Roulette is one of the most popular casino games, and for good reason. It’s fast, fun, and offers a variety of betting options that appeal to all types of players. If you’re looking to increase your chances of winning, here are some tips on how to play Roullete.
The game of roulette is a simple one: a small ball is thrown into a spinning wheel that has numbered divisions on it. If the ball lands in one of those numbers, the player wins. Players place their bets before the spin by placing chips on a betting mat, which displays the type of bet being made. The bets can range from a single number to various groupings of numbers, red or black, odd or even, and whether the number is high (19-36) or low (1-18).
A Roulette Wheel
The roulette wheel consists of a solid, convex disk with a number of compartments around its perimeter that are painted alternately red and black, and on American wheels there are two extra green compartments labelled 0 and 00. The compartments are separated by metal separators (known as frets or canoes by roulette croupiers) that allow the ball to pass through them without bouncing.
Once the bets are placed, the croupier throws the ball into the spinning wheel and the players watch as it races around until it comes to rest in one of the compartments. The croupier then places the chip(s) in the appropriate section of the table, and the payout is determined.
The inside bets are the most common, and are known as les voisins (the neighbors) in French. These are bets on individual numbers, and the payouts are typically 1:1. Outside bets, on the other hand, are wagers on groups of numbers, and they have a much lower payout than the inside bets.
The high/low bet, also called passe et manque in French, is a wager that the winning number will be either the first or last 18 on the layout (1-18). If the ball lands on 0 or 00, all outside bets lose. The dozens bet, or douzaine, is a similar wager but on the first 12, second, or third dozen of the wheel. If a bet is made on the dozens, the payout is 2-1.