The roulette game, like any other casino table game, starts with players placing their wagers. Since all the wagers will be put on the same wagering area, with the probability of more than one player placing the same wager, players will have to purchase different chips. These chips have different colors so each players chips can be easily identified. These special roulette chips can only be purchased and cashed at the roulette table, which is why players should cash their winnings at the table before leaving. The chips cannot be cashed in at the cashier.
After players get their colored chips, they will start the game by placing wagers. Players will place wagers by putting the desired number of chips on the numbers or the different bets that the game offers. The wagering area, which is a big piece of green cloth on a table, includes all of the different numbers and bets the game has. While they are placing these chips the dealer, or croupier, will throw the roulette ball on the roulette wheel in the opposite direction it is spinning.
While the ball is spinning, players will be able to change their wagers, retract them or place new ones. Once the ball starts to slow down, the croupier will say loudly No More Bets Please. At this point all of the wagers that are on the roulette tables wagering area are final and players are not permitted to change, retract or place new bets.
After the ball lands on any of the numbers, it will be declared as the winning number. The croupier will then place a small glass object that is called a dolly on the winning number. He will then start to pay players their winnings if they have placed winning bets while taking the losing bets. Of course, the croupier will pay players in their own color so they can use these chips to place more bets on the table. While the dealer is paying the winning bets and taking in the losing bets, players are not permitted to place new wagers or touch their chips. After all is done and paid, the dealer will signal players that they can start placing wagers again. They will start placing wagers and the same procedure is repeated spin after spin.
The different bets that are available pay differently according to the odds of each bet. The bets that have a higher chance and better odds will pay less than the bets that have bad odds. This is why the highest payout is paid by the bet that has the worst odds, which is the straight number bet as players have a 1/37 or a 1/38 chance of winning. This is why it pays a lot for players to know the different bets and their payouts before they engage in a roulette game.