Roulette is a popular game used for gambling in casinos. The name roulette is derived from a French expression meaning 'little wheel'. The roulette essentially consists of a wheel marked with different numbers, the wheel is made to spin in one direction and a small ball placed within the periphery of the wheel rotates in the opposite direction. The betting for gambling is on the basis of predicting the position of the slot in which the ball will fall on slowing down.
The roulette wheel is generally incorporated as a part of a roulette table. Betting players are seated around the table. Roulette wheel may have different number of positions marked on the wheel. American roulette has 38 segments around the circumference of the wheel, numbered from 1 to 36 plus a 0 and 00. Many wheels in Europe do not have 00. Alternate segments are coloured red and black. ) and 00 segments are marked green. There are small small slots on the wheel for each number.
Players place their bets by placing chips on a betting layout marked in the roulette table. Then the person dealing the roulette wheel. often called the croupier, rotates the wheel and at the same time rotates the white ball on the rim of the wheel in the opposite directions. The ball drops into one of the slots as the wheel and the ball slow down. That number and colour become the winner for that spin. Players can bet in many ways. They can bet on single numbers, groups of adjoining numbers, sets of 12 numbers, the red or black colours, odd or even numbers, or the low or high numbers.
Interesting facts in playing roulette games are in European roulette, you will have 37 numbers while American roulette has38 numbers. In addition to this, roulette allows number combination bet ranging from a 2 number combination up to 18 numbers. This doesn’t even include cold bets. The best way for anyone to play the game of roulette is to put to use one of the 18 number combinations. This can increase your chances of winning in roulette games