Roulette in casinos
Roulette is one of the easiest game to play and understand in
the casino. If you are looking for a easy to understand and slow paced table
game, then you may like roulette.
A roulette wheel consists of 37 or 38 numbered slots: numbers 1 to 36, a zero, and in most places in the United States a double zero. The betting layout consists of every individual number as well as a host of "outside" or combinations of numbers. After the players make their bets the dealer spins the wheel and a ball and after several seconds the ball will land in one of the numbered slots.
One difference between roulette and all other table games is that roulette chips have no value denomination printed on them. This actually is the true definition of a chip, one which indicates its value is technically called a check. The roulette table comes with six to eight sets of different colored chips, each set consisting of 300 chips. When a player buys-in they get their own color and the value would be the buy-in divided by the number of chips received. The dealer will place a token on top of the dealer's stack of that color of chips to indicate the value.
To the casual observer it would appear that the numbers on the wheel are not organized and seem to be distributed randomly. The only obvious patterns are that red and black numbers alternate and that usually two odd numbers alternate with two even numbers. However the distribution of numbers was carefully arranged so that the sum of the numbers for any given section of the wheel would be roughly equal to any other section of equal size. In particular the numbers are usually organized in pairs, with one number in between, and whose sum is either 37 or 39. This is true of all of the following pairs: (10,29), (25,12), (29,8), (12,19), (8,31), (19,18), (31,6), (18,21), (6,33), (21,16), (33,4), (16,23), (4,35), (23,14), (35,2), (9,30), (26,11), (30,7), (7,32), (20,17), (32,5), (17,22), (5,34), (22,15), (34,3), (15,24), (3,36), (24,13), (36,1). The only numbers that fall outside this pattern are 27,14,2,28,11,13, and 1.