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American or European Roulette?

Filed under: General,Strategy,The Basics — Humphrey @ 13:25

Roulette is a casino game played with a large wheel and a small ball. Participants place bets on a table adjoined to the wheel. Once all bets are set, the croupier spins the wheel and drops the ball in. A roulette wheel has numbered pockets. When the wheel comes to a stop, the croupier uses the index of the pocket where the ball rests to determine which wagers won and which lost.


European Roulette

The European roulette wheel has 37 pockets numbered zero to 36. Other than zero, half the numbers are even, half are odd and half the numbers are red, half are black. The zero is a color other than red and black and is traditionally green. The odds on a European wheel are 37 to one, but a wager placed on a single number only pays out 36 to one, which means that there’s a 2.7-percent house edge.

French vs. European Roulette

French and European roulette use the same wheel; the difference lies in the rule set. Roulette was invented in Italy but acquired widespread popularity through France. The French added the La Partage rule: When the ball lands on zero, half of all even-money bets is returned to the bettors. Throughout Europe, the En Prison rule became more common. En Prison is similar to La Partage except that the croupier spins again to determine the outcome.

American Roulette

The American wheel has 38 pockets. The additional pocket is a double-zero. The additional zero increases the house edge to 5.26 percent, which is significant. The double-zero format was common throughout Europe in the 1700s and later as well, but it became forever linked to America due to its prevalence in Las Vegas at a time when casinos were beginning to flourish throughout the world.

American vs. European Roulette

Since European roulette has a 2.7-percent house edge and American roulette has a 5.26-percent advantage, there is no real comparison. All other factors being equal, the European wheel is always a better option for players because the odds are more in their favor.

When American Roulette Makes Sense

The factors aren’t always equal, however. In an actual casino, roulette using an American wheel may be the only option. Online, since there’d be no reason to play with an American wheel, casinos will often incentivize the game. An incentive, such as bonus money or cash back can have a significant effect on the overall value for that individual player.


The Best Roulette Quotes

Filed under: General — Humphrey @ 08:11

Here is a compilation of Roulette quotes that hold a lot of truth and can perhaps provide a little insight.

“And those who are brave shall choose Roulette, or perhaps Roulette shall choose them.  And those brave shall not look away from the wheel in fear as thy ball bounces, for wherever it may land.  Destiny.  And whatever the outcome, the true gamblers, of which Roulette is their game, will trudge forward on the green, number felt, which is their battlefield.”   ~ Anonymous

“The smarter you play, the luckier you’ll be.” ~ Mark Pilarski

“The typical gambler might not really understand the probabilistic nuances of the wheel or the dice, but such things seem a bit more tractable than, say, trying to raise a child in this lunatic society of ours.”  ~ Arthur S. Reber

The crowd really helped our energy as a team. It kinda had the juices flowing [and] it’s really kinda fun to play in this atmosphere.”  ~ Rylan Rizza on a Roulette experience.

“Pondering is a little like considering and a little like thinking, but looser. To ponder, one must let the facts roll around the rim of the mind’s roulette wheel, coming to settle in whichever slot they feed pulled to.” ~ Christopher Moore


What Not To Say In A Casino – Basic Etiquette

Filed under: General,Strategy — Humphrey @ 08:07

By Harry von Schlussel

There are just certain things you should refrain from saying in casinos – its part of good etiquette. You also don’t want to appear rude towards fellow players or oblivious to how the game/s are played. Here is a list of what you should never say at a casino:

  1. Voicing what move you’re going to make next – just do it, don’t say it.
  2. If you didn’t win, don’t express your dissatisfaction aloud. Don’t swear and get angry at the dealer, it’s not his/her fault you made the wrong moves.
  3. Don’t give advice to other players as to what bets they should [place or tell them what moves will be beneficial to their game.
  4. Never tell other players that you’ll need to leave soon because they will know your time is limited and you’re not playing to your fullest potential.
  5. Don’t ever tell a bad bet story at the tables. You’ll come over as a negative person and people don’t want to surround themselves with negativity when gambling or at any time for that matter.

Those are just a few of the most important things you should never say whilst gambling. In order for you to have a pleasant experience, you need to make the experience pleasant for the other players.


A Day In The Life Of Someone Famous…

Filed under: General,Tips & Tricks — Humphrey @ 08:02

By Max Stern

Being famous by doing what you love for a living is what most people aspire to. Often, people think that famous professional gamblers have it easy and that money just falls in their laps. Well, this isn’t always the case. Firstly, professional gamblers spend the best part of their youth learning the tricks of the trade and understanding the mathematical strategies behind the various moves. Theses mathematical strategies are the key to beating the casino. They then practice day in and day out until they’re ready to compete at major events. Once noticed, they get sponsors and are under the constant pressure to perform so that they can keep their sponsorships. The plus side is that they obviously make a ton of cash, live in fancy homes and drive top of the range cars. But being famous can be hard and lonely. They constantly travel to compete in tournaments and having a family is virtually impossible. So, it’s a great profession if you’re young, but once you’ve made your millions a time will come when you need to say enough and start settling down. It’s one hell -of-a-ride though and can be a lot of fun if gambling is your passion.


A short story about a night at the Roulette table

Filed under: General — Humphrey @ 07:57

It was a perfect night for a little fun at the casino. The stars were twinkling almost as much as the lights that were wrapped around the casino. The air was filled with the hustle and bustle of excited gamblers who moved between tables, excitedly anticipating which one would make them even richer. Suddenly, a lady strolled through the crowds in an effortless motion and it was obvious she was headed straight for the Roulette table. After buying her chips from the dealer and placing a bet on the numbers she believed would cause a win, she stepped back and waited for the weighty Roulette wheel to be spun. It appeared luck was on her side as she won the round, gathered her winnings and left to cash out her winnings, just as elegantly as what she had arrived.

The moral to this story is once you’ve won, leave with your winnings and don’t make the mistake of thinking you can gamble with what you’ve won and win even more. Don’t be greedy, but enjoy the experience and the success, if luck is on your side. Sometimes acting like a professional can have quite an effect on other players and can encourage a win.


How to mingle when playing Roulette

Filed under: General — Humphrey @ 07:57

Roulette is an incredibly exciting game and players can get too caught up in the whirlwind of anticipation and adrenaline rushes that things can get a little crazy at the Roulette tables. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying yourself – this is the main reason for gambling, but always remember there are other players around you and it’s preferable for all participants to enjoy the experience together. Striking up conversations with fellow players is great but don’t do it when the recipient of your greeting is placing a bet or waiting for the outcome of where the ball will settle once the Roulette wheel has stopped spinning. Strike up a conversation when players have placed their bets and are waiting for the round to take its course and enter the next phase. Offer to buy players a drink if you win the round and in general, just be jovial, fun and considerate of the other players. If everyone is having a good time at the Roulette table then it makes the experience all the more enjoyable. Another good point is to familiarize yourself with Roulette etiquette because it’s important that you don’t hold up the game or ask what to do next. Besides that, have fun!


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