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Roulette Playing Etiquette

When playing roulette, especially in a land based casino, and especially at a busy roulette table, don’t forget your manners. It’s not a good idea to upset the casino staff or your fellow roulette players.

When playing roulette, especially in a land based casino, and especially at a busy roulette table, don’t forget your manners. It’s not a good idea to upset the casino staff or your fellow roulette players. Here are a few tips for playing roulette in land based casinos.

Roulette Etiqutte Tip 1: Is there a casino dress code?
Some casinos implement a dress code for roulette – this is especially the case in smaller European casinos. Some places, like Las Vegas, don’t seem to care what you wear. It’s always polite to ask if you’re in a casino for the first time and not really sure what the dress code is or isn’t. Some clubs require membership or payment before you can play. Whilst this is becoming less common, don’t forget to ask this either – otherwise you could get thrown off a game before even placing a bet.

Roulette Etiquette Tip 2: Buy colour chips at the roulette table.
Colour chips are issued at roulette tables, and you should always swap in cash or cash chips for colour roulette chips at the table you want to play on. Don’t transfer roulette chips between tables – this is not allowed. When you’ve finished playing at one table, cash in your colour roulette chips for cash chips. Then you can take these cash chips to another table, or to the cashier’s cage.

Roulette Etiquette Tip 3: The roulette Croupier is king.
The roulette croupier runs the whole game, fairly and efficiently. Listen to their advice carefully, and follow it at all times. The croupier will state when bets are accepted and when betting is finished. He spins the ball, he tells you the winning number and marks it, he collects lost bets and pays out on the lucky winning bets. Don’t try and run the game – follow the rules of the Croupier. Otherwise you run the risk of being asked to leave the roulette table – and not being given the opportunity to return.

Roulette Etiquette Tip 4: Respect Everyone.
Be nice to other roulette players – you are all trying to beat the house and win money. Don’t be rude to other people, jostle about, touch other people’s bets or chips. Don’t touch players unnecessarily – give them space. Don’t confront, bully or otherwise torment a player over “stupid betting”. Give others the respect you look for, and all will be fine. Roulette should be a fun and social game.

Roulette Etiquette Tip 5: Give back when you’re winning.
If you win some good money, if you can afford it, and if the staff have been pleasant to you, and if your gambling jurisdiction allows it, then tip the staff and drinks waitresses who have made your night such a wonderful event! If you’re not winning this is not compulsory (although a dollar for a drinks waitress never goes astray whether you are winning or losing) – but tipping when you can is a good thing to do. Some players have even told me it’s lucky to tip (I’m not convinced of that…)

Follow the above roulette etiquette tips and have a great time playing roulette!

MG Roulette Royale

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