The Roullete/Wheel – How to Win at Roulette
Roulette is a popular casino game in which players bet on either a single number or multiple groupings of numbers. It is played on a spinning wheel and has been around since the 17th century, largely due to its popularity with gamblers.
The wheel in a roulette game consists of a solid wooden disc slightly convex in shape with metal partitions known as canoes on its rim. The canoes hold painted compartments numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36.
During play, the croupier throws a ball into the wheel and watches as it bounces around the table. When it settles into a pocket marked with a number, the winning bets are paid out and the game ends.
There are three main types of bets: the Straight Bet, Split Bet and Street Bet. The Straight Bet is the most basic type of bet and involves selecting one number to wager on.
A Split Bet is a two-chip bet where you place your chips straddling the line between two numbers on the layout. The payout for this bet is 17-1 if the numbers come up together.
The Street Bet is also a two-chip bet, but instead of placing your chip(s) on a single row of numbers, you place it on the outside border. The payout is 11-1 if the two numbers on the same row come up together.
It’s worth mentioning that the American roulette wheel has a 0 and 00, while the European wheels have a 37th green compartment, which carries the sign 0. In the past, both versions of the roulette wheel had red for the 0 and black for the 00, but the European version is more stable and provides better odds.
The best way to win at roulette is to bet on the numbers that you believe will come up. There are many different ways to do this, but it’s important to know which ones are the most likely to hit.