Roulette a high winning game of Chance
Roulette is a game which can be understood by anyone very easily. That’s one reason why it always seems to beckon the crowd towards itself. As it’s an easy game to understand, the house advantage on such a game will always be larger than other games which are more difficult to understand.
There are two popular variations of roulette – American and European. This wheel game has 38 slots in the American version while in the European version, it has 37 slots. The reason is because in the American version, besides the 36 slots which are numbered from 1 to 36, there are two slots which are numbered as 0 and 0 while in the European version, everything else is the same except instead of two zero slots, it has only one zero slot numbered as 0. Half the slots in the game are black in color while the remaining halves are red in color. The two slots which are numbered 0 and 00 are green in color.
You need to lay bets in this game as depending upon where the ball lands, you can win. It is very important to know what the probability of a player winning in the US would be. Thus the house edge is 5.26 percent on all bets except the 0-00-1-2-3 combination, for which the house edge is 7.89 percent. It is very obvious that the European version of roulette offers much better odds than the American version. This is because there is one slot less in the European version. This helps to improve your chances in every game.
So if you want to improve your chances of winning, try to play with the European version. You will be able to do this easily online compared to a land-based casino, as very rarely will you come across a land-based casino having a roulette wheel with a single zero. On the other hand you will easily find a roulette wheel with a single zero online. Thus we can say that online casinos offer much better odds than land-based casinos in the game of roulette.
While you can get odds of 37:1 on a single number straight up in the European version, the American version will offer odds of 38:1 on the same. Similarly the odds on four numbers (corners) are 37:4 and 38:4 in the European and American version respectively. Besides this you can get odds of 37:18 and 38:18 for red or black in the European version and American version respectively. Thus whatever might be the bet offered by you, you will always find the odds much better in the European version if you try to compare it to the American version of roulette.
So the next time you plan to go online to play roulette, be aware of all the odds on each number or type of choice. Then make your bet accordingly so that your chances of winning will be much better than before. Once you have understood the odds properly, there’s nothing left in roulette to understand anymore. Just go ahead and have a nice time playing roulette.