Roullete is a casino game with a variety of betting options. Bets can be made on single numbers, various groupings of numbers, colors red or black, whether the number is odd or even, and if it’s high or low (19-36). The wheel consists of a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape with a metal partitioned rim, called separators or frets by roulette croupiers. Thirty-six of these compartments, painted alternately red and black, are numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36. A green compartment, called a canoe on European wheels and a green pocket marked ’00’ on American ones, is also present.
When the bets are placed the dealer then spins the wheel and drops the ball in one of the thirty-six pockets. If the ball lands in your chosen number you win. If it stops on a zero the player’s chips remain on the table and they lose their bet. All other bets pay out as indicated on the corresponding chart.
Roulette is played both in land-based and online casinos and there are many variations of the game including live dealer versions. However the most popular of them all is European roulette which has a much lower house edge than its American counterpart which means that your chances of winning are magnified. There are also two additional rules within the game known as la partage and en prison that further lower the house edge for players when they bet on even money bets.