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Best Vegas Roulette

 

There are only 13 or 14 casinos in Las Vegas that offer single 0 Roulette (depending if you count the Rio or not). Of these, only 4 offer European style Roulette—the others have American Roulette.

 

European Single "0"

American Single "0"

American Double "00"

“0”

Yes

Yes

Yes

“00”

No

No

Yes

37 Total Numbers

Yes

Yes

No

38 Total Numbers

No

No

Yes

Keep 1/2 of Even Money*

Yes

No

No

Casino Advantage*

1.35%*

2.70%

5.26%

*Even Money Roulette bets such as Red or Black

 

The best Las Vegas Roulette is found at MGM and Mirage. If bankroll is not an issue, Bellagio and Wynn are also recommended. These 4 offer European Roulette rules (a single 0 instead of both 0 and 00) and return half your even money bet (such as Red or Black) if the single 0 comes up. All other casinos take your entire bet.

Minimum bet sizes can vary by time of day and year, but you may find $25 minimums at MGM and Mirage while Wynn and Bellagio are usually $100. These 4 casinos have maximum even money bets of $20,000 except MGM’s $10,000 max bet. These 4 casinos have a Roulette House Edge of 1.35%.

For smaller minimum bets, Stratosphere has $10 on a single 0 wheel but American Roulette rules which means a 2.70% casino advantage.  For the medium to low roller, this is your best roulette odds.

 

Here are the single 0 casinos in Las Vegas.

 

Casino

Half Back?

Number of Wheels

Min Bet

Max Bet

Located

Located

Usually Offered

Bellagio

Yes

3

$100

$20,000

 

High Limit

Yes

Mirage

Yes

2

$25

$20,000

Casino

High Limit

Yes

MGM

Yes

2

$25

$10,000

Casino

Mansion

Yes

Wynn

Yes

2

$100

$20,000

 

High Limit

Yes

Caesars

No

1

$25

$10,000

 

Palace Court

Yes

LV Hilton

No

1

$25

$5,000

 

High Limit

Request

Mandalay

No

2

$100

$20,000

 

High Limit

Yes, 1

Monte Carlo

No

1

$25

$3,000

 

High Limit

Yes

Nevada Palace

No

1

$2

$200

Casino

 

After Noon

Paris

No

1

$100

$5,000

Casino

 

Not Often

Planet Hollywood

No

1

$200

$5,000

 

High Limit

Yes

Rio

?

1

?

?

 

High Limit

Only to 1

Stratosphere

No

1

$10

$1,000

Casino

 

Yes

Venetian

No

1

$100

$10,000

Casino

 

Yes

Venetian

No

2

$200

$20,000

 

High Limit

Yes


 

Availability

Paris will only open their single 0 wheel on high traffic days such as Superbowl, New Year’s Eve, etc. LV Hilton only offers their single 0 by special request.

The Rio offers single 0 Roulette to ONLY one player—it is not available to anyone else. This explains why locals and Rio Baccarat croupiers have seen single 0 at the Rio, but Rio managers says it is not offered.

Our table lists any Baccarat room or High Limit as High Limit. The Venetian, Mirage and MGM also have single 0 Roulette on the regular casino floor.

 

The House Edge in Las Vegas Roulette

With the best European rules, the player is at a 1.35% disadvantage. American single 0 Roulette (without getting half the even money bet back) is 2.70%.

Other roulette tables in Las Vegas have 0 and 00 and take all your even money bet if you lose. The casinos’ have a 5.26% Edge in this game and Vegas Made Easy.com does not recommend them.

The 2.70% Roulette is borderline acceptable due to the low number of spins per hour (about 35) versus faster casino games with lower Edges but similar or higher average hourly loss. Although Roulette has been described as a “fast” game by some websites, it is actually slower than most.

Electronic Roulette (electronic betting on an actual wheel) speeds up spins per hour to about 60 because of chip-less touch screen betting. This much faster version can only be recommended to those who want almost a doubling in action of a -5.26% game.

18 casinos offer Electronic Roulette:

  • Bally's
  • Caesars
  • Flamingo
  • Harrah's
  • Hooters
  • Imperial Palace
  • Luxor
  • Monte Carlo
  • NY NY
  • Orleans
  • Paris
  • Palace Station
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Rio
  • Sunset
  • Tropicana
  • Venetian
  • Wynn




How to Play

1. Buy-in a unique color set of chips.

2. Wait for the dealer to pick up the number marker that designates the previous spin. You can now place bets until the dealer says “No More Bets.”

You can bet on a single number or sets of numbers such as a Split Bet on 2 numbers or all the High numbers from 19 to 36 which contain 18 total numbers.

For a bet that pays 2 to 1, you can wager on 3 columns, each containing 12 of the 36 numbers. Also, there are the 1st dozen, 2nd dozen and 3rd dozen which also have 12 numbers.

3. If someone has placed their bet on the number or numbers you want, you can put your chips on top of theirs. This is why table bettors have their own color chips.

