Roulette, the simple and popular wheel of fortune has been around for centuries. It is the most popular gambling game and has been the favorite with the nobility in Europe for many centuries. Roulette has been the favorite with gamblers all over the world and it is said that the game was created in the late Middle East where the people used a small wheel to spin water to make a roulette.
Roulette betting is based on the number of chips that are rolled up or down the Roulette wheel, since more than one bet can be placed. The longer the number of chips, the higher the payoff; so if more than one person bets, it will increase the payoff odds. There is more than one way to place chips on the Roulette table and the player can use any of the three methods, “picks”, “rivals” or “flops”. In betting the minimum bet is three chips, which means that a player may place any combination of four chips on the table.
In playing Roulette one must follow the basic rules in making bets, and the winning is decided after one is done with all his/her bets. When betting, it is better to choose the hand and not the number of the cards. Most players follow the number of the cards first and then the type of bet they make. The player may bet all the chips at one go, but only if all his/her bets pay off. One should also keep in mind that all the bets add up to one’s final score and not just the winning bets.
The game starts with the house having the Roulette wheel and marked with ten small balls (called’spots’), each of them depicting a number from one to twenty-two. Every time the ball is rolled, the outcome is unpredictable. But after one wins a number of bets, called the ‘pot’, the wheel is’redialed’ and another pot containing ten more small balls is drawn. The bets made here are not cumulative, meaning that one can win more than the amount placed in the pot, but the more the number of bets played, the higher the possible payout. However, this rule may be bent when a wheel is’recalled’ (after the game), in which case, the bets placed are cumulative.
Roulette can be played in many ways. It is purely a game of chance, where luck is paramount. If playing online, the advantage is that you do not have to worry about losing money, as all your bets are done with virtual money, not real. However, if you want to play it real life, the traditional method of playing is the best way. Roulette can be played with a group of people, or simply by yourself. Wherever the game is played, there are always tables available, enabling everyone to have their turn.
A lot of money can be won through playing Roulette. While some people may see this as nothing more than an excuse for gambling, others may view it as a way of making a’steady income’. Either way, there is no denying the fun that can be had in playing the game and the thrill that can be induced through placing bets. Whether one plays Roulette for the excitement or for the possibility of making some easy money, it is a game that can be enjoyed by anyone.