Roullete, commonly referred to in English as roulette, is one of the most beloved casino games worldwide. Offering glamour and mystery with high rewards for its players alike, roulette provides glamourous gaming that delivers rich rewards while remaining accessible enough for casual gamblers as well. While seemingly straightforward at first glance, deeper levels can be discovered for serious betters to discover through their experience in playing it.
Roulette revolves around a wheel of numbers, with players betting on specific numbers or groupings of numbers; colors; odd-even; high-low; odd/even/even/low/first, second and third dozen outcomes. It consists of a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape with metal partitions known as canoes positioned non-consecutively around its rim, 36 of these compartments painted alternately red and black while one (on European wheels) or two green compartments on American wheels carry symbols 0 and 00 respectively.
A small ball is thrown into a rotating wheel while it is still spinning, and once settled it determines if any bets have won or lost. Any winning bets are then paid out according to their odds while losing bets are removed from the table and paid out according to those odds. Some individuals attempt to improve their odds by placing outside bets not subject to house edge; this practice, however, is generally forbidden at casinos.
There are various systems which claim to improve odds; some can be simple and others more complex, but these do not change the fact that roulette has an overall house edge of 2.70%.
Notably, when betting even-money bets at casinos, half of your winnings will go back into their coffers rather than going directly back into your hands if you win. This practice, known as La Partage Rule is in place as a safeguard against betting too heavily and winning too little – something which cannot happen with even money bets alone.
No matter the type of bet you make, it is advisable to always set a budget before betting. Also avoid tapping into winnings when starting to play; doing so can lead to an imbalance and even cause you to lose more money than intended. When winning is achieved, cash out your chips quickly before returning back into betting with your remaining budget.