Roullete is a fast-paced game that is available in just about every casino. This classic table game offers a surprising level of depth for serious bettors and can yield huge profits when played correctly. The game is easy enough for beginners to learn, yet it provides a challenge that will keep even the most experienced players coming back for more.
The game is based on a simple principle: A ball dropped into a revolving wheel with numbered holes will land in one of them. Players bet on which hole they think the ball will end up in. Bets can be placed on a single number, various groupings of numbers, color (red or black), high or low, and the first, second or third dozen. A spin of the wheel takes place every time a player makes a bet.
The roulette wheel is a wooden disk slightly convex in shape with metal separators, or frets, around its perimeter. Thirty-six of these compartments are painted alternately red and black, with the exception of a green compartment (which on American wheels also carries the sign 0). The wheel is spun by a croupier who is wearing a white apron.
Once the bets are placed the croupier throws the ball into the spinning wheel and the action begins. When the ball lands on a number, section or color, winners are paid according to their betting odds. The dealer then clears off losing bets and returns winning chips to the players.
Before you play roulette, set a budget and choose a table within your limit. Each roulette table carries a placard describing the minimum and maximum bets allowed, and tables usually have different minimum and maximum bet amounts for inside and outside bets. It is best to start with “outside” bets, which are groups of numbers rather than individual digits. Then, as you gain experience and confidence, you can move to the more riskier “inside” bets.