Roullete – French for little wheel is an elegant casino game of chance, which is one of the best games for those who are new to gambling. Roulette is a simple yet enthralling game, which can be played online or at physical casinos. It has several variations; however, the most popular of them all is European Roulette. This variation has a single zero pocket, which significantly lowers the house edge, making it a game to play with confidence.
The Roulette wheel is a solid, slightly convex wooden disk with thirty-six compartments painted alternately red and black and numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36. A 38th compartment, painted green and bearing the inscription 0, is also included on European-style wheels. A croupier spins a small ball in the direction of a number, and a ball is dropped into one of the compartments where it stops. If the ball lands on the desired number, the player wins, and his or her winning bets are paid out. The remaining losing bets remain on the table and become part of the casino’s income.
There are many different types of bets in roulette, and players can choose to place bets on a single number, various groupings of numbers, the color red or black, whether a number is odd or even, or if it is high (19-36) or low (1-18). All these options have their own payouts, but the highest win to stake ratio belongs to the straight-up bet, which pays out 392 chips for a $1000 bet.