Hi and welcome to our series of educational videos that are designed to make you a smarter gambler. My name is Steve Bourie and I’m the author of the American casino guide, which is the number one bestselling book in the US on the subject of casino gambling and travel and the only book that comes with more than one thousand dollars in casino coupons, including free Rooms, free food free shows, free gambling money and much much more. If you want to know more about me or my book be sure to visit our website at Americancasinoguide.com in this video I’ll be teaching you about the game of roulette, We will start off by teaching.
You how to play the game and then I’ll tell you how to win. So. Are you already good?
Let’S begin, Virtually all American casinos use a double 0 roulette wheel, which has pockets numbered from 1 to 36, plus 0 and double 0 for a total of 38 pockets. This is in contrast to europe where a single 0 wheel is usually used, but will get back to that later. They’Re, usually six seats at the roulette table and to help the dealer differentiate. What each player is betting every player is assigned a different color chip which they purchased right at the table. Each table has its own minimum chip value and that information is usually posted on a sign at the table. As an example, let’s say a table has a 50 cent minimum chip Value.
This means that when you give the dealer your money, the color chips they give you in return must have a minimum value of fifty cents each. So if you gave the dealer twenty dollars, he would ask you what value you wanted on the chips and if you said fifty cents that he would give you forty color chips. If you prefer, you could say you wanted the chips valued at one dollar each, and he would give you just twenty chips rather than 40. You can make the value of your color chips, anything you want and later on, when you’re done playing at that table, you must exchange the color chips back for regular chips before leaving the color chips, have no value anywhere else in the casino, so make sure that You don’t leave the table with them.
Besides the minimum chip value, there is also a minimum amount that must be bet on each spin at the wheel and once again those amounts will be posted on a sign at the table. In the example you’re looking at both at the minimum bets on the inside and outside are only one dollar. However, they could be different. For example, if it said two dollar minimum inside five dollar minimum outside the inside part means that when betting on any of the thirty eight individual numbers, the total love, all your bets must be two dollars.
You can make two different one dollar bets, or one 2 dollar bet it doesn’t matter, except the total of all your bets on inside numbers must be at least two dollars. The five dollar minimum outside means that any bet you make outside of the numbers area must total at least five dollars On the outside bets. However, you can’t make a three dollar bet and a two dollar bet to meet the minimums. You have to bet at least five dollars every time After you’ve exchanged your cash for color chips, you’re ready to place your first bet. So, let’s see what your options are. You can make a straight bet where you bet on one number and if it comes in you’ll be paid 35-1.
The casino advantage on this bet is 5.26 percent. Another choice you have is to do a split. This is where you put a chip on the line that separates two numbers. If either number wins, you’ll be paid at 17-1.
The casino advantage on this bet is 5.26 percent. If you put a chip in an area that splits four numbers, this is called a corner bet and if one of those four numbers comes in, you will be paid off it 8-1. The casino advantage on this bet is 5.26 percent.
If you put a chip at the beginning have a row of three numbers, this is called a street bet and if any one of those three number shows up you’ll be paid off at 11-1, the casino advantage on this bet is 5.26 percent. You can also put a chip on the line between two streets so that you have a double street covered and if any one of those six numbers wins will be paid off at 5-1. The casino advantage on this bet is 5.26 percent.
The only other bet you can make on the inside numbers is the five Number bet where you place. One chip in the upper left corner of the number one box, and it covers the numbers, one, two: three zero and double 0. If any of those numbers comes in, you’ll be paid off at 6-1, and can you guess what the casino advantage is on this bet? No, it’s not 5.26 percent.
Actually, the casino advantage on this bet is 50 percent higher at 7.89 percent. It’S the worst bet you can make on a double 0 wheel, and you should never make this bet. There are three bets you can make. That will pay you even money or 1-1, which means that if you win you get back one dollar for every dollar. You bet first, it’s red or black.
If you put a chip on red in a red number must come up in order for you to win. The same thing goes for black the only way, and if the ball lands on a black number, then we have odd, or even If you put a chip on odd, then the ball must land on an odd number. In order for you to win, if you bet on even you only win if the ball and on an even number.
Finally, there are 1 through 18 and 19 through 36. If you bet on 1 through 18, then you only win if a number from 1 to 18 comes in and of course, if you bet on 19 through 36, you only win. If the number comes in, that is nineteen or higher.
The only other bets left are the dozens and columns bets. If you look at the roulette betting layout, you can see three areas that each correspond to 12 number sections on the table. The one marked first 12 covers the numbers from 1 to 12. The one mark. Second, 12 cover the numbers from 13 to 24 and the other one marked third 12 covers the last section of numbers from 25 to 36. If you bet on the first twelve, you would win if a number from 1 to 12 came in and you would lose if anything else came in, including zero or double 0.
The same principle holds true for each of the other dozen bets where you would win. If a number in that section came in and you would lose if anything else showed up all dozen bets payoff at 2-1, the last bet to look at is the column bet and then also pays 2-1. There are three possible column bets you can make and you’ll notice that each area corresponds to the numbers in the column directly above it. So if you put a chip under the first column, you will win if any of the numbers in that column come in and you will lose if any other number, including zero or double 0 shows up once again. The same rule is in effect for each of the other columns where you would win if the number appeared in the column above your bet, and you would lose if it didn’t once the players have had time to make their bets.
The dealer will start to spin the roulette ball in the opposite direction, as the wheel is spinning and then shortly after that announce no more bets at that point, you need to stop making your bets and wait to see the result of that. The spin, Once the ball has dropped into a pocket and winning numbers chosen. The dealer will announce it and put a marker on top of that winning number on the layout.
At that point, the dealer will remove all of the losing bet and then stock to pay off the winning bets. If you are one of the winners, your chips will be given to you, but you need to make sure that you don’t touch your original bet until all the winning bet on the table are paid off once all better paid off. The dealer will remove the marker and you can then remove your original bet. Alright, now you know all the possible bets and you know how to make them.
So the next question is: how do you win and the answer to that is very simple: you have to get lucky, you see there is no skill involved in roulette, so there is no best strategy for how to play. Yes, you should avoid the five number bet, but other than that you can just throw your bets, are on the table and hope that you get lucky enough to win. I really wouldn’t recommend roulette as a good game to play, because there are other games that offer much better odds.
For example, if you play blackjack and memorize the basic strategy chart, you can lower the casinos edge to around 1/2 of one-percent, which is ten times better than playing roulette. But if you really insist on playing the game, I have a few suggestions for you. Number one. Go to Atlantic City In atlantic city, if you make an even money outside bet like red or black, odd or even 1 through 18 or 19 through 36, and if 0 or double 0 come up. The state gaming regulations allow the casino to take only half of your bet because you only lose half your bet.
This also lowers the casino edge in the south side bets in half to 2.63 percent. This rule is only in effect for even money bets on double 0 wheels, so keep in mind that on all other bets, the house edge still remains at that very high 5.26 percent. The second suggestion is to find a casino with a single 0 wheel, because the house edge on that game is only 2.70 percent to make it even better.
You should try to find a casino that offers the surrender rule similar to Atlantic City casinos, and that would cut the casino advantage in half to 1.35 percent, which would make it one of the better bets in the casino. It may be hard to find such a game in the US, but many European casinos now offer it And a final suggestion for you is to win quickly. Naturally, this is easier said than done, but in reality, if you wan na win at Roulette, the best suggestion I can give you is that you try to win quickly and then walk away from the table, because the longer you to continue to bet the longer that Big 5.26 percent house edge will keep eating away at your bankroll. One major principle gambling is that, in order to win, you should only play the games that have the lowest casino edge and unfortunately, roulette is not one of them.