A popular and entertaining casino game, roulette is played in brick-and-mortar casinos all around the world as well as online. It is considered a gambling game of chance but can be quite exciting as it involves a lot of strategy and skill. In addition, it is available for all types of players from all over the world and is very easy to play.
The Roullete Wheel
Roulette is a European game of chance which is played by spinning a wheel and dropping a ball into a bowl. When the ball lands in one of the divisions on the roulette wheel, the player who bet on that number wins.
The roulette wheel is a round wooden disk with metal partitions or frets around its rim and divides the cylinder into 36 compartments numbered from 1 to 36 in an apparent random pattern, each alternating red and black. On American wheels there is also a green division numbered 0.
When playing the game of roulette, you place chips on the betting mat and spin the wheel to determine whether the ball will land in a particular area. During the game, you can make different kinds of bets on each number.
These bets include:
Line Bets – This is a bet placed on two adjacent lines that share the same numbers. This bet pays 5 to 1.
Corner Bets – These bets are placed on four corners of the board and pay 8-1 when they win.
The most common bets are the ‘Inside Bets’ and the ‘Outside Bets’. The ‘Inside Bets’ are placed on numbers from 6 to 18, while the ‘Outside Bets’ cover 12 to 36.
Special Announced Bets
Some of the most common announced roulette bets are:
This bet is made on five numbers and two neighbouring numbers. This bet is very popular and is available in most roulette variations but not all of them.
‘Le Tiers du Cylindre’
This is another bet that is available on the roulette wheel. It is located opposite to the Voisins du Zero and covers a large number of numbers on the wheel.
This bet is another popular announced bet on the roulette wheel. It covers a large number of numbers on the table and can be found in both French and English versions of the game.
‘Les Voisins du Zero’
This bet is also popular on the roulette wheel and is made on a small section of the wheel. It covers a small number of numbers from 2 to 23 on the wheel and can be found in both French and English variants of the game.
The ‘Les Orphelins’ bet is similar to the ‘Neighbours’ bet but it covers a larger number of numbers on the table and can be placed on a smaller section of the wheel. These bets can be very exciting but you need to know the rules and all the roulette combinations before placing any bets on them.