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Tip 3 – The Roulette Wheel: Keep That Big Wheel Turning

The name “Roulette” which means “small wheel” can be a bit deceiving…

Big "M" Casino Roulette (Photo courtesy of Yuki Shimazu)
This is the 3rd tip in the “How to Play Roulette – 16 Spins to Win” eBook.

as the roulette wheel is not very small at all, and without it you’d be missing a vital component of the game.

Currently the American version of the Roulette wheel has 38 slots, numbered 00 (double zero), 0, and 1-36.

The European version of the Roulette wheel does not include a double zero (00), so it only has 37 slots.

The addition of the double zero on the American version wheel increases the house advantage.

The European wheel has about a 2% house advantage, while the American wheel has well over a 5% house advantage.

Not only do the European and American versions of the wheel have a different number of slots, but the placement of the numbers on the actual wheel is different.

On the American wheel, the numbers are placed in pairs, opposite each other (i.e., Red 1 is directly across the wheel from the Black 2, Red 3 is opposite of the Black 4, etc.)

Numbers on the European wheel are placed in a random order.

The Croupier spins the roulette wheel counter-clockwise, then spins a ball around clockwise along the outer edge of the wheel.

The ball spins, then once it begins to slow down, it drops toward the center colliding with the partitions separating the numbered and colored pockets in the wheel.

The ball will stop and settle into one of the pockets and that number and color is declared the winner.

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