Roullete, or roulette, is a casino game that’s based almost entirely on chance. It’s one of the oldest and most popular games in gambling establishments, and for good reason – it’s exciting and provides a lot of opportunity to win. However, it can be very easy to get caught up in all the hype around the game, and to lose sight of what is truly important.
The game’s popularity is due in part to its simple rules and alluring glamour. But it also has a surprising level of depth for serious players who know how to play correctly. Those who do are able to take advantage of the game’s inherent advantages and reap high rewards.
Each roulette table carries a placard that describes the minimum and maximum bets allowed. It is important to choose a table within your budget before you begin betting. Then, when the dealer clears the table of the previous round you can begin placing your wagers. Start by placing bets on “outside bets” (groups of numbers instead of individual digits) since these are usually cheaper and offer a higher likelihood of hitting.
In the United States, the game gained its current form in the gambling dens of the western states and the Mississippi River region. Because of rampant cheating, the wheel and table were modified to prevent devices from being hidden in them, and the color green was chosen for the zeros. From there, the game made its way to Paris and Monte Carlo, where it finally achieved its present form about 1790.
Roulette has a very simple set of rules, but its simplicity can lead some players to overconfidently place bets with low odds of winning. For this reason, many players are lured into playing the game by a variety of complex systems that promise incredibly high payouts. A quick search of the Internet will reveal thousands if not millions of such systems – some well described, others not so much.
To make a bet on the outside, place your chips in any of the following areas on the table map: High/Low Bet – Known as passe et manque in French, this is a wager that the ball will land on either the first 18 (1-18) or last 18 numbers (19-36). This type of bet pays out even money if the number hits, but loses if it lands on the zero or 00. The odds of hitting this bet are about 1-in-3.