The job of the dealer at a roulette table is to exchange casino chips into roulette table chips, spin the wheel, release the small white ball into the wheel, and announce the winning number and colour once the roulette wheel stops spinning. Often, the dealer will announce the number when the wheel is still spinning, but doing so slowly enough for everyone to see the winning number.
After the game of roulette is over, the dealer rakes in the bets that lost and pays off the winner. The dealer typically starts with the players that sit far away from him or her.
Make sure not to touch the chips on the table, or place any new chips on the table until the dealer is done raking the chips currently on the table and paying off the winners. If you don’t plan on betting during the next spin, remove your chips from the numbered squares on the roulette table.
When playing roulette, you can typically make two kinds of bets: the inside bets and the outside bets. Using inside bets means that you are betting on specific numbers on the wheel. A winning bet pays 35 to 1, which is exactly the probability of winning on a wheel with 36 numbers. An outside bet can be on even numbers, on columns or dozens. All bets pay off according to their odds. For example, the chances of winning evens are the same as winning odds, or reds or blacks, and are 1 to 1.
Most casinos have minimum wagers for roulette games. Let’s say that a minimum wager is £1. The casino may also require a minimum for spreads, let’s say £5. You can typically get to the minimum spread by betting on various numbers. For example, if the minimum bet is £1 and the spread is £5, you need to bet on at least five different numbers on the table.