The Roulette wheel inside out

The English Dictionary of Oxford states that the word "roulette" states that it is a game that is played by dropping a ball on a spinning wheel with numbers.

Types of Roulette wheels

American Wheel: Consisting of 38 dividers, numbered from 0-36 and includes a double zero (00). Has a house edge of 5.26%. For example if you bet 1$ you will get 52ct. of reward.

European wheel: Consisting of 37 dividers, numbered form 0-36, doesn't include double zero (00). Has a house edge of 2.7%. In this case if you bet 1$ you will be rewarded 27ct.

If you want to find out more about the history of the Roulette wheel, have a look at the corresponding page.

Set up

The game consists of a Roulette wheel, a ball and a numbered table covering.

The wheel is numbered from 0-36 without any order. The European version of the wheel has only one 0 on it. The American version of the game has a double zero on it as well. The colors of the wheel include red, black and green for the zero. A big part of the game is also dependent on the color system.

Number table

0 (or 00): Right above the 1st row (consisting of 1, 2 and 3). Outlines the house edge(s).

Dozen segment: A column consisting of 3 rows on the left exterior side of the number table. With its help the table is divided by 3 visual parts, 1st dozen (from 1 to 12), 2nd dozen (from 13 to 24) and 3rddozen (from 25-36).

Column bet segment: A row consisting of 3 columns neighboring with the last row of the number table (consisting of 34, 35, 36). Every column in this section conveys a column within the number table and is marked 2:1.

Other rows

Others: Another row is situated parallel to the left side of dozens row.

1-18: lowest game numbers

Even: even numbers varying from 0-36

B: black background numbers of the roulette wheel

R: red background numbers of the roulette wheel

Odd: all of the odd numbers involved in the game varying from 0-36

19-36: the biggest numbers in the game

The table on which the bets are placed on is the most important part of the game.

The next step of learning is the Roulette rules.

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