The Basics of Roullete

Roullete is a game of chance that has offered glamour, mystery and excitement to casino-goers since the 17th century. It is a relatively simple game to understand, and yet it offers a surprising level of depth for serious betters. A quick search on Google will reveal millions of systems for playing and winning roulette, but some are easy to understand, others quite complicated and some not so well described at all.

A roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape with a metal partitions around the perimeter called separators or frets, and 36 compartments or pockets painted alternately red and black. On European wheels a 37th pocket, which is green and carries the sign 0, is also present. The wheel is spun by a croupier, and the ball tossed into the opposite direction from where it started will eventually land in one of the pockets.

The game’s popularity was massively increased by the French siblings Louis and Francois Blanc in 1843 when they introduced a single zero pocket to the European roulette wheel. This massively reduced the house edge, making the game even more appealing to gamblers.

Players place bets on various groupsings of numbers, colors, whether the number is odd or even and if the number is high (19-36) or low (1-18). The game is played with special chips that are different from standard casino chips. This helps to differentiate the bets from those of other players on the table. It is recommended that players separate themselves during a game of roulette to avoid confusion and prevent cheating.

When the player decides to cash in his bet he tells the dealer the amount of the bet and she removes that chip from the table map. The player then puts his normal casino chips back on the table. The dealer then places a marker on the winning number and pays out the winners.