Roullete , or Roulette, is one of the most popular casino games. There are many variations of the game, and each has its own rules and payouts. However, the game is essentially the same. Prior to the spin of the wheel, players place bets by laying down chips on a betting mat. The precise location of the chips indicates the bet being made. Each bet pays out if the ball lands in a number within that bet’s range. There are also other bets such as ‘column’ and ‘dozen’ which pay out on various groupings of numbers. The house edge of these bets is higher than that of a single number bet.
A roulette wheel consists of a spinning disk slightly convex in shape with thirty-six divisions around its edge. These are alternately painted red and black and numbered 1 to 36 in a seemingly random pattern. A 37th compartment, painted green and carrying the number 0, is included on European wheels. The American version of the game has two additional green compartments labelled 0 and 00 which increases the house’s advantage over the European game.
There are several systems used to beat the odds in roulette, but it is generally accepted that no system can overcome the inherent house edge of this game. Nevertheless, if you have a large bankroll and are willing to place bets that require larger amounts of money, then there is always the possibility of winning big in roulette.
Casinos are always wary of any scheme to manipulate the odds in their favour, and it is not uncommon for some gamblers to try to cheat at the game. Cheating in roulette is not easy and there are a wide variety of techniques, some of which are legal, others which are not.
While the most common form of roulette is the European version, there are several other variants, including Double Ball, Multi-Wheel, and German Roulette. All have their own rules and payouts, but most novice gamblers should start out with the European version as it offers magnified winning probabilities compared to the American variation of the game.