Written By Carla Harris
There are a few things to consider when you’re getting ready for a game of Roulette. Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned player, it’s always good to remember what’s acceptable and what’s not quite right around the table.
It’s always ok to observe a game of Roulette and to be a spectator, but as a Roulette table can become crowded, be mindful of your reactions and where you’re standing. Nobody wants a loud, yelling spectator who’s literally stepping on their toes. It is also commonly accepted that no food or drink is allowed over the table.
If you’re stepping up to the table to play, it’s good to take note of the other players and their chips. Each player gets a different colour set of chips, so be sure not to get any of yours mixed up with the other players’. Also be aware when placing your chips along with the other players that you don’t move their bets or block a player from placing a bet.
Another thing to take note of as a player is knowing when to place your bets and when to wait. For the few moments leading up to the dealer’s spin, you may begin laying out your chips on the table and the dealer will usually wait until all the bets have been placed. After the dealer has spun there are still an extra few moments to place a wager before the ball starts to slow down and the dealer calls out “No more bets” followed by a wave of the hand over the table. This is when betting for that round stops and you cannot go against the dealer’s call.
You should also place your chips on the table rather than tossing them. Tossed chips may displace other players’ bets or roll down the table. If you cannot reach to place a bet yourself, you should announce the bet to the dealer and they will place it for you. This will be treated as any other call bet. If you wish to make changes for cash or colour chips, wait to do so in between spins. If the dealer has time, he will make your changes during the spin, but they will most likely prioritize other call bets before making changes.
Other than that, general social etiquette is a good thing to keep in mind when playing Roulette. Be polite, don’t yell or become worked up. Don’t become angry if things don’t go your way and don’t accuse anyone, dealers, players or spectators if you think there’s been a mistake. If you do think there’s a problem, it’s better to rather bring up the issue quietly with the dealer.
Also, don’t lean on the table or over the wheel when it’s spinning. Lastly, a little gratitude goes a long way, it is good, although not compulsory, to tip your dealers. If you make an especially big win, it’s considered polite to leave a gracious tip - especially if you have built a good rapport with your dealer. If you would like to know more about the basics of the game of Roulette, you can download the full PDF - How to Play Roulette .Categories: News , Viral Video