Roulette table etiquette

There's so much time between rolls of the ball in roulette that you should never be caught unaware with your betting, but some people do like to wait until the last split-second. They like to watch the ball roll -- thinking maybe they can get an idea of which part of the wheel it'll settle on -- then put their chips on the table. This is perfectly OK, but at some point the dealer will wave their arm gently over the table -- sort of like Obi-Wan Kenobi when he psyched out the stormtroopers -- and that gesture means "no more bets allowed."

Once the ball has settled into a slot on the wheel the dealer will place a marker on top of the winning number. They'll then remove all losing bets. You should wait until the dealer picks up the marker again before reaching out to collect your winnings.

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