The casino game of Roulette was first devised in France in the 18th Century. The original game consisted of 36 numbers but a Zero was added in 1842 in order to add an advantage to the house. The game now consists of a wheel with 37 numbers around it (38 in the USA) and a baize covered board with corresponding numbers on which players place bets. Bets may be placed on a combination of numbers according to where the chips are placed, and the odds vary accordingly. Bets may also be placed on odd numbers or even, black or red, or the first 18 numbers or last 18 numbers. In French Roulette, bets may also be placed on Zero (coloured green) or in the United States also on the double zero.
In the 200 years or so since it was invented Roulette has become a very popular game in casinos. Countless people have devised ways of “beating the system”, but the truth is, you cannot beat it. The house has a 2.7% edge on the odds in the French Roulette system and double that in the American system. The best way of increasing the odds in your favour are to not bet on single numbers or combinations with high odds. Go for even payouts or at the most 2:1 payouts and you will stand a far better chance of coming away with a little extra money in your pocket. You can sign up at King Jackpot right now at no cost.