Perhaps the most ‘aristocratic’ of games, the French Roulette inspired one of the greatest writers of all times, Fyodor Dostoevsky, as well as countless novels, famous films, poems, plays and songs. It is the icon of gambling, even though its positive odds are widely recognized.
The easiest bet, on a single number, pays 35 to 1: the numbers on the wheel go from 0 to 36, which means that you have 1/37 change of winning.
The croupier awaits you: place your bet and attentively follow the disposition of your chips on the table in order to avoid misunderstandings.
You can play on 18 numbers: red or black, even or odd, ‘manque’ (1 to 18) or ‘passe’ (19 to 36); or else on 12 numbers, with dozens or columns; on six, with six numbers on two rows; on four, with the ‘carré’; finally on two, with a split bet. Once your bet is placed all depends on the legendary ball..
Rien ne va plus!