The favorite game of roulette is a fixture in a high number of casinos around the world. The rules are straightforward, you select the amount of your chips and shift them towards the markings on the table that include number, evens/odds value, or a color (typically red or black) and if you are feeling extraordinarily lucky, you might even go for the number 0 green slot (including 00 slots for American variants) for the highest payout. Some patrons play online slots at Slotsbaby and gamble on a few slots to multiply their winnings.

To understand the game better, let us examine its origins and rules 


There are numerous theories as to who exactly invented the tabletop game, but it is widely believed that a French scientist named Blaise Pascal was responsible for its creation in 1655. It should not come as a surprise that Blaise was a physicists and mathematician since roulette in its unrigged form, is strongly dependent on both disciplines he had mastered.  Roulette is translated into French for little wheel.’’ Now, down to the more technical aspects of the game.

The person who handles the roulette bets and tosses the white ball into its spinning wheel is known as the croupier. The betting table is marked into grids, which reflect the possible areas where the ball could land within. Once bets are finalized, the wheel is spun while the white ball is placed about a track at the outer edge of the wheel.

Bets are divided into three categories: outside, inside and announced bets. 

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Inside Bets

Inside bets deal with specific numbers and involves placing chips on digits, some examples are Straight bets that target only one number by placing chips within the box of a number, Corner bets, which involves placing chips on the shared corner of four numbers so all of them are bet on this bet is also known as a square bet and street bets that involve 3 consecutive numbers situated in a line, the chips are placed on the outer corner of rows.

Outside Bets

Outside Bets do not involve specific numbers and usually relates to a pool of conditions such as odd even, columns, or higher (19-36) / lower (values 1-18) and is related to non-number fields situated on the board.

Called/Announced Bets

Finally, there are Called/Announced Bets, which are specialized bets typically found in the French or European versions of the game. Neighbour is an example of this category, a 5-number bet which involves a specific number, and two numbers from each of its side. There is a separate section known as the’ racetrack’’ for connoisseurs who wish to invest their share in the bet. This is useful for an astute observer who has picked up a trend in the actions of the croupier.


Other examples of called/announced bets include Voisins Du Zero, which targets the numbers surrounding zero within the roulette wheel. Values include 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2 and 25. There is also a type of bet on the numbers that do not belong to the main roulette systems: Voisins du Zero and Tiers du Cylindre, otherwise known as Orphelins/orphans and involves 9, 31, 14, 20 and 17, 34 and 6 on the other side of the table. Now that you know the basics, it is time to spin the wheel and see if fortune truly favors the bold!