Players use chips to place their bets and each type of chip represents a different cash value. To play the game the player must place one or more chips on a number. Once all the players have placed their bets the dealer spins the roulette wheel and launches the ball. After a few moments the dealer announces, ‘no more bets’. This means that nobody is allowed to place a new bet or modify their existing bets. If the ball drops into a slot on the wheel that contains the number that the player has wagered on, then he or she wins a payout. Only when the table has been cleared of all chips and the payouts have been made can players place their bets for the next round.
There are several betting methods that can be used in roulette, each with differing odds and payouts. A straight up bet is a bet that is placed on one number, this will pay out 35 to 1. A two number bet will increase the odds of winning, but offers a smaller payout of 17 to 1. Players can also choose 50/50 odds by placing a bet on either odd or even numbers or on black or red numbers. Gamblers can place as many bets as they wish on the table.