Roullete is a table game played by players on a special roulette wheel. It is a fast-paced game and is very popular at casinos all over the world. It is a simple game to learn and offers many ways to win, making it a popular choice for beginners.
A croupier spins the roulette wheel and throws a ball into it. If the ball lands on a number or section of the wheel, winners are rewarded according to their betting odds. Players can place bets on single numbers, various groupsings of numbers, or color red or black. In addition, bets can be placed on whether a number is odd or even, or high or low.
The wheel has 36 divisions numbered from 1 to 36, alternately red and black and with a green zero (in American roulette only) that greatly increases the house edge compared to European games. It was first introduced to Europe in the 17th century and eventually made its way to America via French colonialism.
In the United States, roulette has one of the lowest player participation rates among all casino games, although it still draws crowds in the larger Monte Carlo casinos. It is more popular in Europe, however, where it is a staple of the casino floor.
A player puts money on the roulette table and tells the dealer what the chips are worth, either in terms of dollars or Euros. The dealer gives the player coloured chips with values equal to the amount they have given her. The player then places the chips on the roulette table in a layout that shows where each type of bet is placed.
Between decisions a player puts his or her money back in front of the dealer and asks for “colour” again. This allows the dealer to verify that the player wants a new set of chips and gives them to the player. The player then places the coloured chips on the roulette layout, where they will be paid if they win.