How to Play Roulette: A Step by Step Guide

Roulette is a popular casino game which features a spinning roulette wheel and a corresponding table. Players will wager bets on the table depending on where they think that the ball is going to land. If it’s your first time playing roulette then the sheer number of options and all the new rules can be a little overwhelming. We explain the basic rules to help get you started playing roulette in a casino.

Get to Know

The first step is to get familiar with the roulette set-up. There will be a roulette wheel which has numbered and coloured pockets, a roulette table which displays these numbers and a croupier who is on hand to spin the ball in the wheel.

Exchange Cash for Chips

You will need to exchange your money for chips. Typically this is done by placing your money down onto the table. The croupier will then take it and give you back the chips. Note that this can only be done at certain times – not when the wheel is spinning. The croupier will make it clear when you can do this.

Place Your Bets

When betting is about to begin the croupier will say ‘place your bets’. You can then position your chips onto the table as you choose. There are an array of bets that you can make, from betting on a single number, to betting on columns or on red or black.

No More Bets Please

After the croupier says no more bets they will spin the wheel. If the ball lands on a number that you have bet on then the croupier will award you with additional chips.