Roulette is one of the most popular casino table games in the world. At first glance the layout of the roulette table may appear complicated, but roulette is actually a very easy game to understand and play. You simply have to learn the basic rules of the game and the proper etiquette when you play roulette. Roulette doesn’t move at a particularly fast pace – mainly because of the high number of bets being made. Hence, the players you see at a roulette game will be more laid back player than you’ll find at a craps table.
A bowl-shaped wheel with pockets numbered 0 through 36 is spun. (The American wheel has an additional number – the double-zero). The numbers 1 through 36 are evenly split between red and black, while 0 and 00 are green pockets. A small ivory ball is spun around the outer rim of the wheel in the opposite direction in which the wheel is spun. As the ball slows, it drops into one of the pockets on the wheel. Before the spin, you bet on which pocket the ball will drop into. There are many different types of bets allowed in the game of roulette.