Roulette is a casino game that involves spinning a small ball on a wheel to determine the winning number. There are many different types of bets that can be placed in this game, and the payouts can vary depending on what bet is made. In most cases, the maximum bet is 40 chips.

When a player wins a bet they are paid out the amount of their wager. They are not able to place new bets until the wheel is in-between decisions. The dealer will then tell the players how much each of their roulette chips will pay out based on where they are located.

The wheel is a solid wooden disk slightly convex in shape with a metal separator or fret around its perimeter. Thirty-six of these compartments are painted alternately red and black, and are numbered nonconsecutively from 1 to 36. There is also a green compartment on European wheels, and two green compartments on American wheels that carry the signs 0 and 00.

Players place their chips on a betting layout that covers most of the table surface. The chips can be bet on individual numbers, various groupings of numbers, color (red or black), and whether the number is odd or even.

The Basics of Roulette