How To Play Roulette – An ECR Guide
Are you ready for the European Championship of Roulette? If you’ve qualified for our event and you’re suddenly feeling a little overwhelmed by the roulette wheel, we’re here to help. Don’t know how to play roulette at all? Never fear, our beginner’s guide will help you get your confidence at the wheel and may even help you to the grand prize.
The Most Popular Roulette Types
The roulette you’ll be playing during ECR is European Roulette. The wheel consists of 37 pockets, numbered 0 through 36. The 0 is the only green pocket, while the other numbers are split between red and black.
The American version of the game is similar except it has a 0 and 00, so the house edge increases when compared to European roulette.
The key element of the roulette table aside from the wheel is the number grid, where bets are placed on various outcomes within the grid. You can place your chips on a single number, a combination or group of numbers, with greatly varying odds and payouts.
How Do You Bet?
Below is a breakdown of the common roulette betting options that you can place on the table:
- Column – a 12-number bet where you bet on one of the three columns of numbers. Win: 2x your stake.
- Corner Bet – where one chip is placed on the corner of four numbers. Win: 8x your stake.
- Even Money Bet – a bet where you can win 1x your stake, for example betting on Odd or Even.
- High Bet – placing your bet on the range of numbers 19 to 36. Win: 1x your stake.
- Low/Manque Bet – placing your bet on the range of numbers bet of 1 to 18. Win: 1x your stake.
- Split Bet – a bet on two numbers at once. Win: 17x your stake.
- Straight Up – a bet on a single number, which offers the highest payout at 35x your stake.
How To Play The Game
Roulette is a casino classic, and its popularity is no doubt due to its fast pace and its easy rules. The rules are extremely simple, and the betting becomes easy once you get used to the layout of the table. Place your bet/s (you must bet at least the table minimum) and then the wheel is spun, with the ball spun in the opposite direction. You can keep placing bets until the dealer signals with her hands or states “no more bets please”.
So, do you think you’re ready to play roulette? You can also read our Roulette Championship Event Rules to prepare yourself for the big day.
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