For newcomers to the game we will start with some basic information about roulette.
The word roulette comes from the French word meaning little wheel. Players are to guess the number and/or color that will arrive after the croupier has spun the ball. Players can also bet on whether the winning number will be black or red or whether it will be an odd, even, high or low number.
The croupier 먹튀검증 then spin the ball in one direction and the wheel in the other direction. Once the ball slows down it will eventually stop and land on a number.
The first version of roulette and by far the most famous version is European roulette. America later developed their own version and it is known as… yes you guessed it, American roulette.
European roulette or French roulette as it is known has numbers 1 to 36. Some of the bets with the highest winning probabilities are the high and low numbers bets. Low numbers are between 1-17 and high numbers are 18-36. There is also a single 0 on the wheel and the color of this pocket is green.
The green spot is referred to as the house number because it forces a small house edge into the game. If for example you were going to bet on colors or odds and evens you would normally have a 50% chance of winning. However because the zero is also used it makes the odds a little less than half.
When the ball lands on green everyone who has bet on colors, high and low or odds and evens loses. This is what gives the casino the house edge. This edge is 2.70% for European roulette.
The game of roulette spread into the United States of America through the southern states. The state of Louisiana in particular had a strong French contingent.
People were migrating from Europe to America due to the gold rush at the time. This enabled casinos to flourish as people would spend their hard earned money in the casinos playing roulette. This is how American roulette came into being.
The odds in American and European roulette are identical except for one small difference, the American version has 0 and 00(double zero). Both of these pockets are green. This increases the house edge to 5.26% and naturally increases profits for the casino.
The American house edge is virtually double that of the European game. As a result the American version does not favor players as much as it reduces the odds of winning.