The roulette table generally enforces maximum and minimum bets. All these rules normally pertain separately to all the ‘outside’ and ‘inside’ bets for every spin of the player. For such ‘inside’ bets at the roulette tables, several casinos may employ different chips of diverse colors at the roulette table to distinguish the players. Players can carry on their betting as long as the ball keeps on spinning around the roulette wheel until the croupier announces that no more bet can be placed.
When the winning color and number is decided by the wheel, the croupier places the marker known as the dolly on the winning number on that roulette game layout. Whilst the dolly is placed on the table no players can place bets, remove any bet, or collect bets from the roulette table. The dealer or the croupier then sweeps away all the other losing stakes either by rake or hand. He determines all the payouts of the remaining outside and inside winning bets. Once the croupier is done with making the payouts, after that the dolly is taken away from the roulette board. The players then collect the winnings and start to place new bets. Those winning chips will stay on the gaming board.
There is the “Call Bets” that are referred as the “Announced Bets”. There is a legal distinction between these seemingly identical bets. A player can place a “Call Bet” without placing money on the roulette table that covers the cost of that bet. In several jurisdictions such as Nevada, USA and United Kingdom this is regarded as a form of gamble on credit and therefore is illegal. In case of the “Announced Bet” the player immediately places adequate money that covers the sum of the bet on the roulette table, even before he knows the result of that spin in progress.
In roulette there are diverse number series having special names. Frequently these bets are called as “the French bets”. Each part covers a segment of this wheel. The series depend on the proximity of a group of numbers on a roulette wheel. Not all the casinos may offer the same bets and some may provide additional bets and the variations of others.
The history of roulette is mind-boggling. Einstein once famously exclaimed that unless one steals money from the roulette table it is impossible to beat it. For centuries, with the evolution of roulette there were people who tried to do just that – identify the secret code so as to turn the tables of roulette and the player wins. A few succeeded but most couldn’t.