Roullete (pronounced RAH-l-let) is a casino game that offers glamour, mystery and excitement to players around the world. It is a simple game to learn but one that provides a surprising level of depth for serious bettors.
The Roulette wheel consists of a solid, slightly convex disk with 36 red and black compartments numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36. A green compartment painted with the sign 0 is added on American wheels; two green ones are included on European wheels. The entire wheel spins on a perfectly balanced and frictionless spindle.
The game is played by betting on various groupings of numbers, colors, odd or even, or whether they are high (1-18) or low (19-36). A single number bet is the most expensive, while a bet on a street (row of three numbers) is the least expensive. The game has one of the lowest house edges in the casino and is a major attraction at Monte Carlo. But in the United States, it is not as popular as slots, video poker or blackjack, and it’s being passed in popularity by baccarat. In Europe, it still draws large crowds to its tables. Mathematicians have studied the game for centuries, and many fanciful systems have been developed for beating it.