There are several casino games which are extremely entertaining. However, if you are looking for something which has a great combination of thrill, entertainment, glamour and visual appeal, roulette is the best choice. Originating in Europe, the game can now be found in casinos all over the world; it is also one of the most popular choices in the online casinos.
Roulette is a luck based game and the rules are easy and simple to understand because of which it is a popular choice among beginners. The players need not apply too much of tricks or strategies when playing roulette. In roulette the actions are carried out by the dealer, the player only needs to decide the kind of bet and the amount of bet after which the dealer spins the roulette wheel and drops the ball in it.
Roulette is played on a special table, the roulette table. This table has specific places with numbered squares where the bets have to be placed and the chips kept in the corresponding squares. The most important aspect of the game is the roulette wheel. The wheel has numbered slots which are alternatively colored red and black. In the different versions of the game, the roulette wheel differs. When playing the game the wheel is spun clockwise and a small ball is then spun counterclockwise on the wheel.
There are usually no restrictions on how many players can play at a single table. Also there are no restrictions on the number of bets that can be placed by a player at a time; the players can place as many bets as they want at a time. Before playing the game, the players have to ‘buy’ chips in order to place the bets; while some casinos give different colored chips to the players to avoid confusions; this is now always the case.
The two major types of bets that can be placed are the inside bets and outside bets. in the inside bets the players bet on a particular number or a combination of numbers whereas outside bets are less specific like whether the winning number will be odd or even, the winning slot will be red or black etc. Though the payouts for the inside bets are comparatively much higher than the outside bets, there are more chances of winning the outside bets are actually more. Therefore, in roulette it is advisable to place a wise combination of inside and outside bets.