What is Roullete?

Roullete, also known as Roulette, is a casino game that uses a spinning wheel to determine the winning number. There are several types of bets, each offering a different prize to the player. The game was invented in the 17th century by French mathematician Blaise Pascal. It reached its modern form in the late 18th century and became the principal game of the casinos and gambling houses of Europe.

The roulette wheel consists of a solid wooden disc slightly convex in shape with a rim of metal separators, called frets or compartments, which are painted alternately red and black. Thirty-six of these compartments are numbered consecutively from 1 to 36, while two green ones on American-style wheels carry the numbers 0 and 00.

A player may bet on any of these groups or a single number. Bets on a single number pay out 35 chips to the winner, while bets on other groups payout less. In the United States, roulette has one of the smallest followings among casino games, drawing less attention than such staples as slot machines, video poker and blackjack. However, in Monte Carlo and other European casino resorts it draws big crowds.