The Basics of Roullete


Roullete is the French word for roulette, a casino game that involves a spinning wheel and various betting options. Players can choose to bet on single numbers, groups of numbers, red or black, odd or even, and high (19-36) or low (1-18). Aside from the standard wagering system, some games also allow for “called bets” which are placed in a specific area of the table and carry higher odds.

Roulette is a classic casino game that has offered glamour, mystery and excitement to casino-goers since the 17th century. Despite its simple rules, roulette offers a surprising level of depth for serious bettors and can result in large winnings if played correctly.

Before each round, players place their chips on the betting mat, with the precise location of the chips indicating their bet. All wagers are made prior to the ball rolling, with lost bets cleared off the table first and winners paid out after the winner has been determined. During the course of a round, players can change their bets by placing new chips in the desired spot on the mat. The dealer will then spin the wheel and throw the ball into one of the numbered compartments. If the ball lands on the number that the player has bet on, they win.

The roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disk, slightly convex in shape, with 35 compartments painted alternately red and black. The compartments are separated by metal partitions, called separators or frets by croupiers, with the exception of two green compartments on American-style wheels that carries the symbols 0 and 00. When the ball lands in one of these compartments, it will be marked by a croupier, who will then declare if the winning number is odd or even, red or black, and whether the bet was on an inside or outside bet.

Before entering a casino, set a budget for how much you can spend on roulette and stick to it. Each roulette table will display a placard describing the minimum and maximum bets allowed, so make sure that you are choosing a table within your price range. Then, once the game starts, avoid making grandiose bets as they are unlikely to yield good results. Instead, start with the outer bets which are cheaper and have a better chance of hitting.