ROULETTE GAMBLING STRATEGY
Roulette strategy is in the gambling; the players have absolutely no control
over picking the winning number. The spinning of the wheel and the releasing
of the ball are all done by a croupier (the house), the players only involvement
is in making wagers.
In Roulette the house edge is the same for all possible bets. The only exception
being the five-way bet on a double zero machine (1, 2, 3, 0, and 00) which gives
the house a greater edge. So pick a number, or a group of numbers, and hope
luck is on your side.
The only thing the player can do to improve his/her chances of winning is selecting
a table that offers better odds. There are three different variations on the
game of roulette; they offer the player different odds of winning, so when possible
play the tables that offer the best odds for the player:
The standard double-zero wheel is the most common in North America. This machine
gives the house a 5.26% edge; it is the worst table for players to win on.
In Europe (and recently at some North American casinos) roulette is played
on a wheel that contains only one zero. The single zero wheel reduces the house
edge to 2.70% and offers the player better chances of winning. Some casinos
offer both, which leads to the question 'considering the odds why would anyone
play a double zero machine if a single zero machine is available?'.
Also in Europe the have a variation called �en prison� that reduces the house
edge to 1.35% and represents and even better chance for players. The �en prison�
variation is offered when the zero is the winning number. Instead of the house
claiming all of the money bet the player has the option of losing half of the
wager or leaving the wager and waiting for the outcome of the next play. If
the player had originally bet on red to win and the next play results in a red
number then the players money is returned to him (without the usual payoff).
These two European variations may explain why roulette is played much more in
Europe than in North America.