ROULETTE WHEEL LAYOUTS
The American Wheel Layout
This wheel has 38 partitions that are numbered from 1 to 36 plus
0 and 00. Even numbers are red and odd numbers black. "0" and "00" are green. With extra
double zero "00" partition the
house has an advantage of 5.26% (if "0" or "00" are hit,
all bets lose). There is also "Five Number Bet"
(betting numbers are 0, 00, 1, 2, 3 at the same time) which gives
the casino a 7.89% edge over the player in American version of roulette game.
The European or French Wheel Layout
This wheel has 37
partitions that are numbered from the 1 to 36 and 0. With having only 1 zero the house
has an advantage of 2.70%. Due to single zero, the European wheel game
has the house advantage that is twice
less then the one in American wheel game. Observe European Wheel Layout and Diagram:
As you may see spinning the European roulette wheel is more favourable for players. Observe the layouts of the different roulette
wheels and possible bets.
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