Purpose of the game:
The croupier throws a ball onto a spinning wheel with 38 numbers (0, 00, 1, 2 ... 36).
The game aims to guess which of the 38 numbers the ball will stop on. The winnings depend on how the bets were placed.
American Roulette Wheel:
The wheel in American Roulette has 38 numbers, including 0, 00, 1 ... 36. This game is often referred to as "double zero" roulette.
Playing field and bets:
The playing table is similar to the table used in European roulette but has an additional field for 00 (Double zero).
The player can place bets on:
- A certain number
- Combination of numbers
- Predict if the winning number will be red or black, even or odd
The size of payments and expectation depends on how the bets were made.
In some casinos, the player is given the option of Surrender. If 0 or 00 falls out, the player loses not the entire bet on equal chances (red/black, even/odd, big/small), but half of it. Playing by these rules, the casino has a 2.63% advantage over the player. Otherwise, the house edge is 5.26%.