Organizing a Coffee Or Lunch Roulette at Your Company


In a world where 79% of employees feel more isolated since going remote and where inter-departmental knowledge gaps continue to grow, it is crucial that companies foster relationships at all levels within the organization. One effective way to do so is to organize a coffee or lunch roulette, where employees are randomly grouped together to spark genuine conversations. This breaks down invisible formal barriers that hinder communication and can lead to silo mentality and disjointed thinking.

While there are many different types of roulette games, the most common is double zero American Roulette. There are also several variations of online European roulette. Regardless of the type of roulette being played, the game’s rules are mostly the same. There are, however, some differences in the table and wheel layouts as well as some specific betting options that players can choose from.

A roulette wheel consists of a series of divisions around the edge that are numbered from 1 to 36 and alternate between red and black. There is also an extra green division labelled 0 on the American roulette table.

Prior to rolling the ball, players place their bets by laying them on a betting mat. These bets can cover individual numbers, groups of numbers based on their position or even whether they are odd or even. In most casinos, the bets are made with special roulette chips. They are color-coded to distinguish them from regular casino chips and have a special French name, which is important to know as they all come with their own unique payout odds.

There are two roulette rules that make the French version of the game stand out from its American counterpart. The en prison rule gives players the option to cash out their bet or put it “in prison” and remain on the table until the next spin if they hit 0. The other rule is La partage, which is French for ‘sharing’ and allows players to recover half of their even money bets if the ball hits a zero.

Another roulette bet that is unique to the French version of the game is the neighbours bet, which covers a number and 2 neighboring numbers on either side. This bet is placed on the special racetrack betting section and is not available in all online roulette games. Despite the fact that it is difficult to master, the neighbours bet offers some of the highest pay-out odds. It is recommended that beginners start off with this bet as it offers a high chance of winning. If you are not comfortable placing this bet, it is best to avoid it altogether as it will only increase your chances of losing money. Nevertheless, the neighbours bet is an excellent alternative to other popular roulette bets like the top and bottom or red and black. The latter two bets have a much higher house edge. The tiers bet is another excellent alternative and is located opposite to the Voisins du Zero.