Roulette has been played since the 17th century. Your simple objective as a player is to predict the ball's final resting-place when the wheel stops spinning. The roulette wheel at California Casino consists of 36 numbers plus zero and double zero. Your wager on the roulette table can be placed on a single number, or be used to cover 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, or up to 18 different numbers during one spin. Here is a summary of the different roulette bets:
This is a wager on a single number, including zero (0) and double zero (00). If the ball stops at your number, your bet pays 35 to 1.
This is a wager on two adjacent numbers in the roulette table, which is placed on the line dividing the two numbers. If the ball stops at either number, your bet pays 17 to 1.
Street bets cover three numbers. The chip is placed on the outer right boundary line of the roulette table, next to the corresponding row of three numbers. If either number hits, the street bet pays 11 to 1.
Corner bets cover four numbers. The chip is placed on the cross where the four numbers intersect. If any of the four numbers hit, your corner bet pays 8 to 1.
This bet covers the following numbers: 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3. The chip is placed on the outer right boundary line of the roulette table, between 00 and 3. If either number hits, your five bets pays 6 to 1.
A line bet covers the six different numbers in two rows of three numbers. For example: 4,5,6 plus 7,8,9). The chip is placed on outer right boundary line of the roulette table, where the line dividing the two rows intersects it. If any of the six numbers hit, your line bet pays 5 to 1.
On the short side of the roulette table are three boxes marked "2 to 1." By placing your chip in one of these boxes, you mark all twelve numbers above it (0 and 00 excluded). If the ball stops at either of these numbers, your bet pays 2 to 1.
You can bet on a group of twelve numbers by placing your chip in one of the three boxes marked "1st 12," "2nd 12," or "3rd 12." A winning dozen bet pays 2 to 1.
Red/Black, Even/Odd, and Low/High Bets
A bet placed in one of the boxes on the left, long side of the table covers half of the roulette numbers (excluding zero and double zero). Each box covers 18 numbers. These bets pay even money, 1 to 1.
The most important way to walk away from the roulette table as a winner is to budget your money, and know when it's time to take your winnings and run! By scattering your bets on the roulette table, you will increase your odds of winning more in the long run. Instead of betting a stack of chips straight up on your lucky number, place only one chip straight up on your lucky number, and use the rest to place corner bets. If you win, use winnings to increase your bets. If you lose, go back to the minimum bet.
Set aside a small portion of your total gambling till for wild impulse bets. If that lucky number has come up two spins in a row, and you are determined to place a bundle straight up that number during the next spin (even though your rationale is faulty), use your impulse betting till. If you lose, you will only lose a portion of your stake and can use the rest to place wiser bets.