Le Multicolore is a variation of the classic game of Roulette that is common in French casinos. It is very easy and entertaining to play and some refer to this game as “the people’s Roulette”.
Le Multicolore is played on a large gaming table with a colorful wheel at its center. The wheel is divided into 25 shallow cups. Each cup is assigned a color as follows:
6 green cups
6 red cups
6 yellow cups
6 white cups
1 blue cup
Each cup is also assigned a different number value, as follows: One cup of each color is assigned the number 4, two cups are assigned the number 3 and two cups are assigned the number 2. The single blue cup on the wheel is assigned the number 24. The numbers are used to determine the player’s payout, as described below.
The edges of the table are divided to segments printed with these five colors. Players place their bets on these colored segments on the table, as described blow.
The game is played with a small ivory ball. The aim of the game is to predict on which color the ball will stop.
The rules of the game of Le Multicolore are simple and easy. Players place their bats on one or more colors, using the segments on the edges of the table.
After the bets are made, the croupier strikes the ball with a long cue stick (similar to the stick used to play Billiards). The ball runs along the table and into the wheel. The wheel itself may spin or remain static.
The ball finally stops in one of the 25 colored cups. The winners in a game of Le Multicolor are the players who bet on the same color as that of the cup in which the ball stopped.
The payout depends can be 2, 3, 4 or 24 to 1, depending on the value number assigned to the cup in which the ball has landed. So, for example, if the ball landed on the blue cup, the winner will get 24 to 1 payout. This result, called “jackpot”, or “Super Banco”, never fails to draw load cheers from the crowd surrounding the table!
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