Live casino roulette games can be fast and furious and can even be intimidating to new players. The action is non-stop, and there are a lot of things you need to know before playing roulette in a live casino.
The most important thing about roulette etiquette is knowing when and where to place your bets, and then waiting.
Between each spin of the roulette wheel, you usually have one minute to place your bets. After this minute, the dealer takes the white ball, and sets it to spin in the opposite direction to the spin of the roulette wheel. During this period you can still place bets. However, the roulette dealer will at some point say “No more bets”, and raise his hand on the table. This happens when the ball starts to slow down, and it is at this moment that you must stop placing bets, and not touch any chip that is located in the roulette betting layout.
When the ball has landed on a number, the roulette dealer will mark it on the table, removing all losing bets. Then the dealer will pay all winning bets. You cannot remove your winning bet from the table or touch the chips until everyone has received their winnings.
The other thing you need to know about Roulette is WHERE to bet, and this is very important. This is what a roulette betting layout looks like:
Some bets are obvious. There are dozens bets, red or black bets, even or odd, or high and low, which have large sections to place the bets. However, the other bets can be a bit confusing. Here are some roulette bets, and where to put your chips:
Straight Bet: For your chips on the number you want to bet on.
Split Bet: Place your bet on the line between the two numbers you want to bet on.
Three of a Kind Bet: Put your chips on the line between the end of the row you want to bet on.
Four Number Bet: You must place your bet directly in the middle of the numbers you want to bet on, at the point where the corners of the four numbers meet.
Five Number Bet: To place a five number bet, place your chips on the sidelines where they touch between 0 and 1, or 00 and 3.
Six Number Bet: Placing a six number bet means that you have to place your chips on one of the side lines at the point where the line dividing the two columns you want to bet on intersects.
Column Bet: At the bottom of each column there is a box labeled “2 to 1”. There you must place your chips for a column bet.
That’s really all you need to know for your first game of roulette. It’s best to practice first, so visit the beginner Roulette tables before you play for big money.