Thinking about playing roulette on the Strip? Find out everything you need to know
On average, the dealer makes approximately 60 spins every hour. With every spin, there are about thirty revolutions. The player must predict an outcome before each spin, relying solely on intuition. If the prediction is correct, the dealer announces the number and color, which can be seen on a screen also known as a tote board.
Each roulette wheel has its own tote board, showing the outcomes from recent spins if you want to see a brief history of the numbers. However, previous results do not affect future dealings.
The game begins with the player placing a bet and the dealer dropping the ball into the spinning roulette wheel. You can keep betting until the dealer announces no more bets. There are different kinds of bets, classified as inside and outside bets.
For the Inside bets, you can bet on
- a single number by placing the bet on the number
- two numbers by placing the bet on the border of the two numbers
- three numbers up to six numbers
For the outside bets, you can bet
- odd versus even numbers with color codes,
- by the column
- by dozen.
Different bets offer various payouts. If you want to win big, you are better off playing inside bets, but the chances of winning are less than outside bets.
Different Roulette Wheels
There are also different kinds of wheels available in casinos. The European wheel offers a low house advantage. These wheels are common in high-end resorts. The house edge is about 2.7% on this kind of wheel. An American roulette wheel has a house edge of about 5.26%, a significant difference from the European variant. An excellent way to remember which is best to play is to note that you get better odds when the wheel has fewer zeros.
There is also a scenario where there can be a roulette wheel bias. It is a defect that the wheel gained during manufacture or over time due to wear and tear. Old wheels are more likely to have such defects, and some numbers appear more often than others. A section bias may also result in the ball favoring one specific area of the wheel.
Playing virtually skips all the biases and defects. It is a fantastic choice if you do not mind playing alone. There is no human dealer, and you play a virtual wheel, where the minimum bet to wager is lower than if you played at a table.