A popular game of chance using a wheel divided into 37 (Europe) or 38 (North America) spaces, each of which has a compartment to hold the roulette ball. The spaces are numbered 1 to 36, (half red and half black, half odd and half even) plus a green space marked 0, and in North America, another marked 00. This tilts the odds in favour of the house.

  /\     /\
 /  \   /  \
/    \ /    \
|  0  |  00 |
+---+---+---+----+-----+
|r1 |b2 |r3 |    | low |
+---+---+---+    | 1 - |
|b4 |r5 |b6 | 1st| 18  |
+---+---+---+    +-----+
|r7 |b8 |r9 | doz|     |
+---+---+---+    | even|
|b10|b11|r12|    |     |
+---+---+---+----+-----+
|b13|r14|b15|    |     |
+---+---+---+    | red |
|r16|b17|r18| 2nd|     |
+---+---+---+    +-----+
|r19|b20|r21| doz|     |
+---+---+---+    |black|
|b22|r23|b24|    |     |
+---+---+---+----+-----+
|r25|b26|r27|    |     |
+---+---+---+    | odd |
|b28|b29|r30| 3rd|     |
+---+---+---+    +-----+
|b31|r32|b33| doz| high|
+---+---+---+    | 19- |
|r34|b35|r36|    | 36  |
+---+---+---+----+-----+
|1st|2nd|3rd|
|col|col|col|
+---+---+---+
Payoffs:
Straight up
One number bet. Pays 35 to 1.
Column
Twelve number bet. Covers the entire column of numbers. Pays 2 to 1
Dozen
Twelve number bet. Covers the entire dozen. Pays 2 to 1
Even-Money
Eighteen number bet. These are the bets on the far right of the diagram above: red/black, even/odd, high/low. Pays 1 to 1
Split
Two number bet. Placed on the border between two numbers. Pays 17 to 1
Trio
Three number bet. Placed on the left edge, covers all three numberson that row. Pays 11 to 1
Corner
Four number bet. Placed at the corner of four numbers, covering all of them. Pays 8 to 1
Five Number
Five number bet. Placed at the intersection of '0' and '1' on the left edge. This covers the numbers '1', '2', '3', '0' and '00'. Pays 6 to 1
Six Number
Six number bet. Placed on the left edge at the junction of two numbers. Covers all 6 numbers in both rows. Pays 5 to 1.

Systems of betting

Roulette :: System of a Down :: Steal This Album :: 2002

Roulette is the fifteenth track on System of a Down's autumn 2002 offering, Steal this Album. It is the outlying track on the album. Instead of being another sometimes painfully similar heavy guitar, power-chord saturated song, it is one of the most beautiful they have ever created. The roster of instruments is acoustic guitar, cello, and mandolin, which all fuse together perfectly.

I immediately fell in love with this song's pace and key, it's just perfect for me. Though the overly nasal backup vocals are a little overbearing at time, and unnecessary at that, the rest compensates for this.

I have a problem that I can not explain
I have no reason why it should've been so plain
I have no questions but i sure have excuse
I lack the reason why I should be so confused

I know, how I feel when i'm around you
I don't know, how I feel when i'm around you

around you

Left a message, but it aint a bit of use
I have some pictures but what might be the deuce
Today you saw, you saw me, you explained
playing the show when running down the plane

I know, how I feel when I'm around you
I don't know, how I feel when i'm around you
I, I know, how I feel when i'm around you
I, don't know, how i feel when i'm around you

around you

I, I know, how I feel when i'm around you
I, don't know, how I feel when i'm around you
I, I know, how I feel when I'm around you
I, don't know, how I feel when I'm around you

around you
around you
around you...

around you


I also tabbed the song because I love you. I know that SOAD usually plays drop-d or CGCFAD with their guitars, and Daron even plays a baritone guitar now, but I tabbed it in standard tuning anyway. I feel this song can appeal to anyone, not just "hardcore" CGCFAD SOAD fans.

  Guitar Riff           play ad infinitum (or ad 3min 21sec)
E||------------------|------------------|------------------|
B||------------------|------------------|------------------|
G||---8-----8--------|12----------7-----|---10--------10---|
D||------------------|------------------|------------------|
A||------------------|------------------|------------------|
E||-8----88----88/11-|----11-11/6----66/|-9------9--9------|

------------------||
------------------||
--------5-------7-||
------------------||
------------------||
--9/4-4----44/6---||


  Mandolin Bridge arr. for Guitar                play twice
E||-8----8-10-11-----|-10-11-13------10-|-11-13-11-10/8-10-|
B||------------------|------------------|------------------|
G||------------------|------------------|------------------|
D||------------------|------------------|------------------|
A||------------------|------------------|------------------|
E||------------------|------------------|------------------|


-11-10-8-8--------|------------------|------------------|
-----------8-8----|-8-9-11-9-8/6-8-9-|-8-6-6------------|
------------------|------------------|-------3-3--------|
------------------|------------------|------------------|
------------------|------------------|------------------|
------------------|------------------|------------------|

----------------/8|
-4/6\4-4-3-3-1----|
-5/7\6-6-3-3-1----|
------------------|
------------------|
------------------|

Guitar ends on something like this.  (or it doesn't and my
mistake of not tabbing it in drop-d comes back to haunt me.)
E||---||
A||-0-||
D||-0-||
G||-9-||
B||-9-||
E||-7-||

The chorus is a bit different, but it follows the same pattern. Just messing with that progression for a few bars should get you there. Simple.

if you have got any corrections or that isn't even a mandolin, please msg me. thanks.

Rou*lette" (?), n. [F., properly, a little wheel or ball. See Rouleau, Roll.]

1.

A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game.

2. (Fine Arts)

(a)

A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to order to produce rows of dots.

(b)

A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.

3. (Geom.)

the curve traced by any point in the plane of a given curve when the latter rolls, without sliding, over another fixed curve. See Cycloid, and Epycycloid.

 

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Rou*lette" (?), n.

A small toothed wheel used to make short incisions in paper, as a sheet of postage stamps to facilitate their separation.

 

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Rou*lette", v. t.

To make short incisions in with a roulette; to separate by incisions made with a roulette; as, to roulette a sheet of postage stamps.

 

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