Roulette is a gambling game where you place bets on different numbers. It has a wheel and a table. The wheel has 38 sections numbered 1 to 36 in alternating red and black, plus two green divisions labelled 0 and 00.

Each roulette table carries a placard that explains the minimum and maximum betting limits. This information should be studied before placing any bets.


The origin of roullete is not clear, but it is believed that the game emerged in 17th century France. It is thought to have combined elements of Roly Poly and Even Odd with the Italian game Biribi. The first documented reference to roulette was in a gambling regulations document published in New France (now Quebec, Canada) in 1758, which included the game on a list of banned games.

The game was popular with the French aristocracy in the 18 th century, and the wheel used then was similar to the one used today. Other anecdotal evidence suggests that the game may have started in Rome or Greece, where soldiers played a gambling game using shields with symbols printed on them. The shields were spun around, and bets placed on the symbol that would stop closest to an arrow.


Roulette games are available in a wide variety of versions, some with different rules or payouts. For example, a game of Double Ball Roulette uses two balls and offers the same types of bets as traditional European roulette but has lower payouts. Another variation is Triple Bonus Spin Roulette from IGT, which features a three-wheel layout and pays up to 1:12,000 for a straight bonus win. While it resembles the European version, this variant has French names for bets and a unique table layout. It also retains the house edge of 2.7%.

Other variations of roulette include Lightning Roulette from Evolution Gaming, which relies on multipliers to deliver high payouts.