The Fascinating Game of Roulette
Roulette is one of the most fascinating games in a casino. With its popularity, you can't even imagine a casino without a roulette wheel spinning.
Aside from the excitement that it brings, roulette is a household name for casinos players because it offers one of the highest house advantages of all the games in the casino.
Decision making in roulette is also not complicated because the only two choices that a player has to decide are the numbers to bet and how much you will bet. You can also start the game right away with just small bucks in your pocket.
It is also considered the oldest casino game. Francois Blanc, the man that made Monte Carlo casino in 1860s, designed the roulette wheel that is being used today.
A roulette player has eleven different ways to make a bet. The player can choose one number, two numbers, three numbers up to eighteen numbers. Other options are odd - even, red - black, or 1-18 or 19 - 36. Roulette with double zero has a house edge of 5.26 percent. This percentage is given regardless of how the bets are chosen. For every bet won, the house will still have that percentage.
The worst house bet is the five number set. The five number sets includes the zero, double zero, one, two, three numbers. These numbers are considered the worst bets because it has a house advantage of 7.89%.
It is better to play on a roulette wheel with one zero as the house edge drops to only 2.7 percent which gives better advantage for the player.
Aside from betting on the specific numbers, you can also try to bet on outside bets.
Outside bets are the red or black, odd or even and the low or high betting options. In general rule, outside bets has a smaller pay outs but it has increased probability compared to betting specific numbers. And if you spot a trend in the game, it is better to go with the flow than go against it. If you observe that black has been hitting a lot, then you have to bet on black too and do not go against by betting on the red side.
The same with the odd-even, if you observe that even always strikes out, then by all means you can always choose to bet on it and not on the other side.
In the end, roulette is one of the most captivating games inside the casino and whether you win or sometimes loose, there will always be a enthralling experience for each roulette spin.