First, unlike other casino games, chips in roulette have no static value. That is, there is no color that is particularly desirable. The color of your chips only serves as a personal identifier; each player has their own unique color to determine who has wagered what. The value of each chip is determined by the chip distributor before the game has begun by diving the amount ‘bought-in’ divided by the total number of chips distributed.
The actual rules of the game are simple. The perimeter of the roulette wheel has numbers one through 38 (even numbers in black, odd numbers in red). The dealer spins the wheel, and the roulette ball will travel the opposite direction, moving through little pockets below the numbers on the wheel.
Next to the wheel is a numbered table, which corresponds to the numbers on the wheel. Players place bets by positioning chips on the number they believe the ball will land on. They can wager as many or as few chips as they like, and can place their bets until the ball starts to slow, at which point the dealer will yell ‘No more bets!’
The player who has placed their chips on the winning number collects the amount they have wagered (roulette chips are traded for traditional casino chips to be traded in).
You can bet on as many or as few numbers as you like until the dealer halts betting. For example, you can bet on all odd numbers, a range of numbers, or a color.
As you familiarize yourself with the game, you can start to make strategic bets, for example betting on columns, or certain number combinations. Learn more about betting and roulette at Spirt Mountain.
We hope this helps you feel confident throwing down your first chip during your next trip to Spirit Mountain Casino. In addition to games, we offer spectacular entertainment and dining options. We look forward to seeing you!