Roullete, or Roulette, is a casino game based on true chance. It’s a simple game that can be played with a variety of betting options. Players can wager on a single number, various groupings of numbers, red or black, odds or even, high (19-36) or low (1-18).
In order to play roulette, you must first understand the rules. The game is played on a table with a randomized layout and a rotor, which spins in the center. The rotor contains compartments, or pockets, painted alternately red and black. The color of the pocket determines the outcome of a spin. Each pocket has a numbered sign (often called a canoe) and, on European-style wheels, a double zero and a green zero.
The Roulette Wheel
A roullete is a circular wooden disk slightly convex in shape, with a metal rim with thirty-six compartments or pockets, painted alternately red and black. A croupier, who is in charge of the roulette table, spins a ball into one of the compartments, where it will eventually come to rest. The croupier then calls out the winning number and the players place their bets on the appropriate sections of the table.
The Dozens Bet: Also known as douzaine in French, this bet is placed when you wager that the winning number will fall into the first dozen of numbers on the roulette layout. The payout for this bet is 2-1.
Split Bet: Another bet, known as a cheval in French, is placed when you place your chip(s) so that they straddle the line between two rows on the roulette layout. If either of these numbers wins, the payout is 17-1.
Outside Bets: This type of bet is better suited for newcomers to the game because it covers more numbers, but has a lower payout if you win. When placing an outside bet, you are betting on a category of numbers rather than individual digits, which is often cheaper and has a higher likelihood of hitting.
The dealer will pause the game for a few moments before starting the next round, clearing all losing bets and paying the winners. Once all bets are settled, he or she will spin the wheel and throw the ball. During this time, the players are encouraged to cheer and clap to help make the game more exciting for everyone involved.