What is Roullete?
Roullete, or Roulette is a casino game where players place bets on numbers, various groupings of numbers, the color red or black, whether the number is odd or even, and many other options. It offers glamour, mystery and excitement to gamblers around the world. While the game seems simple enough for beginners, roulette provides a surprising level of depth and opportunity to earn big rewards for serious players.
The game is played on a table with a rotating wheel with numbered pockets, and the player makes bets by placing chips on the table in the desired locations. The ball is dropped into the spinning wheel and the winning bets are paid out. The game’s name comes from the French word for little wheel, and it’s been a popular casino game since the late 17th century.
Roulette combines elements of earlier games such as Roly Poly and Even Odd, with Biribi, an Italian game that involved guessing the numbered ticket to be pulled from a bag. The modern game evolved in the gambling dens of New France (now Quebec, Canada) and was first mentioned as ‘Roulette’ in a document of gambling regulations in 1758.
A roulette wheel consists of thirty-six compartments, painted alternately red and black and numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36. A slanted rim of metal partitions, called separators or frets surrounds the disk and separates the compartments into canoes, referred to as the ‘pockets’ by croupiers. The wheel also contains a single green compartment, labelled as a ‘zebra’, on European wheels, and two additional green compartments on American ones.
The symmetry of the Roulette table layout (aka the ‘layout’) is one of its most interesting features. For example, the zero, which has no effect on the player’s odds, is positioned between the high and low black and red numbers (the second dozen). The table map also includes a series of rows and columns that can be grouped together as an outside bet – these bets tend to have lower payouts than inside bets but offer good odds of success.