Roullete (French for wheel of fortune) is a casino game that offers glamour, mystery, and excitement. It is one of the oldest and most popular games in Europe. It is a very simple game to learn and can be played by anyone with a reasonable amount of skill. It also has surprising depth for serious betters.
A roulette wheel is a solid, slightly convex disk with thirty-six compartments painted alternately red and black and numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36. A green compartment carries the number 0 on European wheels, and two green pockets carry the numbers 00 on American ones. A croupier spins the wheel in a smooth, frictionless manner, and the ball is released at a random time into one of the numbered slots.
The game is played by placing bets on individual numbers or various groupings of numbers, the color red or black, whether the number is odd or even, or if it is high (19-36) or low (1-18). Each roulette table carries a placard that describes the minimum and maximum betting limits for inside and outside bets. It is important to set a budget before playing and not to dip into your winnings for future bets, as this will quickly decrease your bankroll.