Poker BettingWhile betting, be sure to ask about the minimum bet amounts. In case you're playing at a $5 minimum table, this means you must bet at least $5 on the outside bets (odd, even, red, black, etc). On the inside (number) bets, you could satisfy the minimum by betting $5 on one number, or $1 each on 5 different numbers.
You'll find that roulette chips are different from those used at other table games. In America each player is allowed a particular colored chip, so that the dealer can make out each players chips apart.
You need to notify the dealer the value that you want your chips to have. If you're at a $5 minimum table, you should use $1 as your chip value so that you can put several $1 number bets if you wish. Such chips can only be used at that roulette table and be sure to exchange those chips to normal ones.
To make a bet, simply put as many chips you wish on that number, or on the outside bets. If someone else by now has a bet on your number, simply place your chip on top. You can put bets even while the wheel is spinning, up until the time the dealer appeals "no more bets" or waves his hand over the table.
Once the ball has landed in a slot, the dealer announces the number and color, places a marker on that number on the betting table, and pays off the winners. Be sure to obtain your winning chips off the table if you don't want to let them ride on the next spin.