How to Play Roullete

Roullete is a casino game of chance in which players bet on what number or groups of numbers the ball will land on when the dealer spins the wheel. The game is easy to learn, offers a surprising level of depth for serious players, and can be very rewarding. It’s not surprising that roulette remains a favorite among many gamblers and has offered glamour, mystery, and excitement since the 17th century.

The game of roulette consists of a table marked off with various groupings of numbers and one or two zeros, a revolving dishlike device (the roulettewheel) into which the ball is spun until it comes to rest in one of the compartments numbered 1 to 36 and painted alternately red and black. On European-style wheels, a single green compartment, numbered 0, is added; on American roulette wheels, a second green compartment carries the number 00.

Before the ball is spun, a player places chips on a betting mat, the precise location of the chips indicating the bet being made. The bets are grouped into six or more categories, each of which pays out differently according to its odds. Bets on six numbers or less are termed “Inside bets”. Bets on 12 numbers or more are called “Outside bets.”

A winning bet is paid out in coloured chips, the amount of which can be determined by examining the placement of the chips. The payout for a straight-up bet on the number 35, for example, is 392 chips. Winning chips, like all chips, remain the property of the player until a request to the contrary is made.

Before you play, set a budget and stick to it. Choosing to wager on groupings of numbers rather than individual digits will save you money, as these bets are cheaper and have a higher likelihood of winning. It’s also a good idea to start by betting on the outside of the table, where the minimum bet is lower.