The roulette game was first played in France. The good news about a game of Roulette, is that it requires no skill at all. So, if you are new to gambling, you can jump right in.
The Roulette is a spinning wheel that contains slots numbered 1 to 36, as well as two additional slots, 0 and 00. A white ball is spun around the wheel as the wheel rotates, and when the ball loses speed, it drops, falling into one of the numbered slots.
In Las Vegas, roulette slots are numbered from 1 to 36 alternating between red and black. There are also two green slots numbered 0 and 00. Some casinos also offer the European style roulette, which has a single 0 along with the standard 36 numbers.
The purpose of Las Vegas casino roulette game is to try and guess which numbered slot the ball will fall into next.
You place your bets on the roulette layout according to where you think the ball might land. There is a house advantage of 5.26% if the ball lands in the 0 or 00 pocket. If that happens, all the other wagers will automatically lose.
As the game was first played in France, there are still many expressions in the French language in the casino.
Faites vos jeux
Even before the croupier starts spinning the ball, he says “Faites vos jeux”, in other words make your game. The players may now place their chips on the numbers on the playing field. While the players are betting, he will throw the ball contrarily into the spinning roulette wheel.
Rien ne va plus
When the ball has made a few rounds and is about to fall, the croupier will say the famous “Rien ne va plus”. At the same time, he makes a swinging movement with his arm over the playing field. From that moment on, the players are not allowed to bet anymore. If you still bet after this announcement, you will be called a “Pousette” (walker) in France.
See also the rules of Blackjack
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