If there is a number that does not leave anyone indