The roulette wheel is a rotating circle with notches on the end. The ball goes around the edge of the pan that the disk is sitting in, until eventually everything lines up and the ball is dropped into the notches.
The notches are numbered – one to thirty-six – and have a pattern that goes between the color red and the color black. There is a single green slot numbered 0. In America, there are two, one marked 00 – this statistically makes the game worse than it is in Europe.
People will put their bets by setting their chips down on the betting mat, usually on the number or color that they’re betting on. Roulette has its origins in France. If the table you’re playing on is traditional, French terms will still be used even if the area being played in is English speaking or another language. In the US, a different mat and English terms are used.Read more