Roulette became socially acceptable through the French bourgeois and intellectual movement in the 17th/18th century. The name “roulette” comes from the French word “roue” (wheel), an allusion to the centrepiece of the game: the turntable in the roulette wheel, an ingenious precision machine with 37 numbered pockets (zero and the numbers 1 to 36), coloured alternately red and black, with one green pocket (zero).
Bets are placed on equivalent number fields on a felt-covered table, the “tableau”. Here you place your chips on numbers or on combinations of numbers, on red or black or on even or odd numbers. While you’re still placing your last bets, the croupier throws the ball into the bowl against the direction of rotation of the disc and stops the betting by saying “No more bets!” The ball circles quickly at first, then gets slower and slower – until, at the decisive moment, it falls into the one of the numbered pockets. Pure fascination!
In American Roulette, the game goes a little faster. The number of players is smaller and you largely bet your chips yourself. It’s mainly played with American chips. Simply ask the croupier for a free colour. You determine the value of your colour yourself and the croupier marks it with an appropriate value chip in the marking rack.
If you want to end your game and leave the table, you must first get the croupier to exchange your American chips for value chips, as your American chips are only valid at the table where the value of your colour is marked.
In the classic game, you can try your luck at 6 modern TouchBet Roulette stations. The game is played in the same way as French Roulette. You can choose between a total of three different pots and place your bets on your private tableau, which is easily operated via a touch screen. Then choose the amount of your bet and place your bet with a tap of your finger on the screen. The betting options are comparable to those of a real roulette table. You can choose between Plein, Cheval, Carré, Transversale pleine or Transversale simple as well as any other combinations. Series, such as the Zero game, are also possible on the virtual surface. You can conveniently place your last bet combination again using the repeat button. The minimum and maximum bets are displayed on the machines.