1 . The Basics
On a single zero roulette table the House advantage is 2.7%. On a double zero roulette table it is 5.26% 7.9% on the five number bet, 0 00 1 2 3. The House advantage is gained by paying the winners a chip or two or a proportion of it less than what it should have been if there was no advantage. See Roulette Quiz The Casino Advantage.
2 . The House advantage
The la partage roulette rule is similar to the en prison rule, only in this case the player loses half the bet and does not have the option of leaving the bet en prison for another spin. This refers to the outside even money bets Red/Black, High/Low, Odd/Even and applies when the outcome is zero. Both the La Partage and the En Prison roulette rules essentially cut the casino edge on the even money bets in half. So a bet on Red on a single zero roulette table with the la partage rule or the en prison rule has a 1.35% House edge and one on a double zero roulette table has a House edge of 2.63%.
3 . The La Partage rule
A bet on one number only, called a straight up bet, pays 35 to 1. You collect 36. With no House advantage you should collect 37 38 in the USA on double zero roulette wheels.
A two number bet, called split bet, pays 17 to 1.
A three number bet, called street bet, pays 11 to 1.
A four number bet, called corner bet, pays 8 to 1.
A six number bet, pays 5 to 1.
A bet on the outside dozen or column, pays 2 to 1.
A bet on the outside even money bets, pays 1 to 1.
4 . The payouts
To win at roulette the player needs to predict where the ball will land after each spin. This is by no means easy. In fact, luck plays an important part in this game. Some players go with the winning numbers calling them hot numbers and therefore likely to come up more times. Others see which numbers did not come up for some time and bet on them believing that their turn is now due. Some players bet on many numbers to increase their chances of winning at every spin, but this way the payout is considerably reduced. Other methodical players use specific roulette systems or methods, money management systems, or both.
5 . Object of the game
The French roulette rules are very much like the European roulette rules. It has the same 37 numbered wheel with one zero but a different table layout for the outside bets. See Table layout Link opens new window.
The player odds in French roulette are the same as in European roulette only one zero and better than the odds in American roulette two zeros. The players loose only 50% of their even money bets when the outcome is zero, known as the La Partage rule.
6 . French roulette rules
One number Straight up = En plein
Two numbers Split Bet = Cheval
Three numbers Street Bet = Transversale
Four numbers Corner = Carre
Six numbers Line Bet = Sixainne
7 . Inside bets
Twelve numbers Column = Colonne
Twelve numbers Dozen = Douzaine
Red or Black = Rouge, Noir
Even or Odd = Pair, Impair
Low or High numbers = Manque, Passe
8 . Outside bets
In Costa Rica some casino table games have different names, others have different names and different rules. Roulette in Costa Rica casinos is called Canasta and is played with a double zero layout. However, instead of using a roulette wheel the winning number is selected from a circular wire cage with numbered balls similar to the one used in bingo halls.
9 . Canasta Roulette
The difference between California casinos and Vegas and other casinos is the way roulette and craps are played.
In California it is against the rules and regulations to have a roulette wheel that is spun and to have a ball drop decide which number is the winning number on the wheel. It is also against the state rules and regulations to throw dice to decide the outcome of a game.
In 2004, California legalized a form of roulette known as California Roulette. By law, the game must use cards and not slots on the roulette wheel to pick the winning number.
There are at least two variations. In some casinos, the dealer spins a wheel containing 38 cards from 1 to 36, plus 0 and 00, and after betting is closed, stops the wheel; a pointer identifies the winning card, which the dealer removes and shows to the players.
In the Cache Creek casino in northern California, a wheel resembling a traditional roulette wheel is used, but it has only alternating red and black slots with no numbers. As the ball is spinning, the dealer takes cards from a shoe and places two of them face down on the table in red and black rectangles. When the ball lands in a red or black slot, the card in the corresponding rectangle is turned over to reveal the winning number.
10 . California Roulette
In most games players must ante a nominal amount just to have the cards dealt. Once the cards are dealt, the betting starts. Players bet into the pot in the middle of the table and it is done in turn clockwise.
The player with the highest rank showing, is the first to speak and to bet. He can either bet or check. By saying Check, he passes the decision to bet to the next player who can also check. If all players check, then it is the end of the round. Everyone opens his cards and the highest hand wins.
Only after one player places a bet the real betting starts. Each player in turn can either Call, Raise or Fold. To fold is to pass or drop out of the round and not play. To call means willing to match the bet, and the same amount must be placed on the pot. To raise means to match the bet and add an extra bet.
Say you start with a $5 bet. If someone else raises $10, he puts $15 in the pot. When your turn comes again you need to add $10 difference to the pot to stay in the game, and if you want you can also raise or even say Pot. Pot is a raise to the maximum, which means to bet the same amount as the total money available in the pot.
If there are no more raises and all the cards have been dealt, then it is the end of the round. Everyone opens his closed cards and the highest hand wins the pot.