# The Basics of Roullete

If you’ve ever been to a casino, you’ve probably heard of Roullete. This game dates back to the late 1600s, and was likely adapted from the Italian game Biribi. Though the French Revolution prohibited gambling in casinos, Roullete managed to survive and spread throughout Europe and Asia. These days, you can find this game in casinos around the world. Its popularity is on the rise, so it’s not surprising that casinos offer a variety of versions of this game.

## Game of chance

Roulette is a game of chance where the outcome depends solely on randomness. The game is played with a small wheel with numbered pockets. The pockets on the American version of the roulette wheel are red and black, while the pockets on the European version are green. Hence, the winner of a roulette game depends solely on chance. However, there are ways of controlling the outcome of a roulette game.

## Odds

In roulette, the odds of winning are based on probability, which is the likelihood that a particular outcome will occur. The probability is usually expressed as a number, ranging from 0 to 1 – a ‘zero’ indicates a certainty and ‘1’ indicates an impossibility. Even chances are considered to be 0.50%. The odds for winning are equal in all 37 or 38 numbers in roulette.

## Payouts

When playing roulette, the payouts are related to the squares you cover on the roulette table. The more squares you cover, the larger your payout. For example, a single bet on 37 numbers pays 35:1 while a bet on two numbers pays 17:1. A single bet on red or black, covering half of the layout, pays 1:1. Other bets are more difficult to understand.

## Variations

There are several different variations of roulette. French roulette has very similar rules to European roulette, but is played on a wheel that has a single zero slot. In French roulette, you can place bets called Impair/Pair. You place your bets on numbers that are either P12, M12, D12, or Tiers du Zero. The odds of winning an even money bet are the best for French roulette.

## Origins

The word roulette is derived from the French word meaning “little wheel.” The game has been around for over 200 years, and its history stretches back over several centuries. The game was developed gradually over a century by combining the popular games of the day, including English games like Roly Poly and Even-Odd, with an older French board game known as “roulette.”