What Is Roulette?


Roulette, or Roullete in French, is the casino game in which a little ball rolls around a revolving wheel and people bet on which number it will land. It’s one of the oldest and most popular casino games, and it can be found in casinos all over the world.

When you’re ready to play, give the dealer your money and ask for coloured chips. The dealer will then place the chips in the corresponding colour on the table and start spinning the wheel. When the wheel stops, the croupier will throw a ball into one of the numbered slots on the wheel and if it lands in your bet, you win!

There are many different bets you can make on the roulette table. Each one has its own payout and odds of winning. The House Edge is a number that shows how much the house gains on each bet you place. The more you bet, the higher the house’s edge.

The Outside Bet/Street Bet/Six Number Bet/Sixline Bet: This bet is placed by placing your chip(s) to straddle the line between two rows of numbers on the layout. If you win, the payout is 5-1.

Dozens Bet/Passe et manque in French: This bet is made by betting that the ball will land on either the first dozen (12 of the numbers), the second dozen, or the third dozen (19-36). If the ball hits the 0 or 00, you lose. This is an even-money bet with a payout of 1-1.

You can also place a Straight Bet, or passe et manque in French, by betting on the number you think will be the winning one. This is a bet on a single number, and it pays out 36-37 if you win.