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Roulette is one of the most popular casino games out there. As you might expect from the game’s name, which is French for “little wheel,” the game started in France, then spread to the rest of the world. However, it is not purely a French product, being an amalgam of many different games, some of which were British.

This is a game of chance. The object is to bet correctly on where a small ball will come to rest when dropped onto a spinning wheel. The wheel is divided into numbered pockets, and you try to guess which pocket or what type of pocket it will drop into.

It is true that most gambling games, even the most skill-heavy ones, contain an element of chance. However, chance certainly rules the game of Roulette. Once a player has placed his or her wager, he can no longer make any other decisions affecting the outcome of the spin. From then on, it is all up to Lady Luck.


The more specific your bet is, the lower your chances of winning, but the higher your potential payout if you happen to be correct. For example, you may bet on the color of the pocket on which the ball will come to rest. You have about a 50% chance of guessing correctly. If you are right, you will get even money on your wager, which means that you will simply get the bet back, plus a payout of an equal amount. You can, if you wish, make bets on a range of numbers, or even on one particular pocket.


It is very difficult to come up with a strategy for a game of chance. Some people have tried to use what is known as the Martingale Strategy, which means to double your bet from one round to the other, whether or not you win or lose. However, do not count on good results. Keep in mind that each spin is an independent event. It is entirely possible for you to keep losing. The wheel does not “owe” you a win after a long losing streak.

Roullette Online

The Advantages of Online Roulette

The most obvious benefits of playing Roulette online have to do with convenience. You will not have to travel to a casino. Furthermore, you will not have to worry so much about observing the rules of Roulette etiquette. If you play on a computer, there is no concern about whether or not the Roulette table is already too crowded, and the dealer will decide not to take your bet. You will not be expected to tip the dealer, either—a practice which has become par for the course at many brick and mortar casinos. You can also eat, drink, and smoke as you please. Many casinos have restrictions on smoking. Drinking and eating at the table may not be technically forbidden at some live Roulette tables, but there is always the danger of spilling something on the table and having to shell out money for a heavy fine.

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