If you are looking to play some live roulette, and you have a bankroll ready to play with, it might be best that you take a little time to familiarise yourself with a few details of the game. Take a look at how to calculate the odds for roulette, the expected player returns and how to manage your bankroll through optimal bet sizing.
When it comes to roulette this might be more important than with other live dealer games as you can look at the probability of winning with each bet. First off, there are different odds relating to the various games of roulette. The American version of roulette has a higher house edge, with European and French roulette offering better odds to the player and the La Partage and En Prison options allowing for a greater chance of winning.
Probabilities within Roulette
Whichever style of roulette you play, the probabilities will remain the same. The spaces are all the same size and as such the ball it as likely to land on one space as another. The probabilities work out as follows therefore:
- With 37 spaces, the probability that the ball lands on one particular space is 1/37
- 18 red spaces mean there is a probability of landing on red of 18/36
- 20 black or green spaces mean a probability of anything but red of 20/37