You can offer players European and American Roulette; keep them busy while there are limited sporting events to wager on.
Roulette is one of the oldest games in the world. The name means “little wheel” in French, which makes sense when we realize that roulette can be traced back to 18th Century France. Some believe that Blaise Pascal created a version of roulette when working on a perpetual motion machine.
Although roulette’s history may not impress bookie agents, the revenue and profit they can get from roulette most definitely will. Because roulette is one of the most popular casino games in the world, Boss Action offers both styles of roulette, European and American. We also offer both styles in the digital casino and live casino.
Check out more information about roulette and why you could encourage your players to wager on the “little wheel”.
Difference between American and European Roulette
Before casino operators in the United States got a hold of the French game, only one type of roulette existed, European Roulette. In European Roulette, the double-zero doesn’t exist. Not only that but when the ball lands on the green 0, those who placed outside even money bets get half of their stake back.
That drops the house edge to 1.35% from 2.70%. Not bad for players. Not great for U.S. casino operators. To raise the house edge, casino operators decided to add the double-zero green. There are no special rules in American Roulette. The house edge stays at 5.26% even if it lands on the green zero or double-green zero. The player doesn’t get back half their stake.
That’s the main difference. American Roulette is designed to pad casino profits. European Roulette is designed more with players in mind. Luckily for agents, Boss Action offers both European and American Roulette.
Why? Even though most professional roulette players won’t touch American Roulette, in Asia and the United States, American Roulette is the game of choice. Players wager on what they’re comfortable with.
The house edge might be higher, but they don’t care. Your players are more likely to place roulette wagers at the American table than they are at the European table. That’s good news for you! What casino bookie couldn’t use a higher house edge?
But that doesn’t mean that the house edges on European Roulette are awful. Keep reading for more information about what makes roulette so profitable!
There are 3 categories of roulette wagers. The categories are the same for both American and European roulette. There are single bets, inside bets, and outside bets.
Single roulette bets
Single means “one”. Single bets on a roulette wheel are individual bets on numbers. The beauty of this wager is that because it pays huge, many roulette players aren’t afraid to place multiple single bets at one time.
What are the chances of hitting a single bet in roulette? If it’s a European table, the chance of success is 2.7%. If it’s an American table, the chance of success is 2.63%
The house’s edge, your edge, depending on the type of table, is 97.30% to 97.37%. That’s almost a 100% house edge. Not too shabby.
Inside roulette bets
Roulette wagers on single numbers, also called straight-up roulette bets, are inside bets. If you look at the roulette table, there’s an elongated board with all the numbers. Players that make bets inside the table make inside bets. Check out the house edge for inside bets. The lower percentage is for European Roulette. The higher percentage is for American Roulette.
2 numbers – 94.59% – 94.74%
3 numbers – 91.89% – 92.11%
4 numbers – 89.19% – 89.47%
6 numbers – 83.78% – 84.21%
9 numbers – 75.68% – 76.32%
12 numbers – 67.57% – 68.42%
If you’re confused about how to play 12 numbers on a roulette table, don’t worry. Here’s a link to a roulette WikiHow. If any of your players want to know how to play roulette, just send them the link.
You probably already guessed this, but the lower the house edge, the lower the potential payout. Any way you cut it, encouraging roulette play in the digital or live casino is a smart move!
Outside roulette bets
Outside roulette bets aren’t as exciting as inside roulette bets. Outside bets on the little wheel are the ones that everyone knows about. Red or black. Odd or even. High or low.
So, here’s the thing, when a player wagers on an outside roulette bet, they’re wagering on 18 numbers. That’s where the house edge comes in. Check out the house edge for European and American.
18 numbers (Color, Odd/Even, High/Low) – 51.35% – 52.63%
Outside roulette bets pay even money, which is okay because players won’t hit outside roulette bets 50% of the time. The house edge makes it difficult to hit the same outside roulette bet more than twice in a row. Don’t worry if your player wants to wager $50 dollars on red on every spin. Eventually, black will hit due to your casino’s house edge.
If you have any question about either your digital casino, or your live dealer casino, give us a call at 800-339-4108.
Boss Action Has Digital Casino and Live Dealer Roulette Play
Few games provide as juicy house edges as roulette. Due to those massive house edges, every Boss Action agent should promote digital casino and live casino roulette play. Roulette is an easy game to understand, the expectations aren’t great, and your players have a couple of ways they can play.
Don’t worry about the difference between European Roulette and American Roulette. Most living in the U.S. are used to playing American Roulette, the game with the higher house edges. Give us a call if you have any questions and promote roulette play in your online casino!