Roulette is really derived from a French word that means “small wheel”. It is a popular casino game that offers a variety of payouts depending on the type of bet made. The roulette table has, in fact a small wheel, with 37 or 38 slots where a small ball would fall. There are slots for numbers 1 to 36 (colored red and black alternately) and a green slot for a “0”. The American roulette wheel has another green slot for “00”. The wheel is turned in one direction and the ball is made to travel in a groove on the wheel in the opposite direction. Gravity does the rest and the ball eventually lands in one of the slots.

The earliest version of the game is believed to have been invented by PASCAL of Frenchman Blaise (one of the well-known mathematicians today) in the 17th century. The table then had only the numbers 1-36. In the 19th century, the modern roulette wheel of the day was devised by Francois and Louis Blanc (also French) and they added the “0” to increase the odds in favor of the house. When the game was brought to the US though, the wheel got the additional slot “00”.

The bets:

There are several types of bets in the game of roulette. A straight bet is a bet that the ball lands on a single number of the option and is a payout of 35: 1 (the meaning, \$ 10 bet the wins \$ 350). The following is a brief description of the other types of bets and the usual odds of payout to win betting.

Disbursement of 1: 1 bet

he ?? high-low – a low bet is a bet that the ball lands in 1 to 18 of the slots. A high bet is for 19 to 36. ?? odd-pair – a bet on an odd or even number (ie if one thinks the ball will land on an even number, the player bets on uniform). The “0” and “00” are neither considered odd or even. ?? Red-Black – a bet that the ball lands in a red or black slot.

The Roulette table of the Column-

of the ?? of bets of payout of 2: 1 has a disposition of 3 columns of 12 numbers for each column. A bet of the column is a bet therefore the ball lands on any of the numbers in a particular column. ?? dozen – Similar to odd-pair, this is a bet that lands the ball in any of a series of numbers. The number systems are 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36.

The other group bet

Six-number ?? – betting on a system of any six selected numbers (just like some lottery games). The payment is in 5: 1. Five-Number ?? – Just as Six-Number except that a player only chooses a set of 5 numbers. This pays out in the odds of 6: 1. Corner of ?? – In the payout probabilities of 8: 1, this is a bet on a four-number system. Trio ?? – bet of 3 numbers system. This pays out in odds of 11: 1. He ?? departed – bet on the 2-number system. The payment is in 17: 1.