Roulette is the most famous casino game. However, there are two different versions of this popular game – American and European / French Roulette. American roulette is played, unlike European / French roulette, with a wheel consisting of 38 tracks, against 37 for European. This is done by adding an extra zero, the so-called double zero. At some casinos there are both French and American roulette and at Casino Cosmopol (the state land-based casinos) there is a kind of American roulette with single zero.
Numbers in the roulette wheel
The numbers in the roulette wheel are laid out so that the uneven numbers have the next higher figure opposite to the wheel. This means that number 1 is number 2, opposite number 35, number 36 and so on. Because all the uneven numbers are red and all even numbers are black, you get a good even distribution of all the colors. 0 and 00, however, are green but are also located opposite each other.
The roulette table is designed so that all numbers, in addition to 0 (and 00 in American roulette), are placed in three columns giving twelve rows. The first row consists of 1.2 3; The other with 4, 5, 6 and so on down to the last line that is 34, 35, 36. 0 (and 00) are placed above the top line. The rest of the table contains a variety of brands that symbolize the various bets you can do. The game begins with all players buying chips in an individual color and placing their bet on the table.
As a player, you decide how many winning chances you want your bet to cover and the more winning chances, the lower your odds if you win. You win if you have played the right combination. If the ball ends at zero, all players lose their bet, except those who played on a combination where zero is included. If you bet one of the even chances (eg red or black) when zero falls you will get back half of the bet. Those who played on one of the simple chances, that is, high or low, odd or even, or black or red lose half their bet on the bullet would stay at zero.
Different casinos deal with the situation when the zero or double zero occurs in different ways. For example, some casinos return half of your bet. Be sure to check the rules of the casino you are on before playing.
Roulette at online casinos
If you want to play roulette online, European roulette wheels are preferred – these roulette wheels only have a green zero – unlike the American roulette wheels that have a zero and a double needle. The odds of European roulette – also called „single zero roulette” are therefore better than the odds of American roulette.
here are a number of systems to improve the outcome of roulette. None of these, of course, are safe and you need strong nerves and fat playboxes when you easily get into big amounts. Below is an overview of the most famous roulette game systems.
Martingale system is one of the most famous and popular roulette systems. One reason for this is probably that it’s a very simple system to learn. The myths surrounding the system have also made it very famous and people often talk about this system and the benefits of it. Also read about the Super Martingale and Paroli system.
1-3-2-6 The system
This system is very nice as it always gives you a small plus. Of course, like any other system, it’s not completely safe and requires you to be lucky to keep it. In this system, you basically bet two units to win ten.
Oscar’s Grind System
This system is named after a player known as Oscar, which played in the 1950’s and 60’s. The first time the system was mentioned was in Allan Wilson’s „The Casino Gambler’s Guide”, published in 1965.
This system is a very simple system for all games that give as much as the bet back in winnings, such as Black Jack or the simple games on Roulette. The system is named by French mathematician Jean Le Rond Dàlembert. Basically, the system assumes you increase your bet by 1 when you lose and decrease by 1 when you win.
Everyone who has read Dan Brown’s book Da Vinci (or seen the movie) recognizes this sequence when Jacques Sauniere leaves behind this series of words as part of the clues he leaves for his grandson and Robert Langdon.