The game of Roulette has a long and elegant history. Created over 300 years ago, Roulette remains one of the most popular casino games the world over. Roulette is also one of the simplest games to play for the novice gamer. American Roulette is the modern game of Roulette found in most casinos, especially those in Las Vegas. The game of American Roulette consists of a wheel with 38 stops, and a ball that can land with equal chance in any of those stops. The American version differs from European Roulette due to the addition of the 38th stop, the double zero. Players make wagers by placing chips in the betting areas of the Roulette table. After all bets are placed, the ball is spun and eventually lands on a number. Wagers placed on the winning number or on groups that include the winning number are paid a multiple of the bet. The house collects all other wagers.

To play the game of Roulette, place your bets by placing chips on the Roulette table. Click the casino chip icons to add chips to your hand. Click the chips in your hand to remove them. To place a bet, click on the region of the table for the type of bet you wish to place. The chips in your hand will be placed on the table. To remove a bet from the table, right click on the bet. The amount of chips in your hand will be removed from the stack on the table. When you have finished placing bets on the table, click the Spin button or click the wheel to start the ball spinning. After the ball lands on a number, losing bets are removed from the table, and winning bets are paid. If you wish to bet on the same numbers again for the next spin, press the Repeat Bet button and all of your previous bets will be placed again.

There are 16 types of bets in American Roulette. By placing the chips differently, you can bet on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12 or 18 numbers.

The following is a list of the types of bets and the corresponding payouts for a winning bet.

Even 1:1
Odd 1:1
Red 1:1
Black 1:1
1-18 1:1
19-36 1:1
1-12 2:1
13-24 2:1
25-36 2:1
Any Column 2:1
Any Number 35:1
Two-number combination 17:1
Three-number combination 11:1
Four-number combination 8:1
Five-number combination 6:1
Six-number combination 5:1

By J Finney
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