of three numbers. If either number hits,
the street bet pays 11 to 1.
- Corner Bet
Corner bets cover four numbers. The chip is placed on the
cross where the four numbers intersect. If any of the four
numbers hit, your corner bet pays 8 to 1.
- Five Bet
This bet covers the following numbers: 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3.
The chip is placed on the outer right boundary line of the
roulette table, between 00 and 3. If either number hits, your
five bets pays 6 to 1.
- Line Bet
A line bet covers the six different numbers in two rows of
three numbers. For example: 4,5,6 plus 7,8,9). The chip is
placed on outer right boundary line of the roulette table,
where the line dividing the two rows intersects it. If any
of the six numbers hit, your line bet pays 5 to 1.
- Column Bet
On the short side of the roulette table are three boxes marked
"2 to 1." By placing your chip in one of these boxes,
you mark all twelve numbers above it (0 and 00 excluded).
If the ball stops at either of these numbers, your bet pays
2 to 1.
- 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." A winning dozen bet pays
2 to 1.
- Red/Black, Even/Odd, and Low/High Bets
A bet placed in one of the boxes on the left, long side of
the table covers half of the roulette numbers (excluding zero
and double zero). Each box covers 18 numbers. These bets pay
even money, 1 to 1.
Lesson 2 - Where She Stops...
...nobody Knows! Keep this important fact in mind when you're
seated at the roulette table.
The most important way to walk away from the roulette table
as a winner is to budget your money, and know when it's
time to take your winnings and run! By scattering your bets
on the roulette table, you will increase your odds of winning
more in the long run. Instead of betting a stack of chips
straight up on your lucky number, place only one chip straight
up on your lucky number, and use the rest to place corner
bets. If you win, use winnings to increase your bets. If
you lose, go back to the minimum bet.
aside a small portion of your total gambling till for wild
impulse bets. If that lucky number has come up two spins
in a row, and you are determined to place a bundle straight
up that number during the next spin (even though your rationale
is faulty), use your impulse betting till. If you lose,
you will only lose a portion of your stake and can use the
rest to place wiser bets.