There is no playing and winning at roulette games without actually understanding the house advantage (over you as a player) and other rules that governs it.Roulette partly owes its world-wide popularity to its existing rules and to its house advantage.
The Rule on House Advantage:
What does it mean to use the ‘house advantage’ rule?Well, in roulette, the word ‘house’ is used to describe the casino and the ‘house advantage’ simply means the advantage the house/casino has over every single player who plays roulette there.House advantage is one of the ways that a casino use to earn money that is why, even if it may seem partial towards the casino, it has become accepted.Instead in protesting against it, just use your deep understanding about house advantage and other useful roulette rules to increase your chances of winning.
To gain a good understanding of the house advantage, here are some figures to help you:On a single zero (European) roulette table the House advantage is 2.7% while on a double zero (American) roulette table it is 5.26% (and 7.9% on the five-number bet, 0-00-1-2-3). If there is a house advantage, players are given less than the usual number of chips, usually one or two less.It is just like paying commissions.
The ‘En Prison’ rule:
The ‘En Prison’ (otherwise known as ‘in prison’) roulette rule is one of the many roulette rules out there. It is one that is applied to even-money bets only, and by a number of selected casinos (not all).It works like this, when the resulting number from the wheel spin and ball roll is zero, casinos who practice this roulette rule will allow the player to either take back half his/her bet or leave the bet for another roulette spin.In the second case, if the following spin the outcome is again zero, then the whole bet is lost.
The ‘La Partage’ Rule:
The la partage roulette rule is similar to the en prison rule except for the fact that, in this case, the player loses half the bet and does not have the option of leaving the bet in prison (en prison) for another spin.When the roulette wheel spin turn out is zero and when there is an ‘outside’ even money bet on high/low, odd/even, red/black, the la partage rule can be used.
It may please you to know that both these roulette rules (En Prison and La Partage rules) are there to essentially reduce the house advantage over you and other players by cutting the payouts on the ‘even-money bets’ in half.When both the En Prison and La Partage roulette rules are incorporated in game, what happens is that the house advantage is reduced to 1.35% when betting on Red in a Eurpoean roulette table (single-zero).