Roulette is a gambling game where players bet on a number that the dealer spins around a wheel. It is a game of chance and can be dangerous, but if you play it correctly it can bring a thrill and some serious winnings.
The rules of roulette are simple and relatively straightforward. There are two types of bets: inside and outside. The former refers to the location of the bets on the table and has higher payout odds, while the latter is the place where the numbers are placed on the wheel.
In European roulette, there are 35 pockets on the wheel that alternate between red and black. There is also a green pocket that represents the zero.
A ball is spun in the middle of the wheel and bounces around it, eventually landing in one of the pockets. The dealer then announces the winner and pays out the winning bets.
There are many different bets to choose from, but some of the most popular include:
The Split Bet (also called a cheval in French) is a bet where you place your chips on a line between two numbers. If the ball lands on either of the two numbers, you win 17-1.
Street Bet/Three Number Bet/Side Bet/The Trio: The Street Bet is another popular bet in which you place your chips on a single row of three numbers. If the three numbers are consecutive, you will win 11-1.
This bet is often referred to as the six-number bet and has been called “the transversal” or “the line bet.” It is a more conservative type of wager than a street bet, but it still has a higher payout than most other outside bets.
There are other bets, including The Dozens Bet and The Odd or Even Bet. The dozens bet pays 2-1 and you can bet on a total of two dozen. The odds are a little more complicated because it involves the combination of several other bets.