Roullete, also known as roulette, is a casino game with many betting options. A croupier spins a wheel that has colored compartments and numbers, and players can place bets on single numbers, groupings of numbers, colors (red or black) or if the number is odd or even. The winnings are paid based on the odds. Historically, the wheels used in Europe had a single color for the zero and a double color for the numbered sections, while American roulette wheels began to use green for the zero starting in the 1800s.
Roulette is one of the oldest casino games, and it continues to draw players despite its comparatively small following compared to slot machines, video poker, blackjack and craps. It is a mainstay of Monte Carlo, and is considered a classic in European casinos. The game has a simple structure and the house edge is relatively low. However, it is important to understand the rules before playing.
The game consists of a round, convex table with a revolving ball that has a numbering system and a numbered pocket for the roulette ball. The table is divided into two areas: a red area for the outside bets and a black area for the inside bets. There are a total of thirty-six compartments on the roulette wheel, and on both European and American wheels, the red compartments are alternately numbered 1 to 36 while the black ones are numbered 1-36. A green division, which is a single-zero on American wheels, is also present.
In addition to placing bets, players must also determine how much they want to win. This is done by putting their money on the roulette table and telling the dealer how much they would like to win. The dealer then gives them regular casino chips of the corresponding value, and when losing bets are removed the betting begins again.
A winning bet is indicated by a marker on the roulette table, and the dealer must then pay out the player according to the amount they wagered. Typically, the casino will pay out up to 35 times your bet amount. This makes the game a great option for those who want to get high amounts of cash fast.
Unlike other casino games, roulette chips do not have any value outside of the Roulette table. When you are ready to leave the table, simply tell the dealer you would like to cash out your chips and they will give you normal casino chips in return. You can then use the chips at other tables. Alternatively, you can leave your roulette chips on the table when the game is between decisions, and the dealer will clear them for you when the next decision begins. This method is preferred by some players as it eliminates the possibility of having your winnings stolen.