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The Basics of Roullete

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Roullete, or roulette as it’s known in Europe, is one of the most popular casino games. It’s a game of chance that has the same thrill as other casino games, although it doesn’t draw in the crowds like slot machines, video poker, blackjack, or craps. It is, however, a staple in casinos and gambling houses in Monte Carlo and elsewhere in Europe.

The game is simple. Players place their chips on a roulette table (called a layout) by giving them to the dealer and asking for “colour.” The dealers then give you coloured chips that represent the value of your bet. The croupier then throws a ball into a spinning wheel. As it bounces around the rim of the wheel, the ball eventually lands in a compartment marked with a number. If your number is the winning one, you’ve won.

In the United States, the roulette wheel has a single zero and a double zero. This gives the house an edge over bettors, but it still offers better odds than most other casino games.

Outside bets are a good choice for newcomers to roulette, because they have a lower payout if you win. These bets cover a large group of numbers, allowing you to place small bets that can still win big if they hit.

The High or Low Bet, also called passe et manque in French, is wagering that the winning number will be either the first 18 (1-18) or the last 18 (19-36). If the ball lands on 0 or 00, you lose. The Dozens Bet, or douzaine, is a similar wager. This bet pays out 2-1. The Line Bet, Six Number Bet, or Side bet is another even money option.

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