Quarter Bet - A wager that one of four numbers will be hit on the next spin. Same as Corner Bet and Square Bet.

Roulette Rules

Roulette is not a complicated game to learn.

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It’s definitely a good idea to become familiar with roulette rules before jumping into a game at the casino or online, however. This page will cover roulette rules as well as proper game etiquette so you’ll know exactly how to approach the table when you give it a try for the first time.

The first thing you’ll need to know when choosing a game of roulette is how the table minimum works. Whatever the table minimum is at a particular table, you are required to place that minimum bet on each of your outside bets and/or place a total of that minimum bet on your inside bets. Therefore, if the table minimum is $10, for example, and you play black/red, odd/even or high/low (outside bets), you must put the table minimum on each of these bets you place. In this example, however, you could also put 10 $1 bets on 10 different specific numbers or combinations of numbers (inside bets).

Another important thing to know when first starting out is that in standard North American roulette rules, the table uses different chip colors for each player. These chips are not worth anything at other games in the casino, but they will be replaced with regular chips when you are done playing.

At the beginning of the game, you must indicate to the dealer what value of chip denomination you would like. The chips do not have a denomination marked on them – the dealer keeps track of whatever chip denomination you have chosen. For $5 minimum tables, for example, you may want a value of $1 for your chips, but judge your choice based on your average bet amount and whether or not you like to split your bets up a lot.

Roulette is a rather relaxed game with a much slower pace than the other table games. Roulette rules directly cause this slow pace and give you time to set your bet by allowing players the time they need. The nice, relaxed roll of the wheel also adds to the slow pace of the game, and you can even place a bet in some cases after the wheel has been spun. Just make sure not to try betting after the dealer waves his hands over the table or calls “no more bets”. Once the ball finds its resting place, the dealer will call out the number it landed on and place a marker on that number’s area on the table. They will then sweep the table clean and pay winners. You must then wait until the dealer calls “place your bets” to place your chips for the next spin.

For more information on the different bets that roulette rules encompass, check out our Roulette Betting section.