Roulette is a popular casino game that originated in France. The name derives from the French word rouler which means little wheel. The game is believed to have been invented by the 17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal.

Rules & Strategy

The betting system in roulette is very simple and consists of placing chips on the specific location where a bet is being made. The dealer then places a marker on the winning number (or chips) and takes out those losing bets. Then, a new round of bets begins.

When you make a bet, you are making an educated guess about which number the ball will land on when it comes to rest in one of the pockets on the roulette wheel. You can bet on a single number, various groupings of numbers, the color red or black, whether it is odd or even, or high (19-36) or low (1-18).

There are two types of bets in roulette: inside and outside. The inside bets are those that involve a single digit, while the outside bets are ones that involve groups of digits.

Inside bets are more likely to win than outside bets, so they can be more profitable for the player. The best way to win at roulette is by making sure you understand the rules of the game.

Before playing, make sure you have an understanding of the roulette table limits and how much money you can afford to risk. The table limits are the maximum and minimum bets that can be placed in a spin.

During the game, the dealer distributes roulette chips to players. These are coloured to differentiate between bettors.

In addition to the standard chips that are distributed to all players, players can also place bets with special chips called wheel chips or roulette chips. These chips have no value elsewhere and are only worth their amount when they are used on the roulette wheel.

The house edge on a bet in roulette can range from 2.63 percent to 7.89 percent depending on the type of wheel that is being used. This range is smaller than in craps, but it can still be a significant advantage for the house.