The Basics of Roullete


Roullete is a casino game played with chips that are marked with a variety of denominations. Players may bet on a single number, various groups of numbers or color (red or black). They can also bet whether the winning number is odd or even. The game is based purely on chance and offers a unique thrill to players.

Roulette consists of a wheel with thirty-six compartments, or pockets, that are painted alternately red and black. A croupier spins the wheel, and the ball is dropped into one of the compartments. The house edge, which varies depending on the type of roulette table and wheel used, can range from 2.63 percent to 7.89 percent.

Before playing Roulette it is important to set a budget and choose a table within that limit. Each table carries a placard that describes the minimum and maximum bet amounts for the game. This information is also available online.

Once bets are placed, the croupier begins spinning the wheel. During this time players can still make additional bets. Once the spin is complete, the croupier throws a small metal ball into the wheel and the table players watch as it bounces around until it lands in a pocket that marks a specific number. If a player made a bet on that number, they will receive the amount they had wagered.

The Outside Bets

With the exception of the Straight Up bet, all other bets are considered outside bets. These bets are placed on a grouping of numbers instead of a single number and offer a higher payout if they win. They include the High or Low bet, the Odd or Even bet and the First, Second and Third Dozen bet. The house gets its edge from the 0 and 00, which are not red or black and aren’t in the first or last 18 of the number layout. If the ball lands in either of these two pockets, all outside bets lose.