ONLINE ROULETTE TYPES
There are three types of Roulette wheels:
The American Wheel
This wheel has 38
partitions that are numbered from 1 to 36 plus
0 and 00 (see roulette layout link for the image of the wheel). Even numbers are red and odd numbers black. "0" and "00" are green. With extra "00" partition the
house has an good advantage of 5.26% (Whenever 0 or 00 are hit,
all bets lose.). This means that for every $100 bet the casino
make $5.26. There is also "Five Number Bet" which gives the casino a 7.89% edge
over the player. The betting numbers are 0, 00, 1, 2, 3 at the same time. It is the worst
bet in roulette, never make "five number bet".
American roulette are more popular in North American casinos, however, you can
find there European roulette too.
The European Wheel
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%. This means that for every $100 bet the house
is making $2.70 profit. In the European roulette the house advantage is twice
less then in American wheel game. That's why the European wheel is much more
popular and you can win much easily playing single zero game.
To make your life even better, the casinos and especially online casinos have
a rule called "en prison" (or also called "La Partage" rule) which is similar to the Atlantic City casino
rule. If you make an even-money outside bet and the ball lands on 0 you either
lose half the bet or your bet is "imprisoned" and you have to let it ride on the
next spin. The casino edge on this bet is cut in half to 1.35% which
makes it one of the best bets in the casino and almost four times better than
the same bet when it’s made on a standard American double-zero roulette wheel.
However, the average house edge for a roulette with en prison rule does not
decrease too much - the edge is 2.63%. The roulette with "en prison" rule also called "French roulette".
You can find this French roulette game version at Microgaming online casinos.
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