What is Roulette?

Roulette is a casino game in which you place bets on either individual numbers or groupings of numbers. You can also bet on the color red or black, and whether the number is high (passe) or low (19-36).

Bets are placed by placing chips on a betting mat. You can make bets until the croupier announces “no more bets”. The house edge is based on the type of bet you make.


There are many stories about the origin of roulette, but the truth is that it is impossible to know exactly how it started. The most accepted theory is that it was invented by a French mathematician named Blaise Pascal in 1655, who was trying to produce the first perpetual motion machine. However, there are also stories that claim that the game is based on English games like Roly Poly and Ace of hearts and Italian games such as Biribi and Hoca. Regardless of its origin, roulette has evolved into the modern form we play today. The name roullete is believed to come from its French roots, meaning “little wheel.” It has become one of the most popular casino games in the world.