 

Numbers In a Bet

Bet Type

Payoff

Probability of Win

Probability of Loss

House Edge

American Roulette 00

1

Single Number

35

2.6316%

97.3684%

5.2632%

2

Split (2 Numbers)

17

5.2632%

94.7368%

5.2632%

3

Street or Stream

11

7.8947%

92.1053%

5.2632%

4

Square

8

10.5263%

89.4737%

5.2632%

5

0,00,1,2,3

6

13.1579%

86.8421%

7.8947%

6

Line

5

15.7895%

84.2105%

5.2632%

12

Dozens or Columns

2

31.5789%

68.4211%

5.2632%

18

Even/Odd, Red/Black, High/Low

1

47.3684%

52.6316%

5.2632%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Roulette 0

 

 

 

1

Single Number

35

2.7027%

97.2973%

2.7027%

2

Split (2 Numbers)

17

5.4054%

94.5946%

2.7027%

3

Street or Stream

11

8.1081%

91.8919%

2.7027%

4

Square

8

10.8108%

89.1892%

2.7027%

5

0,00,1,2,3

6

13.5135%

86.4865%

n/a

6

Line

5

16.2162%

83.7838%

2.7027%

12

Dozens or Columns

2

32.4324%

67.5676%

2.7027%

18

Even/Odd, Red/Black, High/Low

1

48.6486%

51.3514%

2.7027%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Roulette 0

 

 

 

1

Single Number

35

2.7027%

97.2973%

2.7027%

2

Split (2 Numbers)

17

5.4054%

94.5946%

2.7027%

3

Street or Stream

11

8.1081%

91.8919%

2.7027%

4

Square

8

10.8108%

89.1892%

2.7027%

5

0,00,1,2,3

6

13.5135%

86.4865%

n/a

6

Line

5

16.2162%

83.7838%

2.7027%

12

Dozens or Columns

2

32.4324%

67.5676%

2.7027%

18

Even/Odd, Red/Black, High/Low

1

48.6486%

51.3514%

1.3514%

 

4. The 2 for 1 and Even money Roulette bets are called Outside while any number or numbers inside the number grid are called Inside bets.

5. You cannot combine Inside and Outside bets to reach the table minimum bet.

6. After you win, pick up your winnings and original bet unless you want to make the bet again.

7. When you are finished, ask to color up for regular casino chips which the casino cashier will accept.

 

Advantage Play in Roulette

Vegas Made Easy.com believes it has now become impossible to play for an advantage at Roulette in Las Vegas. Here are the 3 major attempts at Advantage Play:

 

  • Ballistics
  • Clocking
  • Betting Systems

 

Computer Ballistics uses a computer to assess the speed of the Roulette Wheel and ball, and dealer release and then target bets in the area of the wheel most likely to land. Casinos are watching for this now and some have low profile wheels which increase the Scatter or randomness of the ball’s landing.

Visual Ballistics is similar except that you train your naked eye to guess what section of the wheel the ball will land. Given human imperfection, this is very unlikely especially on high Scatter wheels.

Both form of Ballistics require the bettor to know the arrangement of numbers so if Ballistics narrows down bets to a quadrant or 1/4 of the wheel, for example, the bettor must know which neighboring numbers are in that quadrant.

Clocking is tracking many spins to find wheel bias. A Clocker is very patient and must test out many wheels before possibly finding one. Even if there is a wheel bias, it has to be large enough to overcome the House Edge.

Joseph Jaggers used 5 assistants to find a biased wheel and was able to break the bank at Monte Carlo in 1873. However, modern casinos maintain their wheels better and track spins. The casinos’ statistical analysis identifies a biased wheel at the same time or before Clocking can find one.

Betting systems can be used in any casino game but appear to be somewhat more popular in Roulette. These systems may be a variation of a strategy to double up if last bet lost or a Martingale. Betting systems cannot work over the long term but appeal strongly to some bettors.

Imagine a culture where they have no word or understanding of a number greater than 2. If they see Red come up 2 times in a row they now believe that it is impossible for Red to come up again because beyond 2 is their version of infinity. Let’s call this culture the “2 is a Really Big Number Cult.”

There are at least billions of possible Roulette spin sequences to date. There will be hundreds of billions in the future and many, many quadrillions of spin sequences in the distant future assuming Roulette remains popular. Any one of these sequences of could have happened in 1873, today or 1,000 years from now.

Advocates of a betting system believe that because it is unlikely that 26 Evens in a row can happen that the next spin must break the streak. However, if you look at the huge numbers of possible spin sequences, they completely and overwhelmingly engulf the small sequences that the betting system people comprehend.

Practice imagining very large numbers, much larger than the 273.3 million to 1 odds of 26 Evens in a row. After a while you will see that those that think 27 numbers in a sequence cannot happen are members of the “2 is a Really Big Number Cult.”  We strongly recommend against buying or using any betting system of any kind including roulette systems.

 



 

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