What is Roulette?


Roulette is a casino game that features a spinning wheel with different betting combinations. These betting combinations have different odds and payouts. These bets are known as inside and outside bets.

Before the dealer spins the wheel, players place chips on a specific betting mat. The precise placement of the chip indicates which bet is being made.


The origin of roulette is unclear. There are a number of different theories, including that it was invented by 17th-century French mathematician Blaise Pascal, or that it originated in China and was brought to Europe by Dominican monks. Regardless of its origin, roulette has become one of the most popular games in casinos and gambling houses around the world. It is played on a table with a wheel, and players place bets by placing chips on the betting area, the precise location of which indicates the amount that the player has bet. The ball then rolls around the wheel and comes to rest in one of the 38 (or 37 on modern European/Latin American tables) divisions that surround it. Its name is derived from the French phrase “Roulette” meaning ‘Small Wheel’.