American Roulette Details

As most of the gamblers around the world know, there are two types of roulette games. One is the American roulette and the other is called the European roulette. In this case we will focus on the American style of roulette game to see how it has changed over the years, the good things about it and what you need to take into account to win.

Over the years the American roulette game, unlike other roulette types, has had many different changes until it reached the version we play nowadays. The wheel has thirty-six pockets, a single zero and a double zero pocket. In the last years of the nineteenth century, the wheel only had twenty-eight pockets, a single zero, a double zero pocket and a pocket that had an American eagle.

As that kind of roulette gave 27 to one for the gamble you placed, the gambling house favorable position was really high. Almost every tenth swirl finished on the zeroes or on the eagle pockets, which meant that the casino had advantage on the all the gambles of the table. Therefore, the amount of players winning was really low. However, thanks to the changes that were introduced the gambling house favorable position has decreased a lot.

Gambling House Advantage and Payments

Since the American style of roulette game has thirty-six pockets, one single zero and a double zero pocket, the variety of gambles you can place is really big. You can gamble on a one number, or on four numbers, you can gamble on the color or on an even/odd number as well.

In order to determine how much money you will get, you can use this mathematical statement: payment = (36 - the quantity of winning pockets). For instance, if you place a color gamble, you know that there are eighteen red pockets. So it would be something like (36-18)/18=1. If you gamble on four numbers it would be something like (36-4)/4=8.

If you look at the game from the gambling house favorable position, the gamble you place is not important at all because the zero pockets always represent the house advantage.

In the American style of roulette game the advantage of the gambling house is 5.26%. So if you gamble one dollar you are likely to lose $0.053.