Roullete, meaning ‘little wheel’ is an exciting casino game where a small ball is dropped into a revolving numbered compartment of a roulette wheel. Players make bets based on which coloured segment of the wheel the ball will land in as it comes to rest. The game grew popular in the 18th century and is now widely played in casinos throughout Europe and America.

Initially the roulette wheel only contained the numbers 1 to 36 and there was no zero. However, the addition of a green division labelled ‘double zero’ on American tables has significantly altered the odds against the player. This extra green division has also led to a number of scams and cheating attempts in the past.

When playing the game, people place their chips on a betting mat which shows the precise position of the bet being made. There are different types of bets, known as ‘outside bets’, and ‘inside bets’ which cover six or more numbers. Each bet is made on a specific section of the betting mat and can only win when that particular type of bet is correct.

Bets are placed prior to the spinning of the wheel. The bets are based on probability and mathematical formulas. There are a few well-known strategies that can be used to improve your chances of winning, and most are simple in principle.

The size, weight and material of the roulette balls have a major impact on the way that the game is played. Traditionally, the ball has been made of ivory, but modern professional roulette balls are often made from resin, Teflon or ceramics, which all offer an almost identical appearance and feel.

The game of Roulette is an extremely popular casino game and there are many different betting options. In addition to placing bets on individual numbers, you can bet on groups of numbers such as red/black or odd/even. Many people also believe that certain numbers are lucky, and they therefore choose to bet on these. For example, the number 7 is a very popular bet. Other bets include the columns and dozens. The columns and dozens are bets that you can place on either the first, second or third dozen of numbers. These bets pay out at 2-1 if the ball lands in one of these numbers.