Roulette is an action packed game and each spin of the wheel provides fresh excitement. There is a number wheel that the Roulette Ball is dropped on you have finished placing your bets on the Roulette betting table. You can place a wager on a specific number, bet on odd or even, wager on black or red, bet from which column the winning number will be, or wager on 1st, 2nd or 3rd set of 12 numbers. You can even bet which half of the numbers the number will be from; 1 – 18 or 19 – 36. There is a separate bet area for betting on 0 or 00.
Bets are made by placing chips on the betting table before the Roulette ball is dropped on to the spinning wheel. Bets are divided to two categories; inside bets and outside bets and you can find out more about each type of bet and the individual bet variations it offers. It is important to understand the bets you are making and the potential payouts they offer.
There are three main types of Roulette; European, French and American. European & French Roulette game uses a wheel with numbers on it from 0 to 36 and American Roulette adds also a double zero (00) to the selection so there is one more betting option to choose from. Some numbers are painted in black and others in red. 0 & 00 are always in green. Playing European Roulette offers the player better odds as there is 1 number less to on the Roulette wheel but the payout is the same. With European Roulette the house has a 2.70% edge and in American Roulette the house edge stands on 5.26%. That is almost double from the European Roulette.
Playing French Roulette increases your chances even more due to two special bets you can make. One will imprison your bet by leaving your chips on the table and having the following spin determine your win. The other is where you split the risk with the casino and only lose half the chips wagered in which case the house only has 1.35% edge and it is the safest bet you can make.