How to Play Roullete

Roullete, or the game of roulette, is a popular casino game with a surprising depth of strategy and high payout potential for players. Its rules are simple enough for novices to understand and yet the game offers a challenge for serious gamblers.

In the game, players place bets on which red or black numbered compartment of a revolving wheel the ball will come to rest in as it slows down and finally comes to rest. The wheel has one or two zeros, as well as several other sections affording the players a variety of betting opportunities. The player’s chips are placed on a table (aka layout) that corresponds with the compartments of the wheel. The game is played against the “house,” or the casino bank. The game of roulette emerged in the late 18th century in casinos in Europe.

The croupier (or dealer) spins the wheel, and when the ball stops spinning, the player’s bets are evaluated for winnings. The bets can be on a single number, various groupings of numbers, whether the number is odd or even, red or black, or the first, second, or third dozen. Each type of bet has different odds of winning.

Before you play, set a budget for how much money you want to spend on your bets. Then, choose a roulette table that carries a placard indicating the minimum and maximum bets allowed. The minimum is typically $5 for inside bets and $1,000 for outside bets.

If you win a round, cash out your chips as quickly as possible. Do not dip into your winnings for future bets, as this will decrease the odds of your next win.

If you are not sure of the house edge on a particular bet, ask the croupier for details. He or she will be able to tell you how many times the wheel has landed on each of the inside and outside bets, and will also be able to explain the probability of each type of bet. You may also want to try to learn how to count the bouncing of the ball, which can give you an idea of what number it is about to land on.