Roulette, (from French: “small wheel”), gambling game in which players bet on which red or black numbered compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball (spun in the opposite direction) will come to rest within. Bets are placed on a table marked to correspond with the compartments of the wheel. It is played in casinos worldwide. Roulette is a banking game, and all bets are placed against the bank—that is, the house, or the proprietor of the game.

The game is played with a small wheel and a ball. You place a bet with money or so called chips and place it on a number varied between 0 – 36.

The sequence of the game

First, players need to purchase one or more stacks of colored chips from the dealer. Every player uses chips with different color, so that there is no confusion about each person’s bet. Every chip will usually equal the table minimum. In most cases it could range between 25 cents and 1 US dollar, but, however, the dealer could be asked to set a higher table minimum;
Second, players need to place one or more chips on a particular number;
Third, the dealer spins the ball;
And fourth, in case the ball comes to rest in a pocket with their number on it, players will profit.

It is possible for players to place other types of bets as well. They can bet on adjacent numbers, on all the red numbers, or on all the odd numbers. Almost every bet can be placed against one and the same house percentage, so that no concerns are arisen that some of the bets may appear advantageous to others.

The value of every chip is dependent on the amount the player paid for the stack. In case he/she pays more than the table minimum, the dealer will usually place a special marker (a ”lamer”) on the rim of the wheel. This way the dealer will be reminded of what the player’s chips are worth. Chips for the game can be purchased with cash or with regular casino chips, which the player got from the main cashier or from another table game. When a person is done playing, the dealer will exchange his/her remaining roulette chips for regular casino chips.

It is worth noting that players cannot remove the colored roulette chips from the table. These chips cannot be used for other purposes, while their value is known only to the dealer, from whom players purchased them. At times, a player may participate in the game with cash or with regular casino chips. However, this is possible unless another player steps up to the table and does the same. In such a case, one of the players might be asked to purchase the colored roulette chips. This is usually done in order to prevent confusion.