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Roulette Wheel

Roulette is a French word which literally means a 'small wheel'. Roulette is one of the gambling games, which is merely luck based. There is no specific understanding to play this game and it does not even require any intelligence. This game is wholly solely dependent on luck unlike card games for example poker. Roulette is mostly played by those gamblers who are either new to gambling or they do not possess any ability or command over gambling.

A live croupier in land based casinos and electronic croupier in online casinos, spins the roulette ball in one direction for you and then spins a ball n another direction. During this process, the ball encircles around the roulette wheel and gradually slows down while in the end dropping down to one of the slots of roulette wheel.

The Wheel

Roulette wheel consists of two types which are: European wheel and American wheel. The European roulette wheel has 37 number pockets, whereas American roulette contains 38 pockets. The major difference between both the wheels is the possessing of extra '00' green pockets in the American roulette wheel.

This pocket results to a minimum number of profits and a handsome number of profits for the casinos. Therefore, European roulette wheel is recommended if a person knows how to play with it. Casino games are designed in a way that they look much profitable to you but in reality it holds profit only for the casinos.

American and European Roulette

Roulette pockets are available in red and black. Roulette wheels consist of the similar numbering row. Roulette wheel in the European version has only '0' green pocket while American roulette wheel has an additional '00' green pocket.

European wheel starts at 0, working clockwise and it ends at number 26, whereas American wheel starts at 0, also working clockwise and ends with the number two and the double zero wheel rotates in a field from 1 to 27 numbers. The European roulette wheels results in the house an edge of 2.7 percent and the American wheel provides the house an edge of 5.26 percent. This difference is a noticeable difference and the gambler must consider it before going to any casino. Given a chance, the gambler should always opt for European roulette wheel.

There are further some sectors of roulette table. In neighbors of zero, the European roulette wheel clockwise rotates in a field of black 22 and red 25. In 'The third' sector, the wheel rotates on the numbers of opposite side of the green zero. The rotation begins at red27 and ends at black 33. Orphan sector consists of the wheels remaining numbers.