Roullete, commonly known as Roulette, is one of the casino’s classic table games. It is easy to learn for beginners and has enough depth that serious betters can make a profit with the right strategy. The game’s popularity is largely due to its glamour, mystery and excitement. It is played worldwide at casinos, racetracks and private games.

A casino’s Roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape. Around its rim are metal partitions or frets, which separate the wheel into thirty-six compartments or “canoes”. These are alternately coloured red and black and are numbered non-consecutively from 1 to 36. A 37th compartment, painted green on European-style wheels and two additional green ones on American tables, carries the number 0.

Players place bets on the numbers they think will come up by placing chips on the appropriate area of the betting mat. The dealer then spins the wheel and drops a ball into whichever pocket it lands in. The player who correctly guesses the number or grouping of numbers wins. The loser’s bets are cleared off the table before the next round starts.

The size and weight of the Roulette ball have a significant impact on its random movement and the chances of it landing on a specific number. Traditionally the Roulette ball has been made from ivory but today it is often made from synthetic materials with a similar appearance and feel to ivory.

Set a budget for your roulette play and choose a table within that limit. The table placard will usually specify the minimum and maximum bets permitted. If you want to increase your odds of winning, start by wagering on outside bets (groupings of numbers instead of individual digits). You can also try to spot rigged wheels but beware that this is illegal and may result in arrest.