Learn about all the roulette basics here
Learn About All the Roulette Basics Here
Roulette was invented in 18th century France and became a hit in the 1960s when casinos were on the rise. Initially, the roulette wheel didn’t have the 0 on its wheel, which was added to give the house a bit more of an edge halfway through the 19th century. One of the first roulette wheels featured in casinos in Monaco. The roulette wheel would remain with a single 0 until it made its way westward over the Atlantic when the Americans added an extra double 0, again boosting the house edge. Online casino sites now feature plenty of games including roulette and Slingo bingo.
Numbers on the Board
As mentioned already, in all forms of roulette apart from American, you’ll have a single 0. This is typically at the top of the board. From there you will see the numbers from 1 to 36, these are the numbers you can bet on.
You can also bet on whether the number the ball lands on will be red, or black, or even, or odd. You can also choose whether it’s going to be in the numbers between 1/12, 13/24 and 25/36. Of course, the more boxes you are covering the less your profit is going to be as there’s a higher initial stake.
When it comes to the roulette board, there are different types of bet you can make and they are the following:
- Split Bet - This is where, for example, you place your chip so that half is covering one number and half is covering the other. This essentially means that you’re betting the number the ball lands on will be either of these numbers. Of course, however, if it lands on any of these numbers, the odds are halved, so instead of 35-1, the odds are instead 17/1.
- Corner bet - this is similar to the split, however, the main difference here is that you’re now betting across four different numbers with a single chip. Just like with the split bet, the chances of you winning are hugely boosted, however, at the same time, if the ball lands on any of these numbers the odds are now split by 4 and so it’ll be a return of 8-1.
- Five number bet - this is a type of bet you’re going to want to stay away from and can only be played on American roulette wheels. This is essentially when you’re covering 5 numbers at once and can only be done with the selects of 0, double 0, 1,2 and 3. For the small returns, this bet is worth staying away from as it will only pay out at a rate of 6-1. American roulette also has a higher house edge so that should be considered.
Outside of betting on individual numbers, there are also different types of bets you can place, these are called ‘outside bets’ as they are outside of the main blackjack board and can sometimes prove fruitful, they are:
- Columns - you’ll notice on the blackjack board there are three columns, the 1st being with the numbers from 1 to 34, the second with numbers from 2 to 35, and the last being with the numbers from 3 to 36. Placing a bet on a column essentially means that you’re betting the ball will land on any of numbers included in that column. This gives you a 31.58% of winning and if you do win, it’ll pay 2/1.
- Dozens -We have already touched upon this type of bet, whereby you’ll betting on whether the ball will land on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd dozen numbers. This gives you an impressive 47.37% of winning however due to this, of course, the odds are reduced meaning that you’ll be receiving odds of even or 1/1.
- Colours - this is one of the most basic and common types of outside bets whereby you’re simply betting on whether the number that the ball lands on will be red or black. It pays out at a rate of 2/1.