Myths and facts about roulette

Myths and facts about roulette

2018-10-10 00:00:00 - Braňo "Ace"

Roulette is clearly among the most popular casino games in our country. Many players even consider roulette to be a certain "informal" king among gambling games. Regardless of whether you too enjoy roulette or rather prefer other casino games, the following could be of interest for you. Below we'll present 15 secrets related to roulette. Read our article and uncover them.

  1. Roulette is one of the simplest games available in casinos. Most roulettes offer 11 ways of winning and up to 161 betting opportunities.
  2. The mathematical statistics are clear. It is significantly better to play European roulette than American roulette. The reason for this is the special field 00, which is not present in the European version. That's why the house edge in American roulette is 5.26%, while in European roulette it's only 2.7%.
  3. Do you think that if you bet on a color (black/red) then you have a 50% chance of winning? Well, that's wrong. You're forgetting about the field 0, which is green. That means that in fact your chance to win when betting on black/red is only 48.65%.
  4. The probability that the ball stops on the same color 10 times in a row is 1:1024. However, one casino in Bristol recorded an anomaly, where the ball stopped on red 36 times in a row.
  5. In the Rio casino, in Las Vegas, the number 19 was the winning number 7 times in a row. How likely is that? About 1 to 3 billion.
  6. Today, two zeros are only used in American roulette, but that's not how it was in the past. Two zeros in roulette appeared for the first time in France. The original intent was to discourage people from going to casinos in Paris. In Monte Carlo, roulettes still had only a single zero.
  7. Many people believe that the final number can be determined based on the where the ball first hits the table. This theory was allegedly confirmed in the seventies by Doyne Farmer with the use of a computer.
  8. Whether roulette strategies really work or not has been the topic of many long and passionate discussions. However, nobody has ever managed to reliably prove (or disprove) the claim that they work.
  9. Roulette is, on the long-term, the most popular gambling game for women. Women form 46% of players of online roulette.
  10. The author and "father" of James Bond, sir Ian Fleming, was a big fan of roulette. And whenever he played, he always used the Labouchére system.
  11. James Bond himself is also a passionate fan of roulette. You might have noticed that he also has his favorite number. It's 17.
  12. By the way, while it's not clear whether this is because of Bond, the number 17 is the most frequently selected number for bets. The next is number 22. That number appeared in the famous movie Casablanca.
  13. There are strong anti-gambling laws in California, and that's why a separate variant of roulette was created there. It's called California roulette, and the difference lies in the fact that instead of classical numbers, the wheel consists of cards. This allows casinos to circumvent local gambling laws.
  14. The word "roulette" originates from French, and roughly translates to "small wheel".
  15. Long ago, in addition to the two zeros the American roulette also had one more field - the Eagle. However, since this disproportionately increased the house edge and three non-winning fields made many players desperate, casinos quickly removed it. Original roulettes with this field are now considered very rare and often owned by collectors.
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