Roulette is a casino game that is played with a wheel and a smooth ball. The croupier spins the wheel first before spinning the ball in another direction on a circular field that is at the outer circumference of the wheel. In American Roulette, there are 38 slots where the ball could fall into. These slots are numbered 1 – 36 and in either black or red colors. There are two other slots that have 0 and 00 on them, and these are colored green. The numbers on the wheel are not arranged according to their value. Instead, they are by alternate pairs of odd numbers and alternate pairs of even numbers.
Betting on the American Roulette is pretty much the same with the European Roulette. There are inside bets and outside bets. Inside bets are those bets that are specific to each number on the wheel or the range of thirds that the ball will fall into. The range is divided into three parts of 12 numbers; the 1st set of 12 up to the 3rd set of 12. Outside bets include whether the ball will fall on odd or even numbers, or the colors on which the ball will fall (not including green) or the positions of the slots. The roulette table has a marked chart where players can place their bets on. It is divided into areas which are inside bets and outside bets.
Inside bets on specific numbers can be made on a single number or up to six adjacent or connecting numbers, whereas the outside bets are made on selections of numbers. An example of an outside bet is the even number bet where the player bets on numbers 1 – 18 or 19 – 36. Other outside bets include group bets and column bets. Group bets are bets which include numbers for every set of 12. There are three sets of 12 so players can choose one set for their single bet. Column bets, on the other hand, are bets that include numbers in one straight column which are arranged according to the chart on the roulette table. Rules pertaining to the roulette games are usually posted near the tables for each player’s convenience.
Roulette is one of the most famous casino games throughout the world. It is the epitome of a real casino, and it is present even in online casinos. The roulette has starred in many movies and books through the years.