Roulette is one of the simpler table games. The game involves a wheel with 37 numbers from 0 to 36 with some games including a double 0 for a total of 38. American Roulette has the full 38 slots while European Roulette omits the double 0 for a total of 37. The numbers are not arranged consecutively. Numbers are positioned opposite the corresponding high and low number. 1 is on the opposite side of 2 and so on and so forth until 35 is opposite 36. Red numbers and black numbers are opposite each other.
The roulette wheel is left spinning at all times. The wheel is accelerated to higher speeds when a game is initiated. The ivory ball is launched in the opposite direction. The opposite forces on the ball from the wheel and its own momentum slow it down quickly. The result is the falling into one of the 37 or 38 slots on the wheel.
Betting in roulette is also fairly straightforward. There are many different types of bets. The roulette table uses special color-coded chips that correspond to the different players at each table. There are 6 inside bets and 3 outside bets for 9 total. The inside bets correspond to the area with all the numbers displayed. Outside bets are naturally placed outside this area. The following table will simplify the different types of bets available: