Roulette Etiquette

Because roulette can be a fast and furious game, most new players are often intimidated by it. Because there is seemingly constant action, people are unsure about the etiquette and when to place their bet, when to stop betting, and many other factors in between. If you are going to play roulette, it is a good idea to be aware of roulette etiquette.

Some people assume that roulette etiquette only matters to those who play in ‘real’ casinos. That could not be farther from the truth. Even as an online roulette player, you have to have a decent understanding of roulette table etiquette.

‘No more bets’

After the dealer announces that there are no more bets allowed, it means all betting is over. You may also get the French variety ‘rien ne va plus.’ Until the round is over, do not try to move chips. Usually there are a few minutes between each roulette wheel spin. This is where you can place bets.

The dealer will pick up the white ball and begin spinning the ball in the opposite direction of the roulette wheel. You CAN still place bets during this time. However, once the ‘no more bets’ call is made, that means that all betting is now off.

Taking your winnings

After the ball has fallen into the winning slot, the dealer places a dolly (a marker) above the slot to indicate which number was the winning one. It is up to the dealer to distribute the winnings. At this point, players are not allowed to touch chips. It is a good etiquette to let the dealer distribute the winnings. It is also considered inappropriate to touch your chips before everyone has received their winnings.

Other players

Even though this is largely an unwritten rule, it is important to be polite and courteous towards both the dealer and other players. Remember that everyone else is focused on his or her game. Gloating or otherwise mocking other players may be distracting and is frowned upon.