How to Play Roulette with Maximum Win Potential

Out of all the casino games available to brick-and-mortar and online casinos, learning how to play roulette is the simplest to pick up. Most people are familiar with the game, while some of those who don't know how to play will still recognize the wheel and general appearance. The wheel, of course, is the core part of any roulette table. It normally consists of 36 numbers from 1 to 36, with each alternating between black and red colors. There will also be a single green ''0' or a '0' and '00' depending on whether you're using a European or an American table.

For each game, the wheel is spun and the ball travels around the edge of the wheel in the opposite direction as it's spinning. When gravity finally takes hold and the wheel slows down, the ball will come to rest at a particular point over one of the numbered notches. The result will determine who the winners of the game are.

There are a number of betting options available to players. The betting area consists of a grid filled with the 36 numbers and zeroes (if available), and participants can wager on different numbers on the grid, as well as wagering on which color (red or black) the ball will fall onto. In addition to these options, players can spread individual bets over more than one digit at a time, so there are many possible ways to result in a win.

Some bets are going to be more likely to win than others, and the payouts reflect that. For example, a stake on one number out of 36 is far less likely to win compared to wagering on the color red, since just under half of the notches of each spin will show up as red. Therefore, the payout for choosing a correct numeral (35:1) is much higher than choosing the correct color (1:1).

When learning how to play roulette, it's important to understand the odds. First, the odds are displayed in ratio form, such as 35:1, 17:1 and so on. These dictate how much each individual bet will earn if they're winners. In general, the bigger the odds, the more money you will win.