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There are two standard styles of roulette tables found in American casinos.
One is the standard table, which has one betting layout with the roulette
wheel at one end; the other, called the double-end table, has two layouts
with the wheel in the center between them.
The layout is a multicolored design printed on green baize that covers
the players' side of the table and forms the betting section. The main
section of the design is comprised of 36 numbered rectangular spaces arranged
in three long columns of 12 spaces each. The spaces at the head of the
columns are numbered 1, 2, 3 and are nearest the wheel. The numbering
continues in sequence across the columns, ending with 34, 35 and 36 at
the foot columns farthest from the wheel. Directly below these numbers
are three blank spaces. A chip placed on one of these indicates that the
player is betting on the 12 numbers on the long column directly above
the space on which the chip rests.
The balls used are made of ivory or synthetic plastic. They vary in size
from ½ inch to ¾ inch in diameter.
Wheel checks or chips:
The standard roulette table employs 5, 6 or 7 sets of wheel checks (usually
called chips). Each set is differently colored, each consists of 300 chips
and there is one set for each player. 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.
Read more about the history of the roulette wheel in our roulette history
section. There are two styles of roulette wheels. The American wheel has
36 numbers and the signs 0 and 00. The French or European wheel, which
has 36 numbers and only the single 0, is found mostly in European and
South American casinos. 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. The actual roulette wheels are made up of two separate
parts - the table, which is stationary, and the wheel itself, which is
movable and manually rotated by the croupier.