Are you planning on hitting up some of the casinos in Atlantic City? If so, you might want to stop by one of the roulette tables. This can be a fun and exciting way to spend some time, but it is important for you to know what the Atlantic City rules for roulette are.
These rules can be slightly different if you have played in either California or Europe prior. While the general practice of the game is always going to be the same, there are some slight variations in the American style of roulette and the European style. Naturally, in Atlantic City, you are going to be playing the American style.
Atlantic City Roulette Rules
The roulette wheel might look the same on the table in New Jersey as it did in Europe or other places you might have played it in other areas of the world, but if you look closely there is a slight difference. The wheel is numbered from 1 to 36, which is the same, but in American based roulette, there is a 0 and a 00 slot. In European rules, there is only a 0 and no 00 (the zero slots are green, so it is easier to spot these on the wheel).
Regarding rules, you want to place your bets before the attendant calls off betting for the round. Once the ball is dropped onto the wheel bets are no longer admissible.
There are also different ways to bet. There is betting on the table and to the side. Betting on the side is for a larger group, such as the color, a pocket color and a wider listing of pockets.
If you are new to the game of roulette when you make it to Atlantic City, knowing the different variations of betting is a good idea. Beyond betting if it is going to be black or red, even or odd, there are other betting methods.
You can also make a straight bet, which is just placing your chips onto a specific number. This has the highest payout but also the lowest potential. A split is when you place the chips on a line between two numbers. This means you are betting on the two numbers.
A street bet is when you bet on three numbers. A roulette table has numbers listed in rows of three (such as 1-3 horizontally). You can place your chips half way on the 1 and half way on the outside of the number.
This means you are betting on the full 3 number “street”. There is a double street bet when you place the chips on a line between two rows and have half the chip hanging off the end (so on the line between 1 and 4 and hanging off, which means the bet is for 1-6).
A corner bet is when you place your chips on the intersection of two lines, which means you are betting on the four different numbers. This is also called a square bet.
A basket bet is only available in the American style. This is where chips are placed between 1, 2 and 3 and the 0 or 00. So, it is possible to have the chips on the 0, 1 and 2, which makes a triable, or basket bet. There is also a top line bet, so it is 1, 2 or 3 with the 0 or 00.
As for the outside bets, beyond the black/red and even/odd there is a Manque bet, which is betting on 1-18 and a Passe, which is betting on 19-36. A Dozen bet is bet on 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36.