The History of Roulette

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Another difference betweenrepparttar two games includesrepparttar 140121 fact that in European casinos, croupiers use a long stick known asrepparttar 140122 Rake to sweep in all chips, whilerepparttar 140123 American casino dealers will use their hands and arms to sweeprepparttar 140124 chips offrepparttar 140125 table.

The last major difference betweenrepparttar 140126 two types of Roulette games is that ifrepparttar 140127 ball lands onrepparttar 140128 zero (0) in a European casino, thenrepparttar 140129 gambler is offeredrepparttar 140130 option of utilisingrepparttar 140131 en prison rule, whereby he may choose to either surrender one half of his/her outside wagers or to leave them forrepparttar 140132 next game.

After purchasingrepparttar 140133 chips fromrepparttar 140134 dealer,repparttar 140135 player places them onrepparttar 140136 desired positions onrepparttar 140137 table in an attempt to predict whererepparttar 140138 ball will land afterrepparttar 140139 wheel is spun andrepparttar 140140 ball comes to a stop.

Oncerepparttar 140141 chips are placed onrepparttar 140142 table andrepparttar 140143 bets are made,repparttar 140144 dealer spinsrepparttar 140145 Roulette wheel while spinningrepparttar 140146 ball inrepparttar 140147 opposite direction insiderepparttar 140148 Roulette wheel. Players are allowed to continue placng their bets duringrepparttar 140149 spin untilrepparttar 140150 dealer says "No more bets".

Whenrepparttar 140151 wheel slows down andrepparttar 140152 ball drops into one ofrepparttar 140153 numbered slots,repparttar 140154 dealer places a marker onrepparttar 140155 winning number onrepparttar 140156 Roulette table. The players who bet onrepparttar 140157 winning number or color are rewarded whilerepparttar 140158 players who bet onrepparttar 140159 losing number(s) lose their chips torepparttar 140160 casino.

Today, Roulette continues to be one ofrepparttar 140161 most popular classic casino games, especially in Europe. This is due torepparttar 140162 fact that European Roulette has only one zero and as a result offers a more appealing house edge...Read More:The History of Roulette

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Casino Craps: Easy to Learn and Easy to Win

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Odds on a Line Bet (or, simply called "odds bets")

When a point has been established (a place number is rolled) onrepparttar comeout, you are permitted to take true odds against a 7 appearing beforerepparttar 140120 point number is rolled again. This means you can bet an additional amount up torepparttar 140121 amount of your line bet. This called an "odds" bet.

Your odds bet can be any amount up torepparttar 140122 amount of your line bet, although many casinos will now allow you to make odds bets of two, three or even more timesrepparttar 140123 amount of your line bet. This odds bet is paid at a rate equal torepparttar 140124 odds of that point number being made before a 7 is rolled.

You make an odds bet by placing your bet directly behind your pass line bet. You notice that there is nothing onrepparttar 140125 table to indicate that you can place an odds bet, while there are indications loudly printed all over that table forrepparttar 140126 other "sucker" bets. This is becauserepparttar 140127 casino does not want to encourage odds bets. You have to know that you can make one.

Here's how these odds are computed. Since there are 6 ways that a number 7 can be rolled and 5 ways that a 6 or 8 can be rolled,repparttar 140128 odds of a 6 or 8 being rolled before a 7 is rolled again are 6 to 5 against you. This means that ifrepparttar 140129 point number is a 6 or 8, your odds bet will be paid off atrepparttar 140130 rate of 6 to 5. For every $10 you bet, you will win $12 (bets smaller or larger than $10 are of course paid atrepparttar 140131 same 6 to 5 ratio). The odds of a 5 or 9 being rolled before a 7 is rolled are 3 to 2, so you get paid $15 for every $10 bet. The odds of 4 or 10 being rolled first are 2 to 1, so you get paid $20 for every $10 you bet.

Note that these are true odds you are paid exactly proportional to your chance of winning. This isrepparttar 140132 only true odds bet you will find in a casino, so be sure to make it whenever you play craps.


Here's an example ofrepparttar 140133 three types of outcomes that result when a new shooter plays and how you should bet.

Assume new shooter is getting ready to makerepparttar 140134 comeout roll and you make a $10 bet (or whatever amount you want) onrepparttar 140135 pass line. The shooter rolls a 7 or 11 onrepparttar 140136 comeout. You win $10,repparttar 140137 amount of your bet.

You bet $10 again onrepparttar 140138 pass line andrepparttar 140139 shooter makes a comeout roll again. This time a 3 is rolled (the player "craps out"). You lose your $10 pass line bet.

You bet another $10 andrepparttar 140140 shooter makes his third comeout roll (remember, each shooter continues to roll until he sevens out after making a point). This time a 4 is rolled one ofrepparttar 140141 place numbers or "points". You now want to take an odds bet, so you place $10 directly behind your pass line bet to indicate you are takingrepparttar 140142 odds. The shooter continues to rollrepparttar 140143 dice until a 4 is rolled (the point is made), at which time you win $10 on your pass line bet, and $20 on your odds bet (remember, a 4 is paid at 2 to 1 odds), for a total win of $30. Take your chips offrepparttar 140144 table and get ready to bet again.

However, if a 7 is rolled beforerepparttar 140145 point number (in this case, beforerepparttar 140146 4), you lose both your $10 pass line bet and your $10 odds bet.

And that's all there is to it! You simply make you pass line bet, take odds if a point is rolled onrepparttar 140147 comeout, and then wait for eitherrepparttar 140148 point or a 7 to be rolled. Ignore allrepparttar 140149 other confusion and sucker bets. Your haverepparttar 140150 best bet inrepparttar 140151 casino and are playing wisely.


Odds bets can be made any time after a comeout point is rolled. You don't have to make them right away . However, you'd be foolish not to make an odds bet as soon as possible considering it'srepparttar 140152 best bet onrepparttar 140153 table. However, you are permitted to make, withdraw, or reinstate an odds bet anytime afterrepparttar 140154 comeout and before a 7 is rolled.

When you win an odds bet, be sure to take your chips offrepparttar 140155 table. Otherwise, they are considered to be automatically "off" onrepparttar 140156 next comeout and will not count as another odds bet unless you specifically tellrepparttar 140157 dealer that you want them to be "working". But in a fast moving and loud game, your request may not be heard, so it's better to simply take your winnings offrepparttar 140158 table and bet again withrepparttar 140159 next comeout.


Any ofrepparttar 140160 downtown casinos. Minimum bets will be low (you can usually find $3) and, more importantly, they frequently allow up to 10X odds bets.

Good Luck!...Read More:Casino Craps: Easy to Learn and Easy to Win

Mahal Ramapois is a successful writer and online gambling expert providing valuable tips and advice for those interested in gambling and online gambling strategies .

His numerous articles found on vegas casino secrets ,provide useful and factual gambling information and insight.

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