What is Roullete?

Roullete (French for little wheel) is a casino game where a small ball rolls around a spinning wheel and people place bets on what number it will land in. Players can choose to bet on individual numbers, various groupings of numbers, whether the winning number is odd or even, or if the numbers are high (1-18) or low (19-36). Each type of bet has its own odds and payouts.

A Roulette Wheel

The modern roulette wheel, or rather the one used at the Société des Arts de Monte Carlo, is a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape. A metal band encircles the disc and separates it into 37 compartments or pockets, painted alternately red and black. A further two, painted green and labelled 0 and 00 on American wheels, give the house an edge in comparison with European ones.

A High or Low Bet (Passe-et manque in French) is an even-money bet, paying 1-1. You’re wagering that the winning number will be in either the first dozen (12 numbers) or the second or third (or both). If the ball lands on a zero, however, you lose. The Odd or Even Bet, known as impair et pair in French, is another even-money bet with a payout of 1:1.