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What is the game of Roulette?

Roulette is a (online) Casino and a Gambling game. Roulette is actually a French word for “Small Wheel”. The croupier at the table turns the roulette around each turn. A roulette wheel has 37 or 38 numbers on it as separated sockets in which the ball after the wheeling must fall into. The main slots are numbered from 1 to 36 and are in alternate coloring: red than black than red and so on where the number 1 starts with a red color. There is also a green slot, which is numbered with 0. It is common in the USA (and not in Europe) to have another slot place of the number 0, marked 00, and it is colored also in green.

If the player bets on a single number and than wins the payout of the table is 35:1, the bet it self is returned at multiplied by 36. A Roulette player can bet on: numbers, colors, ranges, combination, odds and evens.

Roulette History

The first game (or some sort of it) was first created in the 17th century in France, by the mathematician “Blaise Pascal” who was inspired by motion and random numbering positions. In 1842 the Frenchmen “François” and “Louis Blanc” added the number 0 in order to increase the house odds. The game of Roulette was introduced in the USA in the early 1800s, and also, added the number 00 in order to increate the house odds of winning. Roulette than became one of the famous casino games. Some might even refer the game as “The King of all casino games” (maybe because the first casino to establish with the Roulette was in Monte Carlo casino).

Roulette Game Types

There are two types of roulette, “American Roulette” and the “European Roulette”. The difference between the two is the number 0 that appear on the wheel as extra house odds. American Roulette has two 0’s, zero and a double-zero signs, which increases the house odds by 5.3%. And in the European Roulette there is only one zero which increases the house odds by 2.7%.

The two versions also use different chips, American roulette uses “Non Value” chips, this means that all of the chips belongs to the same player are in the same determined at the purchase time. The player bets with his chips at the table. In European roulette the player uses standard chips, with different values. In European roulette, the table is also bigger than the American table. The courier uses a long tool named “Rake” in order to clean the table of chips.

There is actually a third roulette type that is in use, it is a mix of the two versions that have been described above, and this kind of wheel is played only in United Kingdom, this wheel has an American layout on it, and with a single zero. When a single zero is used in the United States, it is almost like this type.

Roulette Table Bets

Straight: A single number, the chip is than placed on a square at the table.

Split: A bet on two joined numbers, either or vertical row or horizontal row. The chip placed between those numbers.

Street: A bet on three numbers in a single horizontal row. The chip is placed at the edge of the number.

Corner: A bet on four numbers in a row (i.e. 15, 16, 17, 18).

Sixline; A bet on two joined streets, where the chip is placed at the intersection.