The Basics of Roullete


Roullete, or Roulette is a casino game that has been bringing glamour, mystery and excitement to casino-goers since the 17th century. While its rules are simple, it can provide a surprising level of depth for serious betters who employ the right strategy.

Depending on how you bet, there are different types of odds that you can take. For instance, you can wager on single numbers, various groupings of numbers, red or black and odd or even. You can also place a bet on a particular part of the wheel (the’sector’), which pays based on the number of chips you put down.

The Roulette wheel is a spinning solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape. Around its rim are metal partitions, called separators or frets by the croupiers, with thirty-six compartments painted alternately in red and black. On European-style wheels, a 37th compartment carries the sign ‘0’ and on American-style wheels, there are two green compartments that carry the signs ‘0’ and ’00’.

There are many different strategies that you can use when playing the game, some of which have been proven to be effective. These include the Martingale strategy and the Labouchere system, among others. The former advises you to bet only on even chips and double your stake every time you lose. The latter involves setting your desired win amount and increasing your stakes in small increments as you win.

When you are ready to cash in, simply tell the dealer how much each of your roulette chips will be worth and she will parcel them out to you as normal casino chips. When the game is between decisions, the dealer will place a marker on the winning bets and clear the losing ones off the table.