If you are a casino player, you have most likely seen the roulette wheel with the green 00 and 0 slots. Theseumbered slots give the house a 5.26% advantage compared to the 5.26% house advantage for the numbered slots. However you canplay roulettefor free or for real cash and still have fun thanks to our selections below.
In European roulette, the house advantage is systematized as about 2.7%, while in American roulette, the house advantage is systematized as about 5.26%. The first label refers to French Roulette, while the second refers to the American version. Both games are played using the wheel, while the stakes are placed on the table.
In European roulette, there is only one green 00 slot and it is used if you bet on ‘0’ or ’00’. 00 is the house number and roulette pays out at the same rate as any number except 0 or 00. The 0 is the house colour and all roulette numbers are divided into black and red.
In French Roulette, all the numbers are arranged in the sequence 0,00,1,2,3,4,5,6 and the place where you place your bet is called a ‘clever’. In American roulette, the numbers are arranged in the sequence 0,28,9,26,30,11,30. It averts first the numbers and then the bets. A chip that is white in colour will be marked as free. After you place your bet, the croupier spins the wheel in the opposite direction of the ball movement. He then spins the ball in the opposite direction again and you win if the ball lands on any of the numbered spaces when it starts to slow down.
The Panen138 advantage in European roulette is about 2.7% while in American roulette the house advantage is about 5.26%.
In French Roulette you can bet almost anything. You can bet based on the inside bets (multiple numbers, multiple numbers in one row, columns in two rows, odd or even, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 12, 1 – 18, 19 – 36) or you can place the outside bets (Dozen, Column, Red or Black, 1 to 18, 19 to 36).
The payout percentage of the inside bets is 37.82%, while the payout percentage of the outside bets is only about 2.5%
This is because the payout for each number on the wheel is mixed with the payout for the numbers on the wheel. less the house edge the more even the numbers and the higher the odds.
Two of the best bets are splits and streets. If you bet on split streets and you only win on a split, you will get twice your bet back. If you bet on streets and you win on a street you will get your bet back.
Split streets are often recommended as the best bet on the table. If you play for a long time, you will probably notice that the majority of the bets on the table are done using split streets.
Column bets are not recommended for two reasons. Firstly, the house edge goes up very quickly in comparison to the other bets and secondly if you hit the number that should have been on the wheel you will probably not win. For instance, hitting a number that should have been one of the numbers on the wheel will result in you adding the number to your column bets meaning you have to pay out twice as much to bet on the column as you would betting on the single number.
Red/Black and Odd/Even are also not recommended bets as the odds are low. Unless you really know what you are doing the odds of choosing ‘red’ or ‘black’ is about equal and the same for odd/even.
To conclude, we would recommend that you stay away from the proposition bets in European roulette as the house edge is too high.