Roullete (french for wheel game) is a casino game that involves betting on a single number, various groups of numbers, the color red or black, whether the number is odd or even, and if it is high (19-36) or low (1-18). The house edge for roulette bets is generally lower than that for craps but higher than that of blackjack.
The game’s croupiers accept bets in the form of chips that are valued at 1 to 500. When the game is between decisions, the dealer puts down a small, symbolled object that sits in the centre of the table and indicates the value each bet will have. Then, the dealer parcels out each player’s chips with this value written on them.
The roulette wheel is a solid wooden disk, slightly convex, with metal separators around its circumference. Thirty-six of these compartments, painted alternately black and red, are numbered nonconsecutively from one to 36; on European wheels a compartment at the circumference, coloured green, carries the inscription 0. On American Roulette wheels, there is an extra area labelled 00.