If you’ve ever been to a casino, then you must have come across the roulette. Roulette is a table game where a rotating wheel marked with numbers, is spun, so that a white ball on the wheel can juggle around and eventually settle on a particular number, thus determining who wins and who loses. Roulette is particularly common among gamblers because it’s very easy to understand, since it has no complex rules.
Unlike most games with an oblivious history, roulette can actually be traced to the invention of Blaise Pascal in the 17th century. Pascal inadvertently invented a rather primitive form of roulette during his quest to develop a perpetual motion machine. The world soon saw beyond Pascal’s genius and turned the invention into a means of recreation. Roulette has undergone a lot of evolution over the years and now has 3 main table types – which are the French, European and American tables.
The roulette table contains 3 columns and twelve rows and has the numbers 0-36. American tables also have 00. The numbers 0 and 00 are on the green slots and are known as the house edge. The other numbers are arranged in the consecutive even-odd fashion, on alternating red/black slots.
Various kinds of bets can be placed on the roulette, A bet may be placed that the ball will stop on a particular number (e.g., 16), or on an even/odd numbers or on the first 18 (1-18) or last 18 (19-36). If the ball eventually settles on the 0 or 00 slots, all bets lose and the house wins. Of all the roulette types, the French roulette is usually more advisable, as it offers better odds for the players.