Roulette – The Devil’s Game: An Overview

Casino games are quite different from every other kind of game. You may have heard of some before, the poker game, slot and so on. The one we would be discussing in this article is the one which has been nicknamed the devil’s game, roulette.

Playing the game requires you to have a level of skill on your side and plenty of luck

The game as said earlier is a casino game, named after a French word meaning the little wheel, which may or may not have been developed from the Italian game Biribi.

In this game, the player may choose to place a bet on any single number, with various grouping as and with colours red and black either even or odd, depending on how high (19-36) or how low 1-18) the numbers are.

If the croupier wants to determine who the winning number is, he or she spins a wheel in one direction and then spins the ball in the opposite around a tilted circular track. Then the ball loses momentum and passes through an area of detectors where it then falls onto the here and to one of the thirty-seven,  that is single-zero or the thirty-eight, double-zero,  or thirty-nine, triple zero coloured and numbered pockets on the wheel. Wherever the ball drops, whoever placed a bet or whoever won the bet is paid.

Winning At Roulette

Rules in playing

There are various sets of rules that govern playing this casino game. When a bet is placed inside, it either selects the exact number of pockets it lands in or a small range of pockets used based on their closeness to the layout. Some players bet on the outside of their pocket. Those willing to do so will select bets on the larger positional grouping of the pocket, the pocket colour or whether the winning number will be odd or even. The payout odds on each of these bets are usually based on their probability.

The types of bets in this game are classified into

  • Inside bet
  • Outside bet

Why do we call it a devil’s game?

The wheel of this game from both 0 and 00 is sometimes referred to as the Devil’s game because all its numbers add up to 666 which as we all know is termed the number of the beast, according to the Bible. It could also be because this game either sends its players to hell, that is, drain their pockets or credit their savings.