Roullete, sometimes spelled Roulette, is a casino game that offers glamour, mystery, and excitement to gamblers. It is a very popular game in Europe. However, it does not draw large crowds in the United States like slots, video poker, blackjack, or craps.
There is some mathematical depth to the game, but it is primarily a game of chance. Many different systems have been developed, some very simple and some extremely complex. A simple search on the Internet will return millions of results describing systems that can improve the odds of winning.
Regardless of the strategy chosen, the most important thing is to set a budget before entering a casino and stick to it. This will ensure that the player never loses money by betting more than he can afford to.
A Roulette Wheel
The game of roulette was probably derived in the 17th century from a combination of Roly Poly and even-odd, games which involved betting on numbered tickets to be drawn from a bag; and Biribi, an Italian lottery-like game. The present layout and wheel structure for roulette were adopted in about 1790. The colors red and black and the numbers 1-36 were selected to distinguish it from other games with similar rules. The green compartments for zeroes on European-style wheels (and American ones) were added about a decade later. Until the early 1900s, the wheels were painted white, then black and finally changed to red in an effort to prevent cheating by placing devices in them.