Roullette is a casino game characterized by the use of a small ball on a spinning wheel. Players place bets on which numbers or types they believe the ball will land on, including single numbers, various groupings of numbers, the color red or black and whether or not the number falls into one of two categories (19-36 or 1-18). Since its inception in 17th century France, Roulette has provided casino-goers with glamour, mystery and excitement; yet this seemingly simple game offers surprising depth for serious betters alike.
Roulette wheels consist of solid wooden discs with slightly convex shapes. Enclosing their perimeter are metal partitions known as frets or compartments painted alternately red and black to represent frets or compartments containing frets numbered from 1 to 36 and 1 (00 on American wheels) painted green containing frets with an inner ball dropping onto one of these compartments when spun; should it land on one of your chosen numbers, winning payout equaling your bet amount is guaranteed.
Serious players take more steps than simply placing their chips on an area of the table when placing bets, considering both payout and house edge before selecting bets with maximum returns and lowest house edges to increase their odds of success. Inside bets may be more difficult to win but can provide larger payouts; select these bets with higher payouts and reduced house edges for optimal winnings!
Once a player places his or her chips on the table, the dealer will signal its start by clearing away losing bets and placing a marker on winning ones; when reaching this marker he or she will pay out any winners and clear off the table for another round of betting.
At cash in time, the croupier will inform players how many chips each bet was worth and indicate this amount on a pile of chips she will give them. She then divides all even-money bets in half with one going back to the player as per La Partage practice; thus lowering house edge from 2.70% to 1.35%.