The Basics of Roullete


Roullete is a casino game of chance that offers a variety of betting options. The game is simple enough for beginners to understand and fast-paced enough to keep players interested. It is found in most casinos that have table games and has a large following in Europe. However, it does not draw as many players as other casino classics such as blackjack, video poker, and baccarat.

The wheel has a series of red and black numbered compartments that alternate with one another and a single green zero (only on American roulette wheels). The bettors place chips on the roulette table in front of them and the dealer then spins the roulette ball into one of the compartments. The odds on winning depend on the number that the ball lands in, as well as whether it is inside or outside the table.

Bets are placed prior to the spinning of the roulette ball, by placing chips on a specially designed table. The precise location of the chips indicates the type of bet being made. The bets on six numbers or less are called “Inside bets”, while those on the other groups of numbers are known as “Outside bets”.

When the dealer spins the ball, it goes into the compartment in which it is supposed to land and the bettors collect their winnings (or lose their losing chips). After that, the table is cleared and the new round begins. Some players like to “watch” the other bettors, hoping that they can pick up some tips on which numbers will be more likely to win. However, it is important to remember that this strategy does not improve your odds more than a stroke of luck.

Frank Scoblete is a Brooklyn-born writer and former gambling columnist for the “San Francisco Chronicle”. He has spent most of his adult life in the casino industry, including stints as an operator, dealer, and manager, but also worked in the theatre and writing. He has authored 35 books on gambling, and has been involved in the production of more than 350 films, television shows, and video games. He lives in a suburb of Brooklyn with his wife and two dogs. He continues to write, lecture, and consult for casino operators around the world. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brooklyn College and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of San Diego. He has appeared on the PBS television show “The Gaming Beat” and has written extensively for various casinos, trade journals, and online publications.