One of the great things about roulette is the fact that it is very easy and has relatively few rules associated with play. In addition to its ease of play and relatively low number of rules, it also presents the player with many different options for placing bets. With six different types of inside bets and six different types of outside bets, players have many different choices for where to place their bets. Most casinos place restrictions on roulette boards in the form of minimum and maximum bets. The minimum bets are to keep players in the same betting range and maximum bets are enforced to prevent players from utilizing the Martingale strategy for making money on games of chance.
Before the wheel is spun, players place all bets and players can continue to place bets while the ball is spinning around the wheel until the croupier announces that no more bets will be taken. When the ball and wheel finish spinning and the winning color and number is determined, the croupier announces it and places a marker on the winning number on the table. After the marker is placed no player may place any bets, remove any bets, or collect any bets from the table. The croupier then collects all the losing bets. After the losing bets are collected, the croupier determines the payouts of all the winning bets. After the winning payouts are made, the croupier removes the marker from the table, players collect their winnings, and make new bets.