Roullete (or Roulette) is a casino game that involves spinning a ball in a circular wheel to determine the winning number or grouping of numbers. A player can place a bet on a single number, various groups of numbers, the color red or black, or whether the number is odd or even. The game is very popular and can be found in casinos all over the world.

The roulette wheel is made from a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape with metal compartments, called frets by croupiers, around its edge. Thirty-six of the compartments are painted alternately red and black; the remaining two, numbered 0 and 1, are green (American wheels have a second green compartment, labelled 00). Each spin of the wheel results in the ball landing in one of the thirty-six colored compartments.

Each roulette table carries a placard that describes the minimum and maximum bets. Players should set a budget before they hit the tables and choose a table that allows them to play within their limits. If you win a round, it is best to cash out your chips as soon as possible and not dip into your winnings to make additional bets.

A variety of betting strategies exist for roulette, some simple and some complicated. A basic strategy is to start with small bets and increase the size of your bets as you gain experience. Another strategy is to use the scoreboards at a roulette table to determine which numbers are “hot” and bet on them accordingly.

Although Roulette is an iconic casino game, it is not as popular in the United States as slot machines, video poker, blackjack, or craps. However, it still draws large crowds in Europe, particularly Monte Carlo.