Roullete is a casino game where players place bets on the outcome of a spin of a wheel. The game has been popular worldwide since the 17th century and is one of the most well-known games in casinos.
In roulette, each player is given a specific number of chips. These have no value outside of the roulette wheel, and are a specific color to distinguish them from regular casino chips.
Before a spin of the wheel, players place bets on individual numbers or a range of numbers in a specific order. There are several types of bets, including inside bets and outside bets.
The most common type of bet is called an “Inside” bet. This is a bet on a single number or a group of numbers, the color red or black, whether a number is odd or even, and high (19-36) or low (1-18).
There are many different kinds of outside bets. Some are based on positional groupings of pockets, others are based on the color red or black, and others are based on a combination of these.
There is no official rulebook for the game of roulette, but a good rule of thumb is to avoid the worst-value bets. These are bets that pay less than half the odds of winning.
In addition, bets on even-odd and red/black are also bad bets. These bets only pay a little more than if you’re betting on the same number twice, and have lower odds of winning.
How It Works
The roulette wheel is a wooden disk with metal partitions around its edge. The divisions are numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36 and alternately red and black, except for a green division numbered 0 on American-style wheels.
When the ball comes to rest in a pocket, it is rolled around the rim of the wheel and lands in the same place. Then the croupier removes the ball and starts the next spin.
After each spin of the wheel, the dealer marks off winning bets and loses bets. This process repeats until the last losing bet is cleared off the table. Then the dealer places a marker on the winning number or chip, and pays out the winner.