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Your Guide to Roulette 
It's one of the most traditional and easily recognisable games found in nearly every casino around.

Roulette has an incredibly long and rich history and it’s a game that has been enjoyed for centuries and one which even to this day is hugely successful and one that remains the preferred choice for both avid gamblers and even newcomers to the casino world.

Nowadays this traditional and iconic game has evolved effortlessly for the new and rising digital market, enjoying fresh interest from a whole new generation of gamers. And thankfully it's a game that is not only easy to understand but also one that can be a wholly enjoyable experience.
Roulette Table Layout
Roulette has been around for hundreds of years in some form or another. Its origins stretch back to the end of the 17th century when French inventor Blaise Pascal accidentally constructed the wheel for the game whilst studying probabilities on his search to create a perpetual motion machine.

In 1843 it was fellow Frenchmen François and Louis Blanc who developed this invention into a single zero-styled wheel that we now recognise as the classic European Roulette wheel. The game has evolved over the centuries and even here in the 21st century the game is still evolving thanks to the rise of the smartphone generation and the growing popularity in mobile-based gaming.

For those just starting out with the game learning how to play roulette will be happy to know that the basics are very straightforward. Whilst the wheel is spinning and the dealer holds the ball each player must place his or her bet(s) on the roulette table.

The table itself is made up of a grid of numbers that represent each numbered pocket on the wheel; these are known as ‘inside bets’.

Along with this there are other blocks that give you the chance to place alternative type bets, such as whether the number the ball ends up on with be odd or even, coloured red or black and so forth; these are known as ‘outside bets’.

The dealer will call “no more bets” and drop the ball into the spinning wheel which will eventually come to rest in one of the pockets. Each winning payout is based on the odds of the ball landing on that number or colour.

When you start talking about odds you may feel a little overwhelmed but once you familiarise yourself with the procedure of play you’ll soon get to grips with the process. Inside bets are made on a single number or a combination of numbers shown on the board.

There are various ways to place these types of bets. They can be placed directly on a number, across adjacent numbers or alongside a row of certain numbers to incorporate a combination of numbers for a bet.

Many people opt for outside bets due to their reasonable pay-out rates, despite having a higher probability of winning. These types of bets include many 50-50 options such as red/black, odd/even or high/low.

You also have the chance to select a dozen bet (which includes 3 sections of 12 numbers), a column bet (which also includes 12 numbers) and also a snake bet (which also acts as a 12-number bet which snakes across the betting table.

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