# Roulette Chips: Its Uniqueness and How They are Used

When you go inside a casino, you cannot use your real money to play unless you are playing the slot machine. Most casino games make use of chips. These chips come in different colors and denominations. You have to give your money to the dealer and the dealer gives you chips that have a corresponding value. Roulette chips are different.  When you buy your chips, you are given the same colored chips. Roulette chips do not have a corresponding value.

What the Chips Represent

When playing roulette, players do not use the same chips that are used by the casino. A player gives money to the roulette dealer and is given the roulette chips in return. There is a particular color for every player who is playing on the dealer’s table.  The purpose of which is for the dealer to keep track who made the bets on the numbers based on the colors of the chips. If you are playing with a friend or your husband/wife, both of you will be given separate colored chips.

Dealers will be responsible for asking the player on  designating a value on each chip. Say for example a player is in a table that has a minimum bet of \$5, a player can either have each chip at \$1 denominations or \$5 denominations. The dealer will then have a marker placed on top of the color of the chip to avoid any confusion during the play.

After playing the game and you have accumulated a number of chips or have a few chips remaining, you will have to return the chips to the roulette dealer and ask for a cash out. The dealer will give you the cash equivalent of the chips depending on how much value it has. You cannot bring your chips to the casino cashier to have it changed.

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How to Accumulate More Chips

When playing a roulette game, most players aim for a win. In order to do this, every player needs to know how the roulette wheel operates. This can help them decide on their bets and strategize on their games better.  The first thing players need to check on is whether the wheel used is that of the European roulette wheel or the American roulette wheel.

The American roulette wheel is a wheel that has a double zero (00) on the wheel and also gives the house a 5.36% edge over the players. The European roulette wheel on the other hand, only has a single zero (0) and only gives the house a 2.7% edge over the players. With these percentages, players can understand that when they play European roulette, they have better chances of winning. Then gain, it won’t be a problem if a player prefers to play American roulette.

In the end, every player will realize that before they place their roulette chips on the roulette table, they will need a lot of luck. It would be normal to get several losses while you play the game. Setting a budget for playing every time you go to the casino will prevent you from going home disappointed, because even if you lose, you know you still have some money left to pay for your bills.