Since Roulette was invented in 18th-century France, it has been a hugely popular game and can now be found in casinos around the world.
The game’s name comes from the French for ‘little wheel’, and the game itself is centred around a spinning wheel. In European Roulette, the wheel has been divided into 37 numbered segments (0 to 36). A ball is released into the spinning wheel, and players bet on which segment it will come to rest on.
In order to expand the betting possibilities and make the game more interesting, the segments on the wheel are coloured red or black (except 0, which is green). Furthermore, the segments are not ordered sequentially, and this allows for a number of betting patterns.
In Roulette, not only can you bet on individual numbers, but you can also bet on groups of numbers based upon their position on the wheel, their colour, and more. For example, you could bet on all the Red or Black numbers, the Odd or Even numbers, or numbers that are adjacent to each other on the betting area. You can also bet on groups of numbers such as all the ‘Low’ numbers (1 – 18) or the ‘High’ numbers (19 – 36).
As a result, Roulette had many different types of bet. It is worth getting to know them all before you start playing, as they will greatly expand your options and allow you to put together strategies that are more successful. You can find all the information you need in the game’s help section.
Depending on the type of bet you place, you can win payouts ranging from 1:1, for the widest possible bets such as all the Reds, all the way up to 35:1, for betting on an individual number.
Don’t worry if the above sounds complicated, you can practise playing Roulette for free and you will soon get the hang of it. You will realise that it is not actually very complicated at all, and after practising a bit you can start playing for real and hopefully come away from the table with piles of winnings.