Roullete – The Basics of Playing Casino Roullete


Roullete, the popular casino game of chance, is found in physical and online casinos around the world. Although there are many different variations of the game, they all have three main components – the wheel, the betting layout and the rules. Although roulette is a simple game to play, there are a number of important details that you should be aware of before you begin.

The roulette wheel consists of a solid, slightly convex disk with thirty-six numbered compartments (known as ‘frets’ by croupiers) painted alternately red and black with a single green zero. On European-style wheels a second green compartment carries the ‘double zero’. The roulette table is divided into various sections with bets placed on individual numbers, groups of numbers, the colors red and black and whether they are odd or even. A bet on a single number pays 35 to 1.

Outside bets are those made on options found around the edge of the board. They generally have lower payouts than inside bets but are able to produce large wins when successful. An example of an outside bet is a ‘corner’ bet, which is made by placing chips in the corner where four numbers meet on the board. A winning ‘corner’ bet pays 8 to 1.

French roulette might sound daunting to new players due to its French terminology, but don’t let that deter you from trying it. It is the best version of the game when it comes to winning probabilities as it boasts a minuscule house edge of just 1.35%. This is mainly down to the fact that the French roulette wheel has a single zero pocket which automatically reduces the game’s overall house edge to an impressively low level. The other key feature of this roulette variant is la partage and en prison, which, when translated into English, means that players can get half their even money bet back if the ball hits the zero pocket.