Roullete (also known as Roulette) is a casino game of chance that has offered glamour, mystery and excitement to casino-goers since the 17th century. Despite its seeming simplicity, it offers an surprisingly deep level of strategy for serious betters and can deliver high payouts.
The standard Roulette table is 4 by 8 feet and seats up to 7 players at a time. Dual tables are available, which allow two groups of players to play simultaneously. Players wager with Roulette chips, which are different in color to differentiate between bettors. They have no value outside of the table, and are exchanged for normal casino chips when you cash out.
A Roulette wheel is a solid, slightly convex disk with a number of metal partitions or frets around its circumference. The compartments, which are painted alternately red and black (or green on American-style wheels) and numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36, spin smoothly on a perfectly balanced metal spindle.
When a bet wins, the dealer clears all losing bets from the table and pays out the winners. Then the new betting begins. Before the dealer can pay out winning bets, however, they must verify that all of a player’s chips are on the winning number by looking for a marker or a “buck” sitting on the table that marks which number was hit on the last decision.