American roulette-rules of the game


If someone thinks that roulette is a monotonous game, then this judgment is somewhat subjective. Today we will tell you about the features of a popular type of modern roulette called "American roulette".

At the beginning of the game, the croupier sends the ball to the rotating wheel, where 38 digits are applied. The goal of the game is to guess which of the 38 numbers will get the ball.

Wheel in American roulette

American roulette

It is hard to imagine, but in 2012, in one of the gambling establishments in Las Vegas, the number 19 fell on the wheel 7 times in a row. According to the probability theory, the chance of such a match is 1 in 3 000 000 000.

The wheel is divided into 38 equal sectors (slots), numbered from 0, 00, 1 to 36 inclusive. Standard gaming wheel has signs of the numbers are not in order or randomly. On the contrary, the numbers are placed so as to achieve the necessary balance between large (in the range of 18-36) and small (from 1 to 18) numbers, as well as even, odd numbers and red and black numbers.

Among the features of the wheel should be noted:

alternating red and black numbers;
following two even numbers after two odd numbers;
each odd number is located opposite the even number that follows it;
all red numbers are placed opposite the black ones;
most of the digits are a pair, with another number between them. The total amount of the pair is 37 or 39.

Only zero and double zero are green. The remaining 36 numbers are red and black. The numbers are shown on the inner circle of the wheel.

Game table

The playing field resembles the European roulette, but it also has an additional field for 00. The participant can bet on:

specific number;
combination of numbers;
even or odd, red or black.
The amount of the payment and the mathematical expectation will depend on what was selected in the bet.

American roulette is played at the table where the wheel is located, as well as the playing field with digital symbols on it. The standard field consists of:

Internal field. Contains all the numbers that are indicated on the wheel. Every three consecutive digits create a circle, vertical lines-three columns of 12 digits each.
External field. Special fields on the sides of the playing field that are used for external bets. Each field corresponds either to certain numbers, for example, the first dozen, or to some properties of numbers, for example, black numbers.

There are differences between American and European roulette, namely:

American roulette has an auxiliary field for 00.
Often in American roulette, all the numbers except zeros are colored in a specific color.
European roulette is characterized by the fact that all numbers are painted white.
European gaming tables have a "track" for placing oral bets.

Possibility of delivery

Some casinos offer players to use change. So, if the participant falls 0 or 00, he does not lose the bet on equal chances (red/black, even/odd, small/large), but loses only 50%. The gaming process according to these rules gives the casino an advantage of 2.63%, and usually this figure is 5.26%.

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