The Basics of Roullete

Roullete is a classic casino game that can be found in almost any place that has table games. It is a fast-paced and exciting game that is easy enough for beginners to understand but also offers a variety of betting options that can thrill experienced players. It is a game that relies on chance, which gives it its unique appeal.

Before the game starts, players place bets by laying chips on a betting mat, with the exact placement indicating the type of bet being made. A croupier then spins a wheel and throws a small ball into the spinning wheel, where it bounces around until it settles in one of the slots that contain numbers. If the number matches a bet, the player wins.

The roulette wheel consists of a static bowl-like disc with thirty-six numbered compartments, or “frets” that alternate between red and black. There is a green compartment, called a “canoe,” on European wheels that carries the number 0. On American roulette wheels, there is a second, extra green compartment marked 00, which increases the house’s edge on all bets other than the single-number bets.

Once the ball lands in one of the pockets, the players wait as the croupier announces that no more bets can be placed. Then, the croupier places the ball in the rotating wheel and everyone watches as the ball swirls and bounces around until it settles into a number. If the bet won, the player receives the payout.

The Dozens Bet (also known as impair et pair in French): This bet wagers that the winning number will be within the first 12 or second 12, or the third dozen, of the numbers on the layout. The 0 and 00 don’t count as either an odd or even number, so if they come up, the player loses. This bet pays 2-1.