So I was wondering to get some experts take on this situation that happened on my last trip... Me and my girlfriend go to a $10 minimum table for roulette, no one else playing. I put $100 down and tell the dealer to split it, $50 for me and $50 for my girlfriend. I am playing, and winning a lot, turn my $50 to about $250. My girlfriend played one spin, lost, and sat out with her chips still in front of her. I am about to leave the table, because I am up, but expected her to lose all her chips anyways, so I tell her, lets put $10 each on two numbers inside. I grab her two $10 stacks, and say "What should we do? 7 and 11?" (our anniversary 7-11). So I take the chips and plop them down on 7, and 11, and I also have my bets that I have been doing out there. Low and behold, the ball jumps into the 7 slot, and I go nuts! I jump up and im like YEAH BABY!!! I sit down, and the dealer informs me "Sorry sir, that is an invalid bet I can't pay you." I start freaking out, and he explains I can't play two colors, and because I touched her chips, the bet is invalid. I immediately start thinking, what about at a crowded table when you can't reach and say, "hey can you put this on XX for me?" ...are all of those bets invalid too?? If I had lost, of course I wouldn't get my money back even though it was invalid either, so what gives? Eventually, he says he will pay me this time, but I can't do that again. Anyone experience anything like that before?