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Get Lucky in the Small Wheel of Fortune

Do you know the gambling and casino game named after a French word? This popular game is called Roulette, which in French means 'small wheel'. In this game, a dealer spins a wheel in one direction, and then spins a ball in the opposite direction. Running around the wheel's rim is a tilted, circular surface. The ball will then fall eventually on to the wheel and into one of 37 (European roulette) or 38 (American roulette) number and colored slots on the wheel. Bets are placed by players on the winning number, color of the pocket, whether the number is odd, whether the number is even, etc.

The wheel is one very important component of the Roulette game. Its main slots are numbered 1 to 36. These are alternating in color, which are black and red. These slots are not placed in numerical order around the wheel, and there can be times that consecutive numbers have the same color. A standard Roulette wheel has a green slot with the number 0. In American roulette, a second green slot is marked with a 00.

There are many betting styles involved in Roulette. Players can even place a variety of these bets. There are the "inside" bets wherein a player selects the number of the slot the ball will land in or the range of slots depending on their position. There are also the "outside" bets, which include selecting the various positional groupings of slots, slot colors, or whether the slots have odd or even numbers in them. Somehow a certain level of mathematics is involved in this game because the payout odds for each type of bet placed by a player is based on the bet's probability. Depending on the house rules, there are no minimum or maximum bets. Until the dealer announces that no more bets should be placed players can continue betting.

Many players over the years have tried to beat the game by using different techniques and strategies to predict what slot the ball will fall in to. They have tried to use wearable computers, computers placed in shoes, seeking out rigged wheels, laser scanners and even mobile phones. But one very famous person named Albert Einstein allegedly stated that, "You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it."

Just like any gambling or casino game, Roulette is mostly a game of chance. One cannot use psychic powers to predict the balls outcome. There is also no chance of a casino giving you any kind of Roulette tips and tricks. It's all pretty simple, Roulette, just like in the game of life, sometimes you're lucky and sometimes you aren't.