Why is European Roulette better than the American version?
With a Las Vegas trip booked and on the horizon for this summer, I decided that it’s important that I do my ‘homework’ so to speak, before I go. This doesn’t simply mean the usually tactics such as set yourself a daily budget each day and all the responsible gambling tips but also getting my value for money when I play. Of course, the favour is always in the hands of casinos as they have the house edge over a period of time on all their games. If they didn’t how could they afford to have the most impressive casinos in the world?
My game plan is simple to some extent, don’t expect to win but at least give myself the best chances of winning. In my earlier days of gambling I was pretty predictable with my inability to accept ‘defeat’ or a loss at the casino. I would often find myself going beyond my budget and sometimes doubling my bets when losing which more often than not leads to big problems. At all costs I strongly suggest that this is avoided regardless of your mood and loss within the casino. Even if you win, you will be tempted again and again till it becomes the norm.
As a roulette player, I realised that European/French Roulette offer the best chances for success. The main reasons being the fact that they only have one zero which is always annoying for a player who bets 50/50 on red and black bets. American Roulette has zero but also ‘double zero’, so in essence this game has an extra number and another barrier to your red/black betting success. But not only that, although the game has an extra number the payout of the game is exactly the same as the cross continent versions of the game. Try all the versions of the game at William Hill.So I asked myself, why would anyone play American Roulette when this extra number and same odds offer you less chance of winning? The reason is because people don’t realise that all versions of the game pay the same although American Roulette payout % is 94.7% and European Roulette is 97.4%. I know which version I’ll be playing over there.
Bets you can play on live Roulette are as follows with their related payout.
- Straight up – 35/1
- Split bets (split on two numbers) – 17/1
- Street bets (3 numbers) – 11/1
- Corner bets ( 4 numbers) – 7/1
- Six number bets – 5/1
- Dozen bets ( e.g numbers 1 – 12) – 2/1
- Column bets ( similar to dozen bets) - 2/1
- 50/50 bets ( e.g red/black) – 1/1