Roullete is a casino game of chance, and barring exceptional circumstances no amount of skill can overcome the built-in house percentage. But despite this the game draws big crowds at Monte Carlo and other European casinos. It’s one of the smallest followings among casino games, however, with nowhere near the popularity of slot machines, video poker and blackjack.
The roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape with a circumference of metal partitions known as frets or compartments called canoes by croupiers. Thirty-six of these compartments are painted alternately red and black, numbered non-consecutively from 1 to 36. A green compartment labelled ‘0’ is on the American wheel; a ‘0’ and ‘1’ are on the European.
There are 10 types of bets at a roulette table. Column-This is a bet that the ball will land in your selected column. If the ball stops on your chosen column, you win. Dozen-This bet is a wager that the ball will land in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd dozen squares. If the ball stops in your chosen 12 section, you win.