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Roulette is one of the most popular games when players visit casinos due to its simplicity to play and the winnings you can be awarded. In simple terms, it involves guessing where a little ball is going to drop on a spinning wheel. Guess correctly and you are in for a sweet payout.

First things first, before you place a bet in Roulette you should work out your expected loss and how long you can play with your bankroll. This is vitally important so you don’t walk away with a big burning hole in your pocket! Placing a bet in this game could not be any easier. All you have to do is place some chips on some numbers, colours, or sections of the wheel you want to bet on and then spin the wheel and away you go. A cool thing about this game is that you can make several bets for each spin, to cover your bases so to speak, so the more numbers you select, the greater the chance that you will win. Another neat feature of this game is that it is possible to place bets even when the ball is spinning but when the ball is about to drop, a dealer will usually wave their hand and this means that they will not accept any further bets on a current spin.

Roulette wheels consist of numbers from 1 to 36 and in the American version, there is an additional zero referred to as “00”. There are lots of ways to place bets in this game as mentioned above but the most popular kind of bets are inside and outside bets. Inside bets usually provide a small chance of winning but the payout can be quite large whereas Outside bets provide a much better chance of winning but the payouts are on the small side. A lot of cautious players tend to place Outside bets to start things off, just to see if the pattern will work well for them.

Inside bets consist of the following: street, split, straight-up, corner, six line, basket, trio, and top line. These bets cover certain numbers of a roulette wheel such as a corner bet which involves placing a bet on four different numbers that are in a square layout such as 25, 26, 28, and 29. Outside bets tend to focus on specific areas of the roulette wheel. For example, you can bet on sections from 1-18, 19 to 36, red or black, odd or even numbers, dozen bets, and column bets.

When playing roulette, it is very important to understand that the outcome of the roulette wheel is totally random. So if the colour red shows up twenty times in a row, it is definitely not certain that the ball will land on a black on the next spin. So it is worth remembering this when playing this game. Roulette can be a lot of fun to play and to make sure you get the most out of it, you should start off with placing small outside bets so you can see what might work for you and what will not.