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American Roulette How to Play

One of the online games that enjoys most popularity in United States is American Roulette. Even more, the game has gained popularity at online casinos in Asia and the United Kingdom, but it’s avoided by other players in Europe who focus primarily on the European version of the game.

What you should know

American roulette wheel has 38 divisions where numbers from 1 to 36, including also 0 and 00, can be found. The numbers from 1 to 36 are alternately colored in red and black, while the other two numbers are marked in green. The main objective of the game, which any player pursuits, is to tell which numbered pocket the roulette ball is going to settle into. In order to do so, all players make bets on a particular number, after which the dealer turns the roulette wheel in one direction while spinning the ball in the other.

Once the ball finds its way into the pocket with the particular number, the respective players get paid. All the numbers are identically arranged on the wheel, thus, the ball has an equal probability to settle in any of the divisions.

Basic rules

Different chips are to be used in American roulette in comparison with other table games. All players need to exchange with the dealer either regular casino chips or cash. Every player at the online table will receive chips of different color to avoid confusion when payouts are made.
After all players receive their chips the can place their bets. Players may put their chips on a single bet or a combination of bets. Afterwards the dealer will spin the roulette wheel. What you should know is the fact that you can place your bets, moderate them or remove them even after the wheel is spun, but not after the dealer cuts off betting by saying “no more bets”.
The dealer identifies and announces the winning number once the ball drops into one of the numbered pockets on the wheel. Then the dealer marks the number on the roulette table using a marker. After this step has been completed, players who won are paid, while losing bets are swept off the table. When the dealer makes payouts to the winners, bets for the next round can be placed.

These are the basics of American Roulette. Have fun while you play!