Place your bets! Check out this roulette guide for beginners

Sponsored by Vacations Hawaii and the California Hotel and Casino

It wouldn’t be Las Vegas Week without some time at the casino! Roulette is one of the simplest games you can play, and for those new to gambling it’s a good place to start. HI Now host Jobeth Devera is at the roulette table at the California Hotel and Casino with Guido Metzger, director of casino operations. She’s learning some strategy and trying to hold on to her money!

Roulette is played on a large wheel that contains 38 pockets, numbered from 00 – 36. Each pocket is colored. Spots are divided between 18 red and 18 black pockets while zeroes are green. The dealer spins a ball on the outer rim of the wheel, which eventually falls into a numbered space. So the objective of roulette? To guess which number the ball will land in.

Before each spin, players place bets around the roulette table. Once the ball rests in a pocket, the dealer will call out the winning number and the color of the pocket. Metzger says the max bet is $100 straight up on a number to win $3,500.

Generally, there are two types of bets you can place while playing roulette: inside and outside. You have a higher chance of winning with outside bets because your odds are close to 50/50. Inside bets have greater odds, but there’s also greater risk.

About the California Hotel and Casino:
Located at the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, The California Hotel and Casino is fondly known as the 9th Island for its Hawaiian flair. The property features a 36,000 square foot casino, six restaurants including Redwood Grill, California Noodle House and authentic Hawaiian favorites at Aloha Specialties, more than 700 hotel rooms and more. The casino features popular table games such as Blackjack, Let It Ride, Progressive Pai Gow Poker and more, and boasts more than 1,000 slot machines. Additionally, the California includes a keno lounge and sports book.

For more information:, @californiacasino