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Roullete – The Casino Game of Chance


Roullete – The Casino Game of Chance

Roulette is an exciting and easy-to-play casino game in which a ball is dropped onto a rotating wheel with numbered pockets. Players can place a variety of bets, each with different odds and payouts. These bets can be placed on a single number, various groupings of numbers, whether the numbers are red or black, if they are odd or even, and if the numbers are high (19-36) or low (1–18).

Although it may seem daunting to new players due to its French terminologies, it is well worth persevering with. This is because the coveted house edge of only 1.35% is one of the lowest among all casino games.

The game originated in France in the early 18th century and quickly gained popularity in gambling dens and other casinos across Europe. The game then spread to the US where it was developed by the French brothers Louis and Francois Blanc. Their version of the game introduced a single zero pocket to the roulette wheel which drastically reduced its house edge and fueled its rapid growth in popularity.

The Roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape and with thirty-six compartments or pockets (called frets by roulette croupiers) around its perimeter. The compartments are painted alternately red and black, with the exception of a green compartment that carries the sign 0 on European-style wheels and a double-zero pocket on American-style wheels. In addition, the rim of the wheel is divided into two sections by metal separators called canoes. Each bet is made by placing a chip in one of the separators and the croupier announces the winning number. The losing bets are collected by the dealer, and any winning bets are paid out. The remainder of the stake is left on the table to be used for future bets, becoming part of the casino’s income.