Roulette is a game of chance in which players bet on which number the ball will land in when it rolls around a wheel. It is one of the most popular casino games worldwide, and has been played for centuries.
A roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape and covered with metal partitions known as separators. The pockets between these separators are numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36 on European-style wheels, and 0 and 00 on American-style wheels.
Inside and Outside Bets
A player can place a variety of “inside” bets by selecting a number pocket or a range of pockets based on their position on the table map, or a combination of these choices. The payout odds for these bets vary, depending on the type of bet and the number of numbers placed.
The roullete is the device that marks the winning number on a roulette wheel. A croupier spins the wheel and drops a small ball in the designated hole.
To make a bet, you use a special roulette chip and place it on the relevant section of the table. You can place a single bet with just one chip or multiple bets with several chips.
Corner Bets or Square Bets
A corner bet is a special betting combination on a square of four numbers on the roulette board, and pays 8-1. A square bet can also be made by placing a chip on the intersection of two adjacent lines along the side of the board, for a total of six numbers.
Another bet is a five-number bet that covers 5 numbers and 2 neighbouring numbers on each side of the table (the bet ‘5 and the neighbours’). This is an announced bet, most commonly featured in French Roulette but sometimes found in online European Roulette variants.
There are a few special betting combinations that are only available in some roulette games. These include the roullete, the neighbours bet and the racetrack betting area. These are all part of the rules and need to be understood by players who want to make a profit playing roulette.