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New to the Roulette Game? Don't worry! I will have you up to date on everything you need to know about roulette in a couple of minutes. If you are new to the game, start out by reading my short roulette game introduction below.
The most popular casino game in Europe is the roulette game. I think this is because of the environment surrounding the game in the casino, the odds of the game, the simplicity of the rules and the many myths of fortunes lost and won on a single spin.
Most people believe they know what a roulette table looks like - but if you actually ask them they most often don't know exactly how the game looks. There are two different kinds of roulette wheels; a European wheel with 36 numbers and a single zero, and an American wheel with 36 numbers and both a zero and a double zero. The numbers on the European wheel are not placed in any order - while the numbers on the American wheel are placed in groups of numbers opposite each other - 1 opposite to 2, number 3 is opposite number 4 and so on.
The word 'roulette' is French for 'a little wheel'. The popularity of the roulette game originates from the casino in Monte Carlo - from where it has spread throughout the rest of the world since the beginning of the last century. Today you will have a hard time finding a casino without a roulette table.
Perhaps you have heard the classic story about the Englishman Charles Wells who arrived to Monte Carlo in June 1891 with 10,000 Franc in his pocket? He won a million franc in a few days - four month later he returned to the casino and won yet another million franc. So far so good. Had Charles Wells only had the chance to visit and read Online-Casinos.com he would have invested his money and lived rich and happy for the rest of his life. But unfortunately for him he returned the next year and lost all his money back to the casino... then later became a small time criminal and died a very poor man. Before his death he had explained that he had simply been very lucky - there was no winning system behind his big wins.
This is exactly the case with roulette gambling. You can be lucky and win at the roulette table in the short run, but over the long run the casino will always have the edge over the player - no matter what betting system you are using.
The casino always have the odds of winning on their side in every casino game they offer. The only thing close to exceptions are blackjack - where card counters can figure out when they have a small edge and adjust there bet size accordingly, and perhaps a couple of video poker variants that can give the player a return above 100% with perfect play.
To recap the basic information you should really know about the roulette game:
Let's end this roulette game introduction with a few quotes about the roulette game:
"You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it."
Quote: Albert Einstein.
"A gambler with a system must be, to a greater or lesser extent, insane."
Quote: George Augustus Sala (1828-1895) English writer and journalist.
"The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown."
Quote: Bernard Shaw