Roullete (French for ‘little wheel’) is a casino game played on a roulette wheel and table. Players place bets on various groups of numbers, with different odds for winning and varying payouts if they win. These bets are divided into two categories: inside and outside bets.
Outside bets are placed on the ‘neighbours’ of a particular number on the layout and cover a large section of the wheel. They are more conservative than the inside bets but also offer lower payouts if they win. These bets can be made in a number of ways. The most common are the ‘neighbours’ bet and the ‘colonnes’ bet. The neighbours bet covers five numbers and their two neighbouring numbers on each side, whilst the collonnes bet covers four adjacent numbers. Both bets are available in many online roulette variations though not all of them will feature them.
In order to make a bet on ‘neighbours’, you must place your chips in the special racetrack betting section of the table. This is not available in all roulette variations and it’s important to know this before you play if you want to place this type of bet.
The ‘neighbours’ bet is another even money bet and offers a payout of 1-1. You’re wagering that the winning number will be either one of the first 18 odd or 18 even numbers on the layout. Neither the 0 nor 00 count for this bet and if it lands on these, you will lose. It’s a good option for players who don’t like to take risks and prefer the security of an even money bet. The house edge for this bet is 2.76%. There are numerous theories as to the origin of roulette. Some claim it was invented by 17th-century French physicist Blaise Pascal. Others suggest it was derived from older games such as hoca and portique. It eventually acquired its current wheel and betting table structure in the early 1800s.