The name roulette is derived from the French word for “little wheel”. The roulette wheel is composed of alternating red and black slots allotted with numbers. The objective of the game is a straightforward prediction of the numbered in which the ball will land.
The croupier turns the spinning wheel announcing that there are “no more bets”. When the wheel loses momentum and comes to a stop, the ball lands in one of the numbered pockets. The croupier announces the outcome and marks the winning number. There is no competition between the players as the game of roulette is played against the casino.
The number of online slots varies depending on the type of roulette. American wheels have 38 slots with two zeros. This gives the player a bigger handicap and increases the casino advantage to 5.4%. European and French wheels are more attractive with their 37 slots. They only have one zero, making the casino advantage only 2.7%.
La Partage rule (or surrender) is used in French roulette and applies only to even money bets. The rule states that that the outcome of the spin come up as zero, the player can take back half of his bet. This rule decreases the casino advantage by another half to 1.35%.