The highest odds (35 to 1) are based on the 36 number wheel. There are no fewer than 37 slots on the Roulette wheel. People enjoy playing Roulette because winning a tough game is very fun.
Roulette is known for occupying a gentle casino edge between 2.70% and 5.26%. Not as big as Baccarat or Blackjack, but not as big as the edge of most slot machines or Sic Bo games. What makes Roulette a difficult game is that you have to take the greatest risk to get the biggest wins. On the same table, you can find people who safely play with external bets and others who bet on single numbers.
What is the green zero in Roulette?
In the Roulette, you will find green number 0. This is the number that gives the House (casino) the small advantage that allows them to profit from the Roulette. Let’s say that you placed a bet outside (for example, black) and that the ball falls at 0 … you will be without payout. So, typically you will hear a loud groan from the other players when the ball lands at 0, while the dealer will have a little smile in the corner of his mouth. If you want a chance like this, learn how to use the green zero through this guide.
American vs. European Roulette
The European (also known as French) Roulette wheel has 37 numbered slots. 18 red, 18 black and green zeros. The US version is 38; the extra slots are the double zeros it has compared to one for the European. The number of “zeros” marked in green is exactly what distinguishes these Roulettes from each other. Due to this difference, the casino gains an advantage over the player by 2.7 percent in the first case. In American Roulette, the advantage will be 5.3 percent. Despite the fact that American Roulette originated from European, the casino owners were not satisfied with the amount of their income. For the purpose of increasing profits, another “zero” was added. The same motive had the owners of some casinos in Russia at the end of the 20th century, who used Roulettes with three zeros in their establishments.
Chances of winning with the green zero in American Roulette
Remember that the American version of Roulette has two zeros (00). This decreases your chances of winning and increases the chances of the House. So, unless you have no other option, we recommend that you always play European Roulette, which only has a 0.
This is not the only variation on Online Roulette, as there are specific rules and bets for casinos worldwide. In the United States, for example, there is a special rule that if the ball lands at 0, you lose half of what you bet on the high numbers (19-36).
It is generally accepted that zero gives the casino a certain advantage over the player. This corresponds to reality only when the player bets on red or black. In cases where a bet is placed on a number, then the casino gains an advantage, not due to zero, but because the player’s chances of winning are not high. After all, the probability that the ball will stop in the exact compartment on which the player has bet is really small.
The French and European Roulette
The difference between French and European Roulette is the payout. In European Roulette, if a zero falls out, the casino takes the entire amount. In the event of a zero in French Roulette, half of the amount remains on the table awaiting the next spin. Or it returns to the player. That, in fact, reduces the profit of the gambling establishment.
En Prison and La Partage
Whether the player will take the winnings if zero falls out depends on the rules that apply in a particular casino. In French Roulette, the main rules are En Prison and La Partage. They apply only to those players who have made a bet on even/odd, small/large numbers, red/black. Those who bet on a number are not affected by these rules.
If the casino has La Partage rules and a zero falls out, bets are considered lost. But the casino takes only half of the bets; the rest is taken by the player. The rule called En Prison (from French – in prison) is not so simple. If the ball stops at zero, the casino takes back half of the bets that were placed on red/black, paired / unpaired and low/high numbers. After that, the dealer marks the remaining bets with a special marker, and they remain on the table. So the bets fall into a conditional “prison”, and the player waits for the next spin. Thus, these locked bets are valid for the next spin, and it turns out that the player simply repeated his bet. The peculiarity of En Prison is that if the “frozen” bet plays, the player is not paid the winnings. Only the amount set is returned to him.
If zero falls out again, the player can win and lose. Or the situation may remain unchanged, and the player will have to wait for the next spin. This nuance should be checked with the dealer in advance. From a mathematical point of view, in two cases, the casino remains at 1.35 percent advantage.