Roulette is one of the easiest games to play and understand in the casino.
As usual the easier a game is to understand the greater the house edge, and roulette is no exception.
If you are looking for a easy to understand and slow paced table game, and are willing to sacrifice on the house edge, then you may like roulette.
If you want something more stimulating or with a decent return I would suggest looking at other games.
One difference between roulette and all other table games is that roulette chips have no value denomination printed on them.
This actually is the true definition of a chip, one which indicates its value is technically called a check.
The roulette table comes with six to eight sets of different colored chips, each set consisting of 300 chips. The house edge on all bets is 1/19, or 5.26%, except for the 0-00-1-2-3 combination, which carries a house edge of 7.89%.
When a player purchases chips he gets his own color and the value of each chip is the buy-in divided by the number of chips received. roulette wheel consists of 38 numbered slots: numbers 1 to 36, a zero, and a double zero. What most call "European roulette" is roulette played on a 37-number wheel, with one zero only. However, with one zero the house edge is cut to 1/37, or 2.70%, on all bets.
The dealer will place a token on top of the dealer's stack of that color of chips to indicate the value. The betting layout consists of every individual number as well as a host of "outside" bets on combinations of numbers. The term European roulette is somewhat of a misnomer because you can find single-zero roulette all over the world.
After the players make their bets, the dealer spins the wheel and a ball and after several seconds the ball will land in one of the numbered slots. In fact, it is the standard outside the United States.
The following table displays the available bets, the win (on a "to one" basis), and the probability of winning under U. Even in the United States you can find single-zero roulette in some high-limit rooms.
In Atlantic City, any all even money bets (red, black,odd, even, 1-18, 19-36) follow a variation of the European half-back rule (see below). French roulette is played on a single wheel and also features a favorable "en prison" or half-back rule.