One of the most popular table games at our casino parties and in any casino around the world is Roulette. Roulette was introduced in France and the word ‘Roulette’ translates to ‘little wheel’. Learning to become a Roulette dealer (or Croupier) for iHostPoker or for any live casino is a matter of understanding the different bets, procedures, and payouts.
Shown is the a standard Roulette layout used by iHostPoker. The European version of the game does not include the double zero (“00”) which was added over the years to increase the house percentage.
New players can join the table at anytime, but the number of players that the table can accommodate at any casino party is limited to the available Roulette Chips. Roulette chips are different than regular casino chips in that they are a solid color and without any markings to indicate denomination. Each player is assigned a color and this is how the dealer can keep track of the bets and who places them. It also gives you the flexibility to assign different values to the chips based on the player’s bankroll. It is common to one player to be playing $25 per chip, another playing $100 per chip, and yet another playing $1000. Place a regular casino chip with the appropriate face value BEHIND the players color stack in ‘The Well’ in order to keep track of this.
Betting begins when the dealer announces, ‘Place your bets’. At the same time, the dealer spins the wheel in one direction and then spins the ball around the outer edge of the wheel IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. Players that can not physically reach where they want to bet may ask for dealer assistance in placing their bets, otherwise this is the time that you need to use to organize the chips in The Well. When the ball loses velocity and is about THREE ROTATIONS from falling onto the wheel, the dealer waves his/her hand over the layout and announces “No More Bets”. When the ball lands in a slot on the wheel, THE MARKER is placed on the layout over the number the ball landed on. If there are player chips on that number, the marker is placed on top of the chips. Losing chips are then raked off of the layout starting from the outside bets taking care that you are not removing any winning bets. Winning bets are then payed off according the to proper odds shown below. Make sure that players do not place any new bets for the next spin until you announce ‘Place your Bets’.
The Bets & Payouts
There are two main types of bets on the roulette table, Inside Bets and Outside Bets. Inside bets are placed on the numbers in the center of the layout and pay the most when there is a winner. Outside bets take place around the edge of the layout and win more often but for a lesser amount.
A Straight bet or Straight-Up bet is a bet on any ONE number. The player wins only if the ball lands on this one number. The payout is 35 to 1.
A Split bet is a bet placed on the line between any TWO numbers. This bet wins if the ball lands on either of the two numbers. The payout is 17 to 1.
A Street Bet is placed on the outside line of any row of THREE numbers. The bet wins if any one of the three numbers in that row hits. The payout is 11 to 1.
A Trio Bet is only available at the top of the layout in one of three places: The intersection of the 0,1,2 or the 0,2,00 or the 2,00,3. The payout is the same as a Street at 11 to 1.
A Corner Bet is placed where the lines cross between any FOUR numbers. If any of those four numbers hit, the player is payed off at 8 to 1.
A Five-Number Bet can only be placed in one location…the ‘T’ intersection of the 0,00 street and the 1,2,3 street. The player is payed at 6 to 1 if any of those FIVE numbers come in.
A Six-Line Bet is placed on the outside line between any two Streets. If any of those SIX numbers hit, the player is payed at 5 to 1.
An easy way to remember the payouts for inside bets is to look at the CENTER COLUMN of the layout. With the exception of the Five-Number bet, all of the correct odds are located in this column!
Outside Bets: (the ZERO and DOUBLE ZERO are losers for ALL outside bets)
Column Bets are placed at the bottom of each column in the corresponding square marked 2 to 1, and obviously the bet pays 2 to 1 is any number in that column hits.
Dozens Bets allows the player to bet on a group of 12 number…1-12 or 13-24 or 25-36. A winner is paid off at 2 to 1.
High/Low Bets allow the players to bet on groups of 18 numbers…1-18 and 19-36. A winner is paid off at 1 to 1.
Odd/Even Bets allow the players to split the field between odd numbers and even numbers. If you can’t tell which is which you shouldn’t be dealing (-; A winner is paid off at 1 to 1.
Red/Black Bets allow the players to split the field by the color of the number. Winners are paid at 1 to 1.
- Get a feel for your wheel before you deal. Make sure your wheel is balanced and time your spins so you’ll know how much time you’ll have for stacking chips between spins.
- Always rake before you pay working from the outside to the inside.
- Always pay working from the outside to the inside. When you pay, place the winnings on top of the bet then push the stack to the player. That way you can easily keep track of which bets have been paid.
- Pay using casino chips instead of roulette chips if you don’t have enough stacked in The Well.
- Here is a trick for calculating the payout on a Straight-Up bet. A straight up bet pays 35-1. If you multiply 35 by 2, you end up with 70. If you take the zero away, you have 7. Seven is much easier to multiply than 35. If you have an even number of straight ups, just cut the bet in half, multiply by 7 and add a zero. Here’s an example: if you have a bet of four chips straight up, you can cut that in half to two. 2 times 7 is 14. Adding a zero gives you 140. EASY! If you have an odd bet then drop the odd chip, use the trick, then add 35 and you’re done!
If you haven’t dealt Roulette before any you want to try to get qualified, let me know and we’ll have one of our senior dealers put you through the ringer.