Aside from the game of poker, roulette is probably one of the most recognized games in the world of gambling. The roulette table is the one you see in the center of a busy casino with people gathered on all sides and one front and center rolling a ball into the midst of the table and yelling for a seven or eleven. Roulette is a fast-paced, exciting game and usually brings high stakes success for those who play it well. However, it can also be intimidating to new players, so learning how to play the game of roulette is the first step in mastering this fun and exciting game.
You start by purchasing chips from the dealer. The chips in roulette are unique to each player. The values vary, but for the most part, each chip equals one dollar. You place your bet and then the game of roulette really gets going. The dealer spins the wheel and a ball is rolling along the outer edge of the rim in the opposite direction. The wheel is numbered 1-36 (half are red and half are black) and two green numbers, normally 0 and 00. Each number is pocketed for the ball to fall in and as the wheel comes to a halt, the ball lands in one of the pockets. The payout depends on where the ball fell and how many players have bet in that round.
It is said in gambling circles that roulette is a game best left for entertainment purposes and those looking to play for high stakes. The house advantages are plentiful and while the game of roulette is full of loud, brash excitement, novice players should take care to learn the ins and outs of different roulette betting strategies before entering a game. Watching other players, whether successful or not, can also help new players to get a grip on how roulette is played.
The same rules apply when playing in an online gambling room. Roulette is just as popular online as it is in an actual casino. Players should just take care to learn the rules and regulations of different sites and try just playing for entertainment purposes first. However, aside from those tips, the game of roulette is as popular as it is because it appeals to anyone. Roulette has room at the table for high rollers, novice gamblers and those just looking to have a little fun.