How to Play English roulette January 3, 2017
The history of roulette dates back to the 18th century where the first form was devised by the French. The wheel of the roulette game is believed to be a fusion of the English wheel game Roly-Poly, Ace of Hearts, E.O. and roulette from the actual French board game. There have been many variations of Roulette made throughout the years, amongst which is the English Roulette.
It was by the 1720s that the Roly-Poly game was played in England whereby it allowed players to place bets on which slot a small ball would land on. The wheel for the Roly-Poly game had to banker slots whereby all bets are lost when the ball would land there. After being banned by the British Parliament, it was the game ‘Even or Odd’ that made surface where the wheel consisted of 40 unnumbered Black and White slots, with one of each colour for the banker. It was in 1745 that the E.O. game made its way to France where the colours were changed to red and black. The English Roulette is the wonderful outcome of the fusion of the many games that existed back in the days.
The bets available on the English Roulette game are displayed on the chips found on the right-hand-side, therefore, you will have the choice between 1, 5, 10, 25 or 100 which you may bet on different sections of the table. After having chosen your bet, click on your preferred spot to place your bet then click on the Spin button. In the event that you change your mind, click on Clear All button for the table to clear from the bets you’ve put in.
The layout of the game will give you a real feel of that of a land-based casino since the display is identical. As displayed on the table, there are many spots on which you may input a bet; number 0, 1 to 18, even, red, black, odd, 19 to 36, 2 to 1 left, 2 to 1 middle, 2 to 1 right, tiers, Orphelins or Voisins.
To go into further details of the bets available; Voisins (neighbours) is a total of 9 chips placed on 0, 2, 3 street, 25/26/28/29 corner and 4/7, 12/15, 18/21, 19/22 and 32/35. Orphelins (orphans) bets consist of 5 chips on each of the splits: 6/9, 14/17, 17/20 and 31/34. Another term that you might come across is Tiers du Cylindre (thirds of the wheel) which is a total of 6 chips placed on each of the following splits: 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30, and 33/36.
Furthermore, Straight-Up is a bet placed on a single number and Split is a bet placed on the line between any two adjacent numbers.
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