Single Zero Roulette Explained
Roulette is one of those casino games that may look difficult when you first look at the table, but one look at how the game is played will show you that it really is an easy and fun game to play. In this article, we are going to look at two variations of the game of roulette, they are both single zero roulette games, with just a couple slight differences.
Both European and French Roulette Tables are identical with respect to the layout of their betting table and roulette wheels. There are 37 pockets on a wheel: a green pocket for the 0, and 36 red or black pockets for the numbers 1 to 36. The basic idea of the game is for you to guess in which pocket the roulette ball lands, and to place your bets accordingly. After everyone placed their bets, the roulette wheel is set in motion and the croupier throws the ball in the opposite direction that the wheel is spinning. The winning numbers are determined by the pocket in which the ball eventually comes to a stop after a few spins.
Roulette is a very easy game to play, but you’ll have to know a few things about the different types of bets that are possible. An important thing to know is the difference between outside and inside bets. Every roulette table consists of an outside and an inside section. The inside section allows for bets to be placed on any number or combination of numbers. The outside section allows for bets on groups of numbers, for example, a bet on all “odd” or a bet on all “black” numbers. Sometimes there are different table limits for outside and inside bets. The fun thing about roulette is that it’s a very easy game to play, but it doesn’t get boring soon because of this, due to a large number of different bets that are possible.
Some casinos offer a variant of European Roulette with the “En Prison” rule. This rule only applies to your even money bets. It states that your chips will stay “en prison” on the table if the ball lands in the zero pocket and you placed an even money bet. So you don’t lose immediately, and you get a chance to get your money back at the next spin. If the next spin lands on any number except 0, you’ll get your chips back. If it lands again on zero you lose your bet. The house edge on European roulette with this rule installed is very low at 1.35%.
Another rule that sometimes is used in combination with European Roulette, is the “La Partage” rule. This rule has the same effect as the “En Prison” rule when it comes to lowering the house edge substantially, but in this case your chips don’t remain imprisoned on the table, but you’ll receive half of your bet back immediately after placing an even money bet with the ball landing in the zero pocket.
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