The word roulette is French for "small wheel." Although the origins of the game have not been clearly discussed, it is believed that the first roulette came from England in the 1700s. Operators of the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino, the Blanc brothers Louis and Francois designed the roulette table layout, which practically remains the same until today. Roulette continues to attract more and players around the world and remains as one of the most symbolic gambling games.
American Roulette Explained
In American Roulette, a small ball is spun on a roulette wheel. The ball will rest in any one of the numbered slots on the roulette wheel as soon as the wheel stops spinning. An American Roulette player's objective is to predict which of the numbers (out of the possible 38) will the ball most likely land on.
Also called the Double-zero Roulette, the American Roulette has a roulette wheel with thirty-eight numbers on it. These numbers are 1 to 36, a 00 (double zero), and a 0 (zero).
How Is American Roulette Played
There are various ways in which an American Roulette player can place his bets. Different distributions of bets can be made and every bet covers a different set of numbers. An American Roulette player has the option to bet on a certain number, a combination of numbers, on a red or black slot, or whether the number would be odd or even. A player may place a bet that involves three, four, and even five numbers.
The American Roulette bet types include the Straight Up, the Split Bet, the Street Bet, the Corner Bet, the Five Bet, the Line Bet, the Column Bet, the Dozen Bet, the Red or Black Bet, the Even or Odd Bet, and the Low and High Bet.
The American Roulette Strategies
As with any casino game, American Roulette also never runs out of controversies. When it comes to best strategies, a roulette player may use to make the roulette odds work to his advantage.
One of the most popular strategies used in a game of American Roulette is referred to as the Martingale. This strategy is very easy to understand and is based on the simple theory that losing streaks do not last long. This specially hold true for betting on one of two chance options like odd or even or red or black. If you implement this strategy in your American Roulette game, you win by doubling your bet on the same every time you don't get the winning prediction. Betting $5 on a red and a black comes up makes you lose $5. For the next spin you bet $10 on red and it came up black again, now you've lost a total of $15. But according to the Martingale theory, when you bet $20 on the next spin and you win, you got a $5 profit even after losing the first two spins.
The next strategy used in American Roulette still has something to do with Martingale and is actually called the Uber Martingale or the Grand Martingale. The only difference it has with the original theory is that with this, you bet twice your original bet and add another one on top of it. So, after your first defeat of $10, you make it double and add another $10, which makes to your next bet at $30. This theory is said to increase your profit margin when you win.
Of course, other American Roulette players use their personal strategies with their favorite numbers, anniversaries, or birthdays. Don't forget too the gut feel that most of us are inclined to bet on.