Roulette is a casino game that has offered glamour, mystery and excitement to players around the world since the 17th century. It is a popular game because it is relatively easy to understand and offers a surprising level of depth for serious betters who use the right strategies.
The Rules of Roullete
As with many casino games, there are fanciful stories about how the game of roulette came to be. The most common is that it was invented by French physicist Blaise Pascal. Others say it was brought to France by a group of Dominican monks, or based on the Italian game Biribi.
The game is played on a wheel with 36 compartments numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36 and alternating red and black. There are also two green divisions marked 0 and 00 on American tables, though European wheels do not have these.
There are three different bets on a roulette table: inside bets (groupings of numbers), outside bets (individual digits), and combinations. The house edge on a roulette bet ranges from 2.63 percent to 7.89 percent, depending on the type of wheel used and the type of bet you are making.
In order to place a bet on the roulette table, you will need chips and a betting mat. The betting mat indicates the location of the chips on the table that correspond to the specific bet you are making.
Once you have placed your chips on the table, you will need to cash in your bets between decisions. After each decision, the dealer will clear your winning bets and the losing ones off the table.
You will then need to choose a number to bet on. This can be done by choosing a number on the table map or placing your chips on the numbers themselves. The numbers on the roulette table have a particular value based on their position on the map.
A bet on a single number costs 17 chips, a bet on two numbers costs 27 chips, and a bet on three numbers costs 36 chips. When you win, you are paid 392 chips for a $1000 straight-up bet.