Published on Feb 14, 2019
Roulette which is the French word meaning the little wheel is a very popular casino game.in this game, the players usually choose to place bets on either a single number, different groups of number, odd or even numbers, the colours red or black or if the numbers are low or high. The low numbers are 1 to 18 and the high numbers are 19 to 36.
To decide the winning number and colour, a croupier spins the roulette wheel only in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction of the roulette wheel around a tilted circular track running around the outer edge of the roulette wheel. The ball then loses momentum, passes through an area of deflectors and falls into the roulette wheel and into one of the 37 numbers or sometimes even 38 numbers. If it’s a single zero French or European style roulette, the wheel will have 37 coloured and numbered pockets on the roulette wheel. If it’s a double zero American style roulette, the wheel will have 38 coloured and numbered pockets on the roulette wheel.
There are multiple betting options for roulette players. Placing an inside bet is either selecting the exact number of the pocket the ball will fall and land in or small range numbers of the pocket the ball will fall and land in based on their prediction. Players interested to place an outside bet will choose bets on larger groups of numbers of the pocket, the colour of the pocket which is either red or black, or whether the winning number is an odd number or an even number.
The roulette table normally sets the minimum and maximum bets, and these rules normally apply separately for the entire player’s inside and outside bets for each spin. When a winning number and colour is determined by the roulette wheel, a marker will be placed by the dealer which is also known as a dolly. When the dolly is on the table, the players are not allowed to place bets, collect bets or remove any bets from the table. The dealer then uses a rake to sweep away all other losing bets. Sometimes, they even use their hand. Then, they will also determine the pay-outs to the remaining inside and outside winning bets. When the dealer finishes making pay-outs, the marker is removed from the board. After that, the players collect their winnings and starts making new bets, the winning chips remain on the board.