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Roulette is one of the oldest and one of the most popular casino games. It is offered in almost every casino and online gaming platform and is therefore also one of the most played games of chance.
While roulette was originally characterized by the fact that you could go to a corresponding table and leave it again at any time, this characteristic becomes a little blurred in roulette tournaments. The principle of poker tournaments has been copied and transferred to roulette. Instead of playing against the house, players compete against other roulette players. The winner is the player who achieves the largest balance within the given time or number of rounds. However, not only the first player wins prizes, but also the players in the following places, depending on the number of participants will receive prize money.
How does a roulette tournament work?
The buy-in for a roulette tournament is fixed and applies to all players. At the start, each player receives the same number of chips.
It is important to note that the chips do not have direct monetary value but are labeled with a fictitious, usually significantly higher value. This prevents the relatively small stake from being lost immediately. The chips for tournaments in real casinos are generally in a different color than the normal chips with a fixed value. Before the tournament starts the players are seated around a table based on a seat draw. The game is then played like normal roulette but with a couple of twists - ultimately the goal is to be the last man standing or have the most amount of chips after the flight/tournament has ended.
If a player runs out of money during the re-entry period of the tournament, the player has the option of re-entry. If he decides against a re-entry he is eliminated from the tournament. The player can choose to buy into another starting flight.
Just make sure to keep track of your opponent’s bets.
The Festival Series Roulette Tournament Rules
- Buy your ticket at the cashier.
- Get a seating card from the tournament director.
- ID card needs to be always visible at the table.
- One main table is used for the spin with multiple felts to place chips.
- One dealer per felt, tournament director oversees all tables.
- Buy-In: €225 + €25
- Starting Stack: 250 Chips
- Players always must place at least one bet per round.
- No late reg, no stack surrender allowed.
- Day 1
- Round 1 (30 + 3 spins)
- Break (10 minutes), end of re-entry period
- Round 2 (30 spins)
- Player with the most chips per table / felt advances to day 2.
- Day 2
- New starting stack for all players.
- Betting rounds as on day 1, no re-entry.
- Player with the biggest stack wins the tournament.
- In case of a tie overtime comes into effect:
- 3 spins are played to decide a winner
- Overtime repeats until a winner is found
- Any deal must leave 10% of the remaining prize pool for 1st place