The Basics of Roullete

Roullete, or Roulette, is a casino game in which players make wagers on the outcome of a spin of the wheel. The game is a classic in the world of table games and has been entertaining casino-goers since the 17th century. It’s easy enough for beginners to understand and offers a surprising depth of strategy for serious betters.

Before the dealer spins the wheel, the player places their chips on a betting mat that displays all possible bets. They place them with their color chips on a specific section of the mat, their placement indicating which bet they are making. The bets on individual numbers or groups of numbers are known as “Inside bets” while bets on the colors red and black or odd or even are known as “Outside bets”.

The dealer then spins the wheel and the ball comes to rest in one of the compartments. If the ball lands in a numbered slot, the player wins. The number is then announced and winning bets are paid out. If the ball lands in the 0 or 00 slots, the player loses and the next round begins.

A Roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape. Around its rim are metal separators (also called frets or compartments by croupiers) which form thirty-six pockets, painted alternately red and black. Two additional green compartments on European-style wheels carry the signs 0 and 00.

During the first few spins of the wheel, players should familiarize themselves with the layout of the table and how to place bets. The best way to do this is by laying down chips on the outside sections of the betting board/felt, or a single number in the center. It is important to note that a player’s winning chips remain their property until a request is made for them to be cleared off the table.