How to play Roulette

Roulette is a glamourous European game, it’s the game that the countess of somewhere would probably play on her trips to Monte Carlo. Everyone has a vague idea of how Roulette works, and it really is quite simple (even the French version isn’t much more complicated, but more on that later).

Roulette wheels have either 37 (European) or 38 (US) coloured and numbered slots around the outside. Players place their bets, the dealer spins the wheel, drops the ball in, and eventually the ball comes to rest in one hole. Some people win and some lose. Bets are paid out and it happens all over again.

Most wheels in the United States have the numbers from 1-36 (red or black, with 18 of each), a zero and a double zero (green).

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