Roulette Bets & History

This lesson is about Roulette Bets at Learn Roulette Wheel program with a little history tossed into the mix.
The nobles of Europe a few centuries ago found roulette to be their premier gambling game. The earliest form of roulette wagering saw Roman soldiers spinning their shields and betting on which area would point at this or that person, place or thing. Guess right, and you won something. Guess wrong and you lost something.
Over the generations, roulette evolved into the game we now see, with numbers, colors, and various betting options.

Perhaps slot machines, poker or keno is not up your alley when you visit your favorite casinos online or off. 
Are you looking for something with some uncertainty, something to play with a little risk and a spin of a wheel?  If your answer is yes, then take a look at some roulette bets. 
There are two versions of roulette, the American version and the European version.
The American version, which has 36 numbers and a green 0 and 00, was actually invented in Europe but is rarely played there now.
The European version with 36 numbers and a 0 was actually invented in America but is rarely played here now. 

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In its most basic form, this game is about players who either place roulette bets on a single number, the color red or black, or an odd or even number combination.

Betting options and payouts for a double zero table are:
Straight Up - Any numbers, 0 and 00--35 to 1
Column - Any 12 numbers in a column--2 to 1
Dozen - 1st 12, 2nd 12 or 3rd 12--2 to 1
Red or Black--1 to 1
Odd or Even--1 to 1
1 to 18 or 19 to 36--1 to 1
Split - Any 2 neighboring numbers--17 to 1
Row - Any 3 numbers in a row--11 to 1
Corner - Any of the 4 contiguous numbers--8 to 1
5 Numbers - 0, 00, 1, 2 & 3. Don’t do it!--6 to 1
Double Row - Any 6 numbers in 2 rows--5 to 1

Outside roulette bets are placed in the boxes and columns on the outer areas of the layout.
Inside roulette bets are placed directly on a number or on a line between numbers, known as streets. 
After the bet is made, the dealer-croupier spins a wheel to decide what number and color wins. 
That winning number is determined by where the ball stops, either in a black odd number or red even number.
It is a simple game of chance and it all depends on which numbers and colors that you choose.

There are a few simple strategies.  You can just play the simple game of colors by choosing either black or red.  Another strategy is to bet on odd or even numbers.  A better strategy is to develop pattern betting where you place your bets on the same colors or numbers before each spin.
Distance yourself from randomly betting all over the roulette table, but rather predetermine how much and where you will place your bets on the table. 
Keep in mind that no strategy is going to guarantee that you will win as this is a game of chance based on numbers, colors, and a tiny ball spinning around a wheel. 

However, it’s so entertaining and different from any other casino game.
You can play for free online to practice your pattern roulette betting and explore the promotional bonus offers for real play.
Be smart, start by betting small and happy spinning!

Roulette Bets and History is followed by 5 Strategies
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