Roulette is a casino game of chance that involves spinning a wheel and placing chips on the table. Understanding the rules can help you maximize your chances of winning and minimizing losses.

There are many different types of bets that can be placed on the roulette table. These wagers can be divided into two categories; inside and outside bets.


The game of roulette is believed to have originated in 17th century France. It is also thought that it is a combination of several other games including Roly Poly, Even Odd and Biribi. The first written reference to the game appeared in gambling regulations for New France (now Quebec, Canada) in 1758. This document included Roulette on a list of games that were banned.

It is widely believed that the modern roulette wheel was invented by French mathematician Blaise Pascal in his attempt to create a perpetual motion machine. Some people also believe that the game was introduced to Europe by Dominican monks who were deeply involved in Chinese culture. However, it was not until the late 18th century that the game reached its current form.