Roullete is the French name for the casino game of roulette, where a ball is spun around a wheel and bets are placed on what number the ball will land on. The players may choose to bet on a single number, various groupings of numbers, the color red or black, whether the number is odd or even, or if the numbers are high (19-36) or low (1-18).
It is not known who invented the game, though most people believe it was inspired by Blaise Pascal’s attempt to create a wheel that could demonstrate perpetual motion. Other theories suggest it was developed by Dominican Monks or by an English game called Roly-Poly. Regardless of its origin, roulette is one of the most popular gambling games in Europe and is found at almost all casino-based gaming establishments worldwide.
In the United States, it is far less popular, attracting only small crowds compared to slots, video poker, blackjack, and craps. However, roulette is still a mainstay of Monte Carlo and many other European casinos.
The game has one of the highest house edges of any casino game, but there are a few ways to decrease the probability of losing your money. Among them are reducing the amount of chips you bet, betting only on outside bets (as these have the lowest house edge), and avoiding “aggressive” bets. Using these strategies can reduce your losses and increase your chances of winning, but you should always be prepared to lose. For this reason, roulette is not a game to be played without a bankroll.