game is of French origin and was first played in New Orleans.
The United States adopted their own version, but the French
version is still played time to time in Las Vegas. The only
difference is that the American version has a single zero
and a double zero versus the French version with just a single
zero. It changes the odds and payoffs accordingly. You usually
find most tables in Las Vegas with a minimum bet of $1 - $3.
Roulette is a fast
moving, simple and exciting game offering many different types
of bets and payoffs. Each Player has a different colored set
of non-value Roulette chips, determined by his/her purchase.
$20.00 will purchase a stack of twenty $1.00 chips. $100.00
will purchase a stack of twenty $5.00 chips.
After all bets are
placed, the Dealer spins the wheel in one direction and the
ball in the opposite direction. Winning bets are determined
by the numbered slot in which the ball comes to rest. The
winning number is marked by the Dealer. Losing bets are collected
and winning bets are paid. After all payoffs have been made,
the Dealer will announce "Place your bets." You
may then place bets on the next spin until the Dealer announces
"No more bets."
Note: On even money
bets, you lose only half your bet if either zero (0) or double
zero (00) is the winning number. On Roulette tables with only
the single zero (0), and the winning number is zero (0), Players
with bets on even money (outside) areas lose.