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A well-known game of chance called roulette has an uncertain historical past. According to some researchers, Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, is credited with creating it in the 17th century. Others, who base their claims on archaeological digs, assert that the earliest versions of roulette date to the Classical Period in Greece. Whatever the case, experts claim that the roulette wheel in its contemporary form originated in the 19th century and was then separated into two distinct variants of French and American roulette. The French title for roulette means “small wheel,” which is a fitting moniker given that the sectored wheel serves as the game’s foundation. The richness, glitz, and grandeur of Las Vegas are now synonymous with roulette, and generations of gamblers in New Zealand and throughout the world have enjoyed their time spinning the roulette wheel and watching the jumping ball for years.


Online roulette has become a mainstay on numerous gambling websites since the emergence of online casinos at the start of the 2000s. There are more than a dozen variations, but the European, American, and French roulette games are the most common. Any game must have a wheel and a table arrangement with several bet sections as its main components. Online roulette provides a convenient graphic interface that mimics casino chips of different values, unlike land-based roulette, where players utilize casino chips to place their wagers. Choosing one or more chips, followed by clicking or tapping on the necessary area on the grid of the table, places a bet. Each table has a specific betting range, which often starts at $1 and goes up to hundreds of dollars. It’s essential to keep in mind that some tables also accept play money bets.

There are 37 numbers on the grid for European and French roulette, but there are 38 numbers on the table for American roulette. Both inside and outside wagers are available. The fields for outside bets are outside the grid, but inside bets can be made on any number or combination of digits present in the grid. For each type of wager, the odds of winning and associated payouts vary, with outside chances covering many digits at once, offering the best odds. In online roulette, there are several different bet types available.

Straight. It covers one number and offers a 35:1 (European) or 36:1 payout (American).
Six Line, Split, Street, and Square. These, in that order, cover 2, 3, 4, and 6.
Dozens. The first, second, and third dozen are the available possibilities in an outside wager.
Columns. Any three boxes labeled “2 to 1” may receive the wager, which covers 12 digits. It pays out 2:1 for each column.
Even/odd, low/high, and all other outside wagers have the highest odds (almost 50%) and the little payoff (1:1).
The 37 (or 38) numbers on a roulette wheel are not placed randomly as they might appear at first look but in a precise order. There are certain parallels between the designs of European and American wheels despite their differences in the configuration: It is impossible to find consecutive red and black numbers since they always appear in an alternating sequence. A smooth distribution is also used for even/odd and low/high values. Due to the American wheel’s numerous violations of this structure, some experts believe it to be less balanced than the one-zero wheel.