Roullete is one of the most popular casino games, especially in Europe. It was first played in Paris in the late 1700s and has spread throughout the world. Nowadays a casino isn’t complete without a roulette table. There are several variations of the game, each with subtle differences.
Players can place a bet on single numbers, various groupings of numbers, the color red or black, or whether the number is odd or even. The wheel consists of a solid wood disk slightly convex in shape with a number of compartments, or “frets” painted alternately red and black, around its perimeter. Thirty-six of these are numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36, while two green ones on European wheels bear the symbols 0 and 00.
Once the bets have been placed, a dealer will spin the roulette ball in a circular motion and the results are announced after each spin. If a player’s bet wins, the winning chips are paid out and any losing bets go into the casino’s income. There are ten types of bets, with the highest win to stake ratio coming from a straight-up bet on any single number which pays out up to 35 times your bet.