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Table Games How do you play roll it?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by nursepower, May 25, 2013.

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  1. nursepower

    nursepower Low-Roller

    Apr 6, 2011
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Haha..I know it's called Roulette but that just shows you how much I don't know about the game. I want to try it once with four numbers? How do I get chips, how do I join the game? Do I just say what numbers I want? And what is the payout if one of my numbers hits?
  2. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

    Sep 15, 2010
    At the tables
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    just put your cash on the felt and the dealer will give you chips. you put however many chips you want onto each number. if one hits you get paid 35 to 1.
  3. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

    Jan 8, 2009
    Burnaby, BC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Most of the MGM casinos offer free daily lessons on how to play roulette (as well as craps and blackjack).
  4. FoolsGold

    FoolsGold Tourist

    May 16, 2008
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Its not just HOW but WHERE.

    Some people enjoy playing roulette out in the sticks where the money is low and the pace is slow.

    As with ALL games, its best to know what you are doing and a casino will always try to show you, even if its a Saturday night and the joint is really hopping!

    Free lectures are regularly scheduled in most casinos in the early afternoon.
    After the free lecture play for real will start in a "slow mode" because the croupier knows you are beginners.

    You can place your bets with the dealer or position the chips yourself. Bets are divided between Inside Bets and Outside Bets and there are minimums and maximums.

    Just about everything is going to be 5.26 percent against you at a double zero wheel so TRY to choose a Single zero wheel and you will be at HALF that. Go to some high roller European Rules place such as the Bellagio, Wynn, etc. and you might even get HALF of that again.
  5. martay

    martay Tourist

    Apr 2, 2004
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Roulette is a fun, stress-free game that is easy to learn and play. Here's a primer:

    1. Walk up to a roulette table that has a seat or two open. Make sure that the minimum bets fit your budget (for example, many casinos require a minimum chip size of $1, and require that at least 5 chips get bet on each spin. In your situation, you might have to bet 2 chips on one of your four special numbers to meet the minimum chip betting requirement).

    2. Make eye contact with the dealer, put your money on the table in a non-play-surface place, and say you'd like "color" for whatever the minimum chip denomination is. Courtesy would be buying chips in multiples of 20, but whatever. The dealer will pick a color for you and will push you the right number of chips.

    3. Notice that the dealer has a little glass marker that is used to mark the winning number from the last roll. When that marker is on a number, the dealer is the only person who can touch the layout. When it is time for you to put your bets out, the dealer will remove that marker and will usually say "Place your bets." That's your cue!

    4. If you have four special numbers you want to bet, just put one or more chips right in the middle of those numbers' squares, not touching the edges. For example, you could put 1 chip on the 1, 2 chips on the 22, 1 chip on the 33, and one chip on the 26. Or any other combination. If someone has already bet where you want to bet, just stack your chip right on top. Don't worry if people bet chips on top of your chips -- you each will have your own special color of chip, so the dealer can keep all of this straight. If you can't reach a number you want to bet, attract the dealer's attention and the dealer will bet it for you.

    5. Eventually, the roulette ball will be getting ready to drop, and at that time, the dealer will say "no more bets" and pass a hand over the layout. That's your cue to get off the layout.

    6. If one of your numbers hits, the dealer will pay you 35 chips for every chip bet, and your winning chip will stay on the table. Your instinct will be to reach out and grab all the money -- don't do it until the marker is lifted from the layout by the dealer. For a 35-chip payout, the dealer will typically push the chips right to you. The dealer will sweep all the losing chips off the layout before paying anyone.

    7. You can also use one chip to bet different combinations of numbers. For example, if you put a chip on a line straddling two numbers (such as the line separating 1 from 2), it bets both numbers. That pays 17 chips for every one that you bet. There are ways to bet 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 numbers. The more numbers that a chip covers, the less you get paid on a win, but with just one exception, the mathematical house advantage is the same for all bets:

    1 number = 35
    2 numbers = 17
    3 numbers = 11 (three numbers across the layout, like 1, 2, 3 or 34, 35, 36, etc.)
    4 numbers = 8 (four numbers in a square pattern, like 1, 2, 4, 5)
    5 numbers = 6 (this is a rare bet that only can be done with 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3. Don't bet it. Its house advantage is higher than the other bets).
    6 numbers = 5 (a six-pack shape of numbers, like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

    The bets I've described are what are known as "inside" bets. There are also "outside" bets. This is for self-explanatory bets like even-odd, red-black, etc. Outside bets often have a separate chip number minimum than the inside bets. For example, if you wanted to bet your four special numbers on particular numbers, but also put out a red or black bet, you would have to bet 5 chips on the inside bets plus 5 chips on the outside. For this reason, if you are low rolling you should probably just stick with all inside bets or all outside bets on any particular spin.

    8. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO STRATEGY IN ROULETTE. You can't make a "bad bet" (except for the five number bet, which you will avoid). No worries! All roulette systems are ineffective. Don't try to clock the wheel. Don't think that a number is "due" or anything like that. Generally, your best plan of action is to bet as few chips as possible, drink as many free drinks as possible, and generally relax. You are likely to lose, but if you have a good time, so what!

    9. When it is time to leave, attract the dealer's attention and say you want to cash out. The dealer will take your chips from you, yell "color coming in," and then pay you with regular casino chips that you can then take to the cage for cash. NEVER TAKE COLORED ROULETTE CHIPS FROM THE TABLE. (Roulette chips are not marked with a denomination and the cage will generally not accept them).

    A few other tidbits:

    1. Roulette chips are used for whatever denomination you want. You can have your chips each be worth $100 if you want. The color on a roulette chips is just to show the owner of the chip, not what it is worth. This is why you need to "color up" when you leave.

    2. If you want to just bet regular casino chips on the layout, you are free to do so as long as no one else is betting them (causing confusion as to the owner of any particular chip). Touch base with the dealer, who will either let you bet them directly or who will give you color.

    3. If you only want to bet on a few spins and then leave, it would be customary to try to make your bets with regular chips rather than have the dealer go through the hassle of giving you color. If the table is super busy, it is kind of bad form to barge in like that and hit and run, but it happens.

    4. You can tip a dealer using roulette chips. Just slide the chips to the dealer and say "for you," and the dealer will take it from there (converting the roulette chips to regular chips either as the game progresses or at the end of your session).

    5. Usually, the casino only keeps about 300 of each color of chip on hand. If you hit some massive bet (like if you bet 10 chips on the 22 and it hits, meaning that you'll be paid 350 chips) the dealer will pay a portion of your winnings in regular chips. That makes for happy times!

    6. Some people like to bet dozens of chips on each roll. You might even see someone bet one chip on each of the 38 numbers on the wheel (guaranteeing a 2-chip loss each spin). These people can be advantageous for you, as they slow the game down and allow you to pound drink after drink for relatively little risk. They can also be annoying, though.

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