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Summary Game American Roulette

American roulette wheel is the famous Queen of the casinos, this game won the hearts of millions players from all over the world. The almost magical attractiveness of the roulette has not lost its power since it appeared several centuries ago. The game got its name from the French word roulette («little wheel»), but no one knows for sure who invented it and where. Most probably, it appeared in France in the 17th or 18th century. That is where the gambling game spread all over Europe from, and a little later, about the beginning of the 19th century, moved to America together with immigrants from Europe. In the New World, the rules had slightly changed to give birth to the special version of the game: American Roulette.

In roulette, the winnings does not depend on the player at all, the base of the game is pure luck, and that is what attracts the most passionate players. The game consists of a wheel with slots painted red and black on the edge, and a game field with special cells for bets in American roulette online and usual one.

Traditionally, the numbers 0 to 36 used in roulette. The main difference in American Roulette is an additional slot marked 00. In this kind of online casino roulette, there are always 38 slots. The slots and cells for 0 and 00 painted green.

To start the game, you have to choose the type of bet and put the chips you want in the corresponding cells on the betting field. Pressing the Spin (S) button, you start the game. It is quite easy: the wheel with numbers rotates in one direction, and the white ball, in the opposite direction. After several spins, the ball falls into a random slot with a number, and the wheel stops. The number where the ball stopped wins. You can also bet not only for a certain number, but also for groups of numbers, colors, etc. All of this gives you an extra chance to win, as it is not that easy to guess one number out of 38 in American roulette game.

Types of bets in American Roulette:

1. Inside bets.

Bets directly for the inner field that only contains numbers (corresponding to the slots on the roulette wheel).

  • Straight. A bet for one number, which placed in the centre of a square with any number.
  • Split. A bet on two adjoining numbers. The chip placed on the line between these numbers (e.g., 16 and 17 or 16 and 19).
  • Basket. A bet on 3 numbers, limited by three options: 0/1/2, 0/00/2 or 00/2/3. To bet, the chip placed at the intersection of the numbers.
  • Top line. A bet that covers the numbers 0/00/1/2/3. To place a bet, the chip placed on the right or left external corner between cells 0 and 1 or 00 and 3.
  • Street. A bet on a horizontal line consisting of 3 numbers. For this bet, a chip must be placed on the left or right border of the line in an American roulette wheel. For example, placing a chip on the right border of the number 30 will cover the line that consists of numbers 28, 29, 30.
  • Corner. A bet for 4 numbers. Chip is placed on the intersection of any 4 numbers located in a square (e.g., 16, 17, 19 and 20).
  • Six line. A bet on two horizontal lines with 3 numbers each. A chip is to be placed on the right or left border between the lines.

2. Outside bets in American roulette online.

Bets for additional fields situated in the bottom and right edges of the internal field with the numbers.

  • 1 to 18. Covers all the numbers from 1 to 18. To bet, you need to place any number of chips in the special external field marked «1 to 18».
  • 19 to 36. Covers the rest of the numbers, 19 to 36. To bet, you need to place chips in the special field marked «19 to 36».
  • Red or black. Bets for red or black sections with numbers. To bet, place chips on the special fields depicting a red or black rhombus located to the right of the number field.
  • Odd or even. Bets for all odd or all even numbers. To bet, place chips in special cells called "odd" or "even", respectively.
  • Dozens. Bets for one or more dozens (a dozen = 12 numbers). Place chips on the corresponding field: first, second or third 12.
  • Column. Bets for one or more of three columns (12-number vertical row). For such bets, there are special cells in the external field, which are located directly under the column covered by this kind of bet (these 3 cells are marked «2 to 1», according to the bet payouts).

3. Neighbor Betting in American roulette game.

Neighbor bets does not placed on the field, but in the copy of the roulette wheel that appears in a pop-up window. Pressing the field «neighbor bets» in the left bottom corner, you will see the wheel model with numbers. You can bet in the model by pressing any number. You can choose 0 to 4 next to the number selected. Neighboring numbers counted from both sides. For example, if you choose 3 neighboring numbers, your bet will be valid for the number you selected, as well as for three numbers to the right and to the left of it. Seven (7) chips needed for such a bet.

There is a unique reward for each bet, which you can see on the payout table.

Roulette is an exciting and fascinating game that long ago became the specialty of any respectable casino. Prepare your knowledge, luck and individual strategy, play American roulette and you will see why this game is so popular with players all over the world.