Roulette is one of the world’s oldest and most beloved casino games. A simple game based entirely on chance, millions of people worldwide enjoy roulette both offline and online casinos alike. Betting occurs by placing bets on specially designed roulette tables (called layouts) to predict where the ball will land when the wheel stops spinning – making for exciting betting processes and potentially huge returns! Especially with outside bets.
A roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disk with 36 compartments (or “canoes”, in croupier parlance) painted alternately red and black and numbered from 1 to 36. A croupier then spins a metal ball inside its cage at the center of the wheel before releasing it to one of the pockets on the table table.
Roulette players can place bets on single numbers, groupings of numbers, colors (red and black), odds (odd and even), range (1-18), or the high or low range. When the croupier spins the wheel and throws the ball in it, players continue betting until it comes to rest; when that occurs, winners who betted on numbers, sections or colors will receive their payout according to their betting odds.
There is also a wide variety of side bets, ranging from 2x payout to 25 for correctly predicting two zeroes to pair up in a line. While most players will only ever place one or two such side bets at any one time, they can add an extra element of fun and anticipation into your gameplay experience.
While roulette may not have reached the same levels of popularity in the United States as slots, video poker, blackjack or craps – it still draws crowds at Monte Carlo and other European resorts, particularly high rollers who find the game profitable. Unfortunately though, its low player loyalty levels due to not offering as many automated betting options like other casino games (e.g. baccarat) makes attracting new customers harder for casinos.