Roullete is a game of chance and strategy in which a ball drops onto a revolving wheel with numbered holes. The objective is to bet on which hole the ball will fall into once the wheel stops spinning. The game is a staple of casino-goers around the world and is one of the most popular gambling games in casinos.
The Rules and the Wheel
Roulette is played on a spinning wheel made of a solid wood disk slightly convex in shape. The wheel has metal partitions called canoes dividing it into 36 compartments painted alternately red and black, and numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36. The 37th compartment is painted green and carries the sign 0.
A single zero wheel is the most common in American-style roulette, while a double zero wheel is used in French-style games. The former is more popular than the latter because it offers lower house edges.
Inside Bets and Outside Bets
A bet in roulette can be either an individual number or a group of numbers, with the latter generally having higher odds than the former and better payouts. The more numbers you bet on, the higher your chances are of winning.
Some roulette variants feature special betting combinations that are not available in other types of the game, and most commonly feature in French Roulette. They include the ‘Neighbours’ bet, which covers five numbers with two neighbouring numbers on each side of the table and is a good bet for novices to get to grips with.
It also features an unusual racetrack betting section, which is not found in any other version of the game. This is a great way to make some extra cash by placing small bets on specific numbers and a few of the lucky ones.
There are also’straight-up’ bets and ‘double-zero’ bets, which pay out 25:1 for predicting a pair of zeros to land in a line. These are all designed to increase the thrill and excitement of the game while lowering the house edge.
In order to play roulette, you need to have the correct roulette chips for the game, which you can buy from a casino or online. You must also know how to place your bets. After you place your bets, the dealer will spin the wheel and drop a ball on the wheel. Then, a marker will be placed on the winning number or chips, and players will be paid accordingly.