The Basics of Roulette


Roulette is a casino game that has been around for hundreds of years. It has been a popular game in European casinos and is now gaining popularity in the US. It is one of the most famous games in the world and is a great way to win money.

Roulette can be played with a variety of chips, and the table limits vary from casino to casino. It is a very simple game, and the odds are quite high for winning if you know how to play it properly.

The roulette wheel consists of a solid, slightly convex wooden disk that spins on a spindle. It is surrounded by metal partitions known as separators or frets, and the compartments between them are called canoes. The wheel is nonconsecutively numbered from 1 to 36, with the numbers painted either red or black.

A player places his bets on the wheel, then sits behind the dealer and watches the spin. Once the ball lands in a pocket, the player wins that bet.

Inside and Outside Bets

There are many different kinds of inside bets in roulette, which are based on the number or group of pockets the ball will land in. These bets can be placed on a single number or multiple groupings of pockets, and the payouts for each type of bet depend on the odds of that particular combination.

Announced Roulette Bets

There is a special category of bets in roulette called announced bets, which are commonly featured in French Roulette, though they can also be found in online European Roulette variants. These bets are part of the rules of the game, and you must understand them thoroughly before playing.

Some of the most popular announced bets include a ‘5 and the neighbours’ bet that covers five numbers and two neighbouring numbers on each side. This bet costs 40 chips to make, and the payout if you win is 392 chips – in other words, it’s worth 392 times your bet.

‘Neighbours’ bets are another type of announced bet, which can be played on sections of the roulette wheel. These bets are based on the location of the numbers on the wheel, and the length and number of the neighbouring pockets can be adjusted upon placing your bet.

These bets are not as common as other types of announced bets, but they are still a good bet to consider if you want to try and win some real cash. They are particularly good if you’re a beginner to roulette, as they allow you to play for less money than you would otherwise.