Roulette (or Roulette in the US) is an exquisite casino table game characterized by glamour, mystery and excitement. Beginners can quickly learn this timeless classic while experienced players will appreciate all its betting options to keep them engaged and interested. Roulette can be found at most casinos that provide table games but there may be slight variances between American and European variations of this timeless classic casino game.
Roulette involves a spinning wheel with 36 compartments numbered 1 through 36 that alternate between red and black in hue, plus an additional green compartment numbered 0. There are various methods of betting during each round; most commonly consisting of placing bets on specific dozen numbers (first through third) or high and low divisions of the wheel (red and black) by placing chips onto a betting mat; their precise placement indicates what bet is being placed.
After placing their bets, the croupier throws a small ball into the wheel which spins until it settles on one of the numbers or sections – and if their player had bet correctly on that particular number or section or color; their odds for that bet will be awarded according to its outcome.
Though there have been various tales surrounding its creation, roulette’s origins are most likely rooted in older games like hoca and portique. Additionally, it could have been invented by 17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal as part of his efforts to construct a machine capable of showing perpetual motion.
The physics and betting layout of roulette make the game fair for most players, though cheating the system may give an edge to some players. A quick Google search can bring up numerous supposedly winning systems for playing roulette; some are even quite complex to learn and implement. Whatever strategy you decide upon using though, be mindful that house edges remain relatively constant between bets; opting for those with higher probabilities of success is one way of minimizing this cost.