The Basics of Roullete
Roulette is a casino table game with a variety of betting options. It is one of the most popular games in physical casinos and online. The game is easy enough for beginners to learn but also offers many strategies that experienced players can use to maximize their winnings.
The game of Roullete is based on the spinning of a numbered wheel and the placement of bets by the player. When the ball settles on a number, the player wins. Bets may be placed on single numbers, various groupings of numbers (red and black), odd or even, or high (19-36) or low (1-18) value ranges. The odds of hitting a number are determined by its position on the wheel and the layout.
In addition to single and double-zero wheels, there are several other roulette variations that have become popular throughout the years. European roulette is the most common version played at both physical and online casinos and features a lower house edge than the American version thanks to the inclusion of a single zero pocket. Two additional roulette rules, la partage and en prison, further reduce the house edge for this roulette variation.
The croupier (dealer) spins the wheel while players make their bets. Each bet is made by placing chips on the roulette table, and the dealer marks each chip to show its value. The croupier then places the ball in motion, and the roulette wheel is spun again. When the ball settles on a bet, the winning bets are paid out and the losing bets are removed from the table. All bets are lost if the ball hits the green 0 or 00 pockets. Winning bets are left up for a second chance to hit on the next spin, unless the player specifically requests that the winnings be taken off of the table.