An Introduction to The Game of Roulette

Roulette is a type of casino game that involves a spinning wheel and cards. The term “roulette” has been derived from a French term which means little wheel. A maximum of eight players can take part in a game of roulette. These players do not compete with one another. Instead all of them play against the House.

The House is a term used to describe the casino. It is represented by the dealer. In terms of roulette, the dealer is also known as the croupier. The dealers job is to turn the wheel and handle the money in terms of wagers and payouts.

The players buy different coloured chips so that they do not feel mixed up with their bets. If you manage to win some money, you will be required to return those colored chips in exchange for cash chips.

These chips contain various amounts of money printed on them such as 1 , 5, 10 , 20 , 50 etc. When you take these cash chips to the cashier, you will get the real money in return for the chips.

What makes roulette an interesting game is the fact that the eight players get the chance to place either an inside bet or an outside bet. The inside bets have options like split, street, top line, straight up, basket, corner six line and trio. The outside bets have the numbers1 to 18 and 19 to 36, even or odd, red or black, column bets, dozen bets and snake bet. With the inside bets the players have a bigger payouts but lesser odds of winning while for the outside bets you will have smaller payouts but better odds or chances of winning.

When all the eight players have finished placing their bets, the dealer or the croupier begins spinning the roulette wheel and releases a while ball. The roulette wheel is rotated in one direction and the white ball is released in the opposite direction. The wheel is segregated into different slots representing various numbers and is colored in red and black alternately.

There are two types of roulette games that are played in the casinos. These are the American roulette and the European roulette. The difference between these two types of roulette is that while the European roulette has only one 0, the American roulette has an extra slot that contains 00. As such the European roulette wheel has 37 numbers in total whereas the American roulette has 38 numbers in total. You can choose to play in either the European or the American roulette.