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Roulette odds
Posted: 05 December 2012 04:51 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello guys, I am new to roulette but I love this game from the very beginning. I started reading how to improve my game and came across articles like this one here http://mycasinostrategy.com/roulette+odds+and+probabilities/1/MlW-gRWfIpSPM9O3I1KzcNWrcdOjMhOfMhKvYZe7gRKjU5OLU9OHUlKLgdavIZ which state that the chance to hit BLACK/RED is 46.37% while others state it is 48.6%... how come, why is it different? Shouldn’t it be 50% (all numbers are half red and half black)? What am I missing?

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Posted: 06 December 2012 09:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The difference is due to the number of zeroes on the wheel.  Some on-line casinos offer a no-zero wheel, which makes the even money outside bets 50-50 propositions (i.e. there is no inherent house advantage).  On a European (one zero) wheel there are 18 ways to win but 19 ways to lose, so the chance of winning is 48.6%.  On an American (double zero) wheel there are 18 ways to win but 20 ways to lose, so the chance of winning is 46.37%.

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