The game of luck and chance, roulette originated in 18th century France. Soon the game spread in America and other parts of Europe, the different forms of live roulette like European roulette and American roulette also developed along that time. One of the main reasons behind the popularity of the game is the simple and easy rules; the players do not need to strategize much when playing the game.
In roulette, the main objective in the game is to bet on the number which will be the outcome of the spinning of the live roulette wheel. The players can also bet on the fact whether the number will be an odd or even one or what color slot the ball will end up in.
In a game of roulette, one of the components is the live roulette wheel. In the different forms of roulette game, the wheel is different. Usually a roulette wheel has a number of slots which are alternatively color red and black and numbered randomly. The American roulette wheel has an extra slot when compared to the European roulette wheel in order to accommodate the extra double zero. The additional double zero has increased house edge for American roulette to 5.26 percent as compared to the 2.63 percent house edge in European roulette. Because of this European roulette is popular among the players.
In roulette layout a player can find two kinds of betting areas. Inside, the betting area consists of individual numbers which are laid out in 12 rows made up of 3 numbers each while the outside area consists of red and black, odd and even and other groups of numbers.
When playing any game of live roulette, the player has to buy special chips. In order to avoid confusion, each player is given chips of different colors. When done playing, the chips have to be cashed out because outside the table they are not worth anything. In every casino you will find that all the roulette tables have minimum and maximum betting limits.
In roulette there are several types of bets which the players can opt for. The bets can be divided into two major categories – inside bets and outside bets. Straight up, split bet, line bet or street bet, corner bet, basket bet and double street bet are some of the different kinds of inside bets. Outside bets consists of odd or even bets, red and black bet, dozen bets and column bets.
There are several tips which can help to increase the chances of winning but roulette is a game of luck and wins cannot be guaranteed.