Why Is Roulette Such A Fun Game?

Published on February 13th, 2009 10:02 pm EST

Why is roulette such a popular game?

Why do people playing roulette at the local casino seem to be having so much fun?

The answer is easy: roulette is a very social, fun game that is also very easy to learn.

couple playing roulette and smilingThe very construction of a roulette table lends itself to the social nature of the game.

A roulette table allows dozens of people to play, whereas a blackjack table will only allow for a handful at most.

There is also very little involved in betting on roulette. All you need to do is place your chips down and watch to see where the ball ends up. Other casino games are much more intricate and involved - with roulette, you can easily load up on the alcohol and still play fairly competently. If you are drinking up a storm while playing blackjack or roulette, then you can easily suffer heavy losses due to your sloppy play.

In roulette, players don't bet against each other, which helps to increase the social aspect of the game. In a game like poker, players are actively competing against each other and then creates a much more tense and hostile atmosphere.

Roulette is also very, very easy to learn. Sure, you can engage in some more complex bets, but you can also keep things ridiculously simple. If you want to bet on "red", then you simply put your chips down on red and that's it. Your work is done. If the ball lands on a red square, then you win. If it lands on something else, then you lose.

How much simpler can you get than that?

There are reasons why roulette is such a popular game.

It's fun.

It's simple.

It's social.

You can't get much better than that.