Roulette really holds that appeal because if your number is hit, it pays off at odds of about 35-1. That is a pretty good reason to play roulette. Another reason that people really enjoy roulette is its simplicity. Roulette is really easy to understand. You pick a number or a color and wait for the ball to roll around.
It doesn't get much simpler than that. There are a number of roulette systems out there, but most people like the simple approach of red/black, odd/even, or just picking a number. I liken roulette in some ways to horse racing because you get a new game every few minutes to wager on.
The game is over in a few seconds after the ball lands, and you start again. It is very exciting watching the ball spin, and it is even more exciting when it lands on your number. Roulette is a game that appeals to most everyone. If you are a conservative player, then betting red/black or odd/even will appeal to you.
If you are a long shot player then picking a single number will hold some appeal. You should know that the odds in roulette are in the house's favor, but it is not a ridiculous percentage. If you can find a wheel with a single zero then the odds are only 2.7 percent against you.
Usually the wheel will have zero and double zero, so the odds are 5.26 percent in favor of the house. These odds are difficult to overcome in the long-term, but people play roulette for the excitement, and in the short-term, so just over 5% against us doesn't seem too bad.
There are many systems for roulette like the Martingale or the parlay system, but for the most part systems will get you into long-term trouble. They are sometimes successful in the short run, and can definitely benefit you during a streak. Roulette is a game of excitement and of simplicity.
Following the ball as it spins is exciting, and hitting a 35-1 shot is always something to look forward to. No matter where you go in a casino you are likely to see roulette because it appeals to everyone.
The average gambler understands hitting a number can pay off well, and even the player that doesn't take many risks likes the almost 50-50 propositions of red/black or odd/even. Roulette is definitely a game that has withstood the test of time and is a game that you should enjoy the next time you play.