Roullete (from French, meaning little wheel) is a casino game in which players place bets on a single number, various groups of numbers, the colors red and black, whether the number is odd or even, or if it is high (19-36) or low (1-18). The game, which was developed in the 18th century, is one of the most popular games in Monte Carlo.
The Roulette wheel is a solid, slightly convex wooden disk with metal partitions or frets around its perimeter. Thirty-six of the compartments on a European roulette wheel are painted alternately red and black, while two green compartments on American wheels carry the symbols 0 and 00. A croupier, who is also the dealer, spins the wheel and throws a ball into it to determine which bets win.
When a player’s bet wins, the dealer places a small buck or “puck” displaystyle on the table to indicate its value and parcels out the winning chips. The player’s original chips, if they are not requested to be returned, remain on the table until the next decision. This allows the game to continue with other players.