Roullete (French for
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.