Roulette is one of the oldest casino games, and next to Blackjack still one of the most popular played in casinos today. This classic gaming table is dominated by the distinctive, elegant wheel (from which it derives its name) lying horizontally at one end, which is used to determine the outcome of the game. The wheel’s rim is segmented into 37 pockets numbered from 0 to 36 with each number, excluding 0, allocated a background colour of red or black.
The object of the game is to correctly bet on which numbered pocket (other than 0) a small ball will finally come to rest in when it is spun into the wheel, which is itself spinning in the opposite direction. The result is announced only once the Roulette wheel has come to a stop.
Bets in Roulette are placed ahead of the wheel being spun using different denominations of chips in a specially marked pattern of boxes and numbers on the table. Different selections and combinations offer different odds according to risk.