Distinguishing Features of American Roulette

American roulette is a widely-played casino game. It is a rather easy game to play. But sometimes for some people it seems complicated.

The Idea of the Game

While playing American roulette the gamblers need to guess the winning number. They should predict where the ball will land. Casino players put their bets and croupier rotates the wheel. The sectors on the roulette wheel are of the same configuration, so the ball has equal chances to land in one of them.

American Roulette Wheel

The wheel in American roulette has some common features with European roulette wheel. But the American wheel has a single zero and a double zero pocket whereas the European wheel has only a single zero. The numbers on American roulette wheel are arranged in pairs opposite each other.

American Table

American table is a practical one. Players can see that odd/even and red/black sectors are next to each other. In American roulette the odds are worse because of the additional double zero pocket. It influences the winning chances a lot. For example, the house edge in American roulette for a single number is 5.26% and in European roulette - 2.70%.

Betting Types

There are two types of bets: inside and outside ones. Each table has its own minimum and maximum betting amount limits.

Inside bets. This type of betting presupposes placing the roulette bets on one number and the chances to win are 35 to 1. The player can also bet on two next sectors, but in this case the payoffs will be halved. In a split bet you can put bets on a line of 3 numbers or, for example, on the rim of the line. In this case the chances to win are 11 to 1. You can make two street bets in a line (payout is 5 to 1). A corner bet is a bet placed on four next sectors (payout is 8 to 1). A five-bet is a bet on five numbers (0, 00, 1, 2, 3). In this variant the payoff will be 5 to 1.

Outside bets. The players have a few variants to bet. For example, they can wager on a black or red color and the payout will be even. Or with the same even results they can bet on odd/even numbers. You can put bets in entire column of three sectors. Dozens bets double the wager. Another variant of betting is on high (19-36) and low (1-18) numbers.

To make the long story short, American roulette is an exciting game. You just should know the simple rules of playing and enjoy the game, winning money.