Let’s examine the European roulette wheel. For starters, anyone who plays the American version of this game has rocks in their head. Why would you play a game with two numbers winning for the house when you could play a game with only one number winning for the house? Thankfully in Macau the European roulette wheel reigns supreme.
There are plenty of bets that you can place on a roulette table. You can bet on odd/evens, big /small and red/black which all offer even money. If you want a bit better you can go for 2/1 odds and back 1 to 12, 13 to 24 or 25 to 36. You can also back any column, which also pays 2/1.
You can back a block of six numbers which pays 6/1, a corner which is any four numbers paying 8/1, a street which is any three paying 11/1, a split which is any two paying 17/1 or a straight out number paying 35/1.
The big question is which is the best value bet? Well, that is the great thing about roulette – every bet on the table is mathematically even so it really doesn’t matter what you bet on. If you want to go for a big win, pick straight numbers while if you want to bust the bank on coin flips take even money shots instead. This is one of the reasons roulette is such a great game for beginners because you really can’t do too much wrong.
Personally, I like to hit the numbers around 0. If you do this you can take the following splits – 0/2, 0/3, 4/7, 12/15, 18/21, 19/22, 26/28, 29/32, 32/35. By doing this you can watch the ball closely and just hope it sticks in close to the zero.