Roullete, also known as Roulette is a casino game based on chance. Players place bets on a single number, various groupings of numbers, the color red or black, whether the number is odd or even, or if the numbers are high (19-36) or low (1-18). Depending on the type of bet, the payouts will differ. The game was derived from the older games hoca and portique. It acquired its current layout and wheel structure about 1790 in France. It made its way up the Mississippi and into gambling dens in America where cheating became rampant and led to modifications.
A Roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape with a metal rim surrounding it. The rim has 37 compartments painted alternately black and red, with the exception of two green compartments on American wheels, which carry the signs 0 and 00. The croupier, who is referred to as the dealer, puts a small ball into one of these compartments while the wheel is spinning.
Once the wheel stops and the winning number is determined, the croupier pays out the winning bets to the players who placed those bets. If no winners are declared, the chips returned to the players are left on the table and can be re-bet during the next spin. In the long run, roulette has no element of skill, and in fact the best strategy a player can employ is to play only on his or her birthday, anniversary, last week’s lottery numbers, or whatever other date or event they feel like playing on that day.