# How to bet in Roulette

Roulette offers several betting options for the player. The typical roulette layout consists of forty-nine boxes-one for each of the numbers on the roulette wheel, and colored red, black, or green to match the number’s color on the wheel, plus eleven boxes around the perimeter for special bets such as red/black, odd/even, and high/low. Bets on specific numbers are called “inside bets.” Other bets are called “outside bets.”

Each bet has its own payout. Outside bets typically pay even money for even/odd, red/black, and high/low, and 2 to 1 for column or dozen bets. Inside payouts range from 5 to 1 on a six-number bet to 35 to 1 on a straight bet.

The most important thing to remember is that, no matter what you do, and with very few exceptions, the house has an advantage of at least 5.26 percent on every bet you make on a double-zero wheel. On a single- zero wheel, the house edge is about half that, or roughly 2.7 percent. So, unless you are clairvoyant or incredibly lucky, chances are you’ll lose at roulette more than you’ll win.

The house edge in roulette comes from the difference between true odds and casino odds, or the amount of each bet the casino keeps. On a standard American roulette wheel (one with zero and double-zero pockets) the true odds of hitting any given number are 1 in 38, or 37 to 1. But virtually every casino pays only 35 to 1 on a straight, one-number bet. If you bet \$1 on the number 10 and you win, the house will pay you \$35-not the \$37 you would get if the house paid true odds. The house keeps the \$2 difference, which works out to 5.26 percent.

Type Of Bet Description Payout
Straight-up Choose one number. Any individual number or 0 and 00. 35 to 1
Column Choose 12 numbers in a column. Wins on any number in that vertical column 2 to 1
Dozen A twelve-number bet. Bet on numbers 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36. Wins on any number in that dozen. 2 to 1
Even-Money An 18 number bet. Wins when a number hits on 1-18/19-36, Red/Black, Even/Odd. 1 to 1
Split Bet on two adjacent numbers. Wins when either one of your two numbers hit. 17 to 1
Trio Betting on three numbers. Wins when any one of your three numbers hit. 11 to 1
Corner Betting on four numbers. Wins when any one of your four numbers hit. 8 to 1
Five # The only five-number bet. Wins when any one of your five numbers hit. These numbers include 1,2,3,0 and 00. 6 to 1
Six # Bet on six numbers. Wins when any one of your six numbers hit. Chip I covers numbers 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27. 5 to 1

How to improve your odds at Roulette
Serious players usually prefer to play outside bets because, although the payouts are smaller, the probability of winning is higher. But the easiest way and really the only sure way to improve your odds at roulette is to play European wheels, or single-zero wheels. The single zero drops the house edge to about 2.7 percent on every bet and eliminates the extremely bad (for the player) five-number bet. Payouts are the same on European wheels as they are on double-zero wheels, which makes them even more attractive to the player.
Aside from that, the one other thing that will improve your odds at roulette is playing at casinos that offer the “surrender” rule. It applies only to outside, even-money bets-that is, red/black, high/low, and odd/even. If you have placed one of these bets and the ball lands on 0 or 00, you lose only half your bet. This variation cuts the house edge on these bets in half, to about 2.7 percent. The surrender rule is extremely rare on single- zero wheels, where the house edge is already 2.7 percent. Before you start playing, ask the dealer whether the house offers the surrender rule.

There are quite a lot of books and web sites that claim to have work- able systems for winning at roulette. The truth is, roulette is a game of chance, not of skill, so no system can guarantee a winning outcome. This sheer randomness is part of what makes roulette stimulating and enjoyable. Sit down at the table with that in mind, and you’ll be able to revel in the elegance and relaxation of the game that made Monte Carlo famous.

# The Basics of Casino Games

### Baccarat

Although the rules of Baccarat are very complex and vary from one casino to another, those playing the game do not have to worry about them as most casino dealers follow the rules in dealing the cards. Six decks of cards are used for each game. There most important thing to know is that you will bet on a tie, the banker or the player. Cards less than 10, including aces are at face value. Cards ten and above are valued at zero points. Once the card values are added, the ten’s column is disregarded and the only score is the resulting units column.

The highest scoring hand then wins. When betting on the player’s hand you should know that, there are even odds. When betting on the banker’s hand the payout is 95 percent, although these rules vary by where you are playing. In casinos, Baccarat is often a very high stakes game and wagers may be over \$100,000. Minimum wagers often begin at \$25 and can be as high as \$500. Since rules differ by club, it is important to understand which rules you are playing under in order to maximum your wins.

### Keno

Playing Keno is a lot like playing the lottery. To start, you are given a card that looks similar to a bingo card. The card has 80 numbers on it and you pick the numbers you want to play. It depends on the casino on how many numbers you can pick.

In Keno, there is a computer screen that will display the winning numbers. As the winning number come up on the screen, mark the ones that are matches on your card. The more matches you have will determine how much you will win.

Keno is mostly a game of luck but if you want to get technical there are formulas you can follow to try to increase your odds of winning. If you are good with math, you can find formulas online that will help your odds of winning. Mostly Keno is a game of chance so it would not be wise to bet a lot of money on one card. Just keep in mind that the more numbers you play, t he better your chance is for winning. If you play more than one card, your chances of winning will also be increased.

### Slot Machines

Slot machines are one of the most popular methods of gambling with both online and regular casinos. The key to the game is to get a winning combination of symbols to win a jackpot.

With slot machines, you can play with nickels, quarters, and dollars. It is according to how much you can afford to play with.

The first thing you do is select the type of coin you want to play with to place your bet. Next, you select how many coins you want to bet on one spin. You can bet up to 3 coins. After you select your coins, the reels will start to spin. Once the reels stop, you will see if you have won and what your payout will be.

Slots are very popular. They are easy to use and can offer big payouts. It is important to remember that slots are a game of chance and luck. It would be wise to set a budget for what you want to spend playing the slots.

A very good tip for playing slots is to find a ma chine that pays out more often. You can watch slot machines to see which ones are paying out the most.

# Gameplay of Casino Games

How fair are the games at your casino?

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What happens if I lose my connection to the gaming server?

If the gaming server resolves the bet during the loss of your Internet connection, it will refresh your credit balance with the outcome of the bet. If it does not resolve the bet during loss of the Internet connection, it will present you with the unfinished bet the next time you select the game that was being played when the loss occurred.

Why do the slot wheels just keep spinning and don’t stop?

This is caused by Internet traffic. The signal from the server is not being relayed to your software, so the slot wheels just keep spinning because they have not received the signal telling them when and where to stop. If you close the program, you will be refreshed to the last known position.

Why does the Roulette ball just keep spinning and doesn’t stop?

This is caused by Internet traffic. The signal from the server is not being relayed to your software, so the roulette ball just keeps spinning because they have not received the signal telling them when and where to stop. If you close the program, you will be refreshed to the last known position.

Why do the cards not flip over during a hand?

This is caused by a bad or slow Internet connection. The gaming server will hold the wager until it can resolve the bet.

All Slots Casino software lets you add more games easily through the software. To download new games you can use one of the following methods:

METHOD 1

1. Run the casino software and log on.
2. In the Casino menu bar, click on “Options” and then “View available upgrades”.

METHOD 2

1. Run the casino software and log on.
2. In the main casino screen, click on the game icon that you would like to download (i.e. the grayed out ones).
3. The installation wizard will take you through the process.

Why is a game grayed out?

The casino software highlights games that you have not yet downloaded by graying them out. These games may be added to your collection at any time by choosing one of the methods displayed above.

What do I do if a game I play has “upgrade available” written on it and is grayed out?