What Is Roulette?

What Is Roulette?


Roulette is a casino game that involves a spinning wheel with numbered holes and betting on which number the ball will fall into. The game is incredibly popular in Europe and has long been one of the main attractions in Monte Carlo. However, in the United States, the game has a much smaller following than slot machines, video poker, blackjack and craps.

The game is incredibly simple and has players place chips on a table to make wagers on a single number, various groupings of numbers, whether the number is odd or even or if the numbers are high (19-36) or low (1-18). The ball then spins around the wheel and lands in one of the slots, which pays out winning bets and collects losing bets into the casino’s income.

There are many different versions of the game and each has its own quirks, but the most popular version of the game is European Roulette. This version has a slightly lower house edge than American Roulette and is widely played in land-based casinos and online.

Another popular variation of the game is French Roulette. This game might look daunting to new players because of the French terminology, but it’s worth persevering because it has the lowest house edge of all the variations of roulette. It also has la partage, which means that players who place even money bets will get half their stake back if the ball lands on zero. This isn’t available in American Roulette, where the en prison rule applies.