About Roulette Tables
In the American casinos you will find two types of roulette tables. One has one betting layout and the roulette wheel placed at one end and this is the standard table. The second table you may come across is called the double-end table and even how the name suggests, it has two betting layouts and the roulette wheel is placed between them.
The table is covered with a green felt or baize, (a thick woolen cloth material), on which is printed the Roulette layout design. There are usually six seats, or player positions arranged around two or three sides of the Roulette table.
The design of the Roulette layout generally corresponds to the numbers, figures and colors painted on the face of the wheel. There are thirty-six consecutively numbered (1-36) rectangular spaces, colored red and black alternately, which are arranged in three columns of twelve numbers each. Along one side of the columns are rectangular spaces marked 1st 12, 2nd 12, and 3rd 12. Other separate spaces are marked 2-1, 0 (zero), 00 (double zero), Red, Black, Even, Odd, 1-18 High, and 19-36 Low.
The balls used are made of ivory or synthetic plastic. They vary in size from inch to inch in diameter.
Wheel checks or chips:
Roulette chips have different colours and they have no value denomination printed on them. The roulette table comes with six to eight sets of different colored chips, each set consisting of 300 chips. The color of the chips indicates the player, not the value of the chips. For larger valued chips, in some instances they will actually have a color that indicates value.
There is two types of wheels. One is the French or European wheel, which has 36 numbers and only one 0. The existence of only one zero on the wheel gives to the player better odds and because of that is the most popular and also the recommended type of roulette to play.
The other is the American roulette and this one holds worst odds because the wheel has 38 numbers including the single 0 and the double 00. The American wheels used in the United States and the Caribbean islands are, except for the double 00, similar in construction to the French wheels.
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