Roullete is a casino game based on chance that was developed in the late 1700s. It gained popularity among gamblers in Paris and spread throughout the world. Today, roulette can be found in many online and land-based casinos. It is one of the most popular games in the world, with subtle variations that can affect your chances of winning.
The Roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape with a metal or plastic rim that contains 37 compartments (called canoes by roulette croupiers) numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36, plus two green ones labelled 0 and 00 on American wheels. A trough in the center of the wheel holds a ball. The ball, spun by a croupier, is released into the numbered slots. If the ball lands in your selected slot, you win.
If you are a novice, we recommend playing European roulette as it has higher winning probabilities than the American version. The reason behind this is that the European wheel only has a single zero and that makes for a much lower house edge.
Another benefit to playing the European version is that it is easier to understand for new players. The reason for this is that the French game has a few rules within it that can help players keep their odds of winning high. La partage is the first of these rules. Translated, it means ‘sharing’ and it allows players to get half their even money bets back if the ball lands on zero. The other rule is called en prison and this simply means that the player’s stake will be left on the table, or in ‘prison’ for the next spin instead of being returned to them.