Roulette is a game of chance, where math happens to play a significant role. The first thing you should keep in mind when playing roulette is that the best roulette players are the ones that have the best knowledge of probability and mathematics. It is highly recommended that everyone that intended to play roulette well spend the proper amount of time studying the game. This is the only way you will be able to increase your skill from beginner to novice.
In general Roulette has a core of very simple rules that make it easy to start playing, but they get more complicated the more involved you become in the game. Roulette is played by spinning a metal ball, which is sometimes white, around a spinning wheel which is embedded in the roulette table. When the wheel and the ball lose their momentum, the ball falls into slopped edges of the wheel’s base and hits the metal frame of the carousel. The carousel, or wheel, has 37 slots that are labeled with numbers from 0 to 36. When the ball eventually comes to a complete stop in one of the slots, the number that is on that slot is the number that the ball has fallen on.
This number is the number that will be the winning number. If you have chose the winning number for your bet then you are a winner.
The winning number has several properties which may affect bets placed on the Roulette table layout. Unless it is Zero, it will either be High or Low, Red or Black, Odd or Even. It will also be in a particular Dozen and Column. The numbers on the wheel are displayed in this regular form on the table which is almost identical where ever you are in the world. You’ll notice that there is more to bet on than just numbers. There are:
Even Chances – Red, Black, etc.
- Dozens – 1 to12, 13 to 24, 25 to 36
- Columns – 1st, 2nd, 3rd
- Numbers – 1,2,3,4 etc.
- Splits – Between adjacent numbers
- Streets – Strips of three numbers
- Corners – The corner of four numbers
- Six-Lines – Strips of six numbers