Roulette is one of the world’s most beloved casino games. This fast-paced classic can be enjoyed by novices as well as seasoned casino veterans, while offering surprising depth and strategy. Here is everything you need to know about this timeless classic casino game.
Roullette (French for “little wheel”) is a casino game in which players bet on which red or black numbered compartment of a spinning roulette wheel the ball will come to rest on. Due to its simple rules and tempting house edge, this popular betting option has long been enjoyed. Over time this has given rise to various betting systems; some complex while others not so much.
The Roulette wheel consists of a solid, slightly convex disk divided into 36 nonconsecutively numbered divisions from 1 to 36 that alternate red and black in colour, plus one green division marked as 0. On American tables there is also an additional green zero on one side of the wheel; both wheels rotate on perfectly balanced spindles that ensure smooth ball spins without frictional loss.
Before the croupier throws the ball, players place their bets by laying out chips on a special table-top mat and strategically placing each chip to signal what kind of bet they are placing – six-number “Inside bets” are considered inside bets while bets covering 12 numbers or more are known as outside bets.
After the croupier throws the ball, winning bets are paid out according to their odds, while losing bets are cleared off the table and this process repeated. If you win a bet, cash out your chips as quickly as possible because risking your winnings with hopes that some magical technique might improve them is simply not worth your while!
Each table displays its minimum and maximum bet limits on a placard, so make a budget before entering a casino and select a roulette table within it. When the game pauses between spins, pass your money over to the dealer and request “colour.” She will give you 20 colored chips valued at PS20 that you can then use when betting in subsequent rounds – helping keep your bankroll intact for future rounds!