There are eight chips located on the right side of the Icon Board which symbolize all the game wagers available to gamblers.
After placing your wager and then proceeding to make your spin, it goes without saying, you will forfeit all your losing wagers if luck does not swing your way. However, if you get lucky, then all you receive all your winnings immediately.
Below are the chips which signify the possible wagers of the game:
Straight – It involves betting on one animal sign with a payout of 11-1 chances.
Eight – It entails placing your wager on the eight-spot which not only accounts for one pocket on the wheel but is also very similar to placing a stake on one number on the paytable. It has a payout of 35-1 odds.
Split – It caters for any two adjacent animal signs if the ball falls on either one. It has a payout of 5-1 chances.
Square – The bet involves placing chips at the intersection point of any four animal signs with wins of 2-1.
Seasons – If any three animal signs land on any of the four seasons (Summer, Winter, Autumn and Spring) then players automatically receive a reward at 3-1 odds.
Elements – If any three animal signs land on any the four elements, namely Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, then gamblers instantly receive wins at the 3-1 chances.
Rows – In this wager, there are 4 Zodiac signs with rewards of successfully attaining 2-1 odds.
Positive and Negative – It is similar to the black or red options in the traditional wheel games. To win this bet, you must fill the wheel with at least six animal signs. Players attain payouts at an even amount of money.
All the wagers in Chinese Roulette fall into two categories:
The American and European Roulette have a striking similarity to Chinese Roulette. The American version features a wheel containing two zeros as well as a relatively steep house edge. The European version on the other hand only features a wheel with one zero, but the payout remains the same as the American Roulette.
The lowest bids are at a standard $0.25 and the highest bids at a whopping $1250.
Players stand a chance to win the jackpot of $50,000, thus making the game more thrilling for players to partake in.
Of course, the greater your bids, the higher your rewards.
The first Chinese Roulette was labeled with numbers starting from 1 up until 36. The 12 Chinese Zodiac signs replaced these figures. They are Pig, Rat, Dog, Rabbit, Monkey, Tiger, Snake, Ox, Horse, Dragon, Rooster and Goat.
Each of these 12 animal signs occupies three consecutive spaces on the spinning wheel, with all 3 producing the same results. 0, which was the traditional spot on the wheel now has an eight instead with the reason being, 8 is the luckiest number as per the Chinese culture. If you are an expert in roulette games, then you are fully aware it all comes down to sheer luck. Bearing that in mind, you should start by placing small wagers a few times to try your luck before diving straight into the big wagers in an attempt to win the jackpot.