American Roulette
Rules
Roulette originated
in France over three hundred years ago. The game
is fun and simple to play and offers a variety of
possible wagers; a roulette wheel or "cylinder"
spins and waits for a white ball rotating in opposite
direction to land on a number of the roulette. There are
38 such numbers ("1" to "36") plus
"0" and "00". Bettors have the option
to guess which number out of the possible 38 the ball
will land on, bet on a combination of numbers or pick
whether the number will be red or black, even or odd.
The rules are very simple. The
player places bets on the numbers and betting positions of the
roulette table, as depicted below, then initiates the spinning of the
roulette cylinder and waits for the ball to land on a roulette number.
This number and all the the betting positions that include it are
winners and win prizes that depend on the betting position payoff and
the amount of the bet.
All casinos have maximum and
minimum limits for bets at roulette. At the 4 Jacks Casino, the
minimum bet allowed is $1 on any bet and the maximum is $25 for the
"internal bets", that is for the bets on single numbers from
1 to 36 and 0 and 00. The maximum is $100 for the "external
bets", that are Red or Black, Even or
Odd, 118 or 1936, Dozens and Columns.
The player can make any number
of bets, each of them of any amount equal or lower than the maximum
and equal or higher than the minimum.
The amount won on each winning
bet is the amount of the bet times the payoff of the betting position.
In addition to the winnings, the winning bet itself is returned to the
player. If a player has several simultaneous winning bets, all of them
are paid according to the preceding procedure.
There several bets of roulette are shown in the figure
below and their payoffs are listed in the table below it. These payoffs
are usually the same for the American roulette all around the
world, including those found in Las Vegas casinos.

Wager 
Payoff 
Nickname 
Example 
Odds 
Single
Number 
35 to 1 
Straight up 
a 
38 to 1 
Two
Numbers 
17 to 1 
Split 
b 
38 to 2 
Three
Numbers 
11 to 1 
Street 
c 
38 to 3 
Four
Numbers 
8 to 1 
Corner 
d 
38 to 4 
Five
Numbers 0, 00, 1, 2, 3 
6 to 1 

e 
38 to 5 
Six
Numbers 
5 to 1 

f 
38 to 6 
Twelve
Numbers 
2 to 1 
Dozen 
g 
38 to 12 
Twelve
Numbers 
2 to 1 
Column 
h 
38 to 12 
Red
or Black 
1 to 1 

i 
38 to 18 
Odd
or Even 
1 to 1 

j 
38 to 18 
Numbers
118 or 1936 
1 to 1 
Eighteen 
k 
38 to 18 
