The Basics of Roullete


Roullete is a casino game of chance that has offered glamour, mystery, and excitement to gamblers since the 17th century. Its simple rules and high rewards make it a popular game in casinos worldwide, but it also offers a surprising level of depth for serious betters.

A roulette wheel consists of a solid, slightly convex wooden disk with metal partitions around its edge, which are called frets by roulette croupiers and canoes by players. Thirty-six of these compartments are alternately painted red and black, while two green compartments on American wheels carry the signs 0 and 00.

Each player at the table is issued a set of colored chips to identify them during the course of play. This helps in keeping bets apart even when the number of players at the table is quite large. When a bet is placed, the dealer will clear the losing chips and pay winners before beginning the next spin of the wheel.

Although there are many bets that can be made, the most basic wager in roulette is on a single number. Other bets include various groupings of numbers, colors (red or black), or whether they are odd or even. A winning bet pays the amount wagered, which is usually 392 chips for a straight-up bet.