Roullete is a casino game that combines elements of several other gambling games. It traces its origins to 17th century France, where it was known as hoca and portique. It was introduced to the American continent in the 1830s, where it developed into a popular game with a range of bets.
A roulette wheel is an octagonal spinning disk with a spindle and compartments, or canoes, that hold numbered pockets. It has a rim that is slightly convex in shape and its numbers are painted on the inside to keep them from getting lost in the swirling ball.
The spindle is positioned in a ring around the wheel and the ball is thrown into it from the croupier or dealer. When the ball lands in one of the pocket, a coloured square is drawn to show which number it has landed on.
There are numerous bets in the roulette games and you can choose from a variety of combinations including numbers, odd or even, red or black, or whether it will land on the first 18 or last 18. Some of these bets pay out in a larger amount than others and the payouts vary by the specific version of the game you play.
Various types of bets are available at each table and you should read the rules carefully before making any wager. The table limits should be the subject of your attention as they determine how much you can win and how many chips you can have on the board at any given time.
The most obvious bet is the classic straight-up, which pays out 35 chips to 1. This is a popular bet for both beginners and experienced players alike. It is also the most straightforward type of bet and does not require any complicated mathematical calculations or strategies to win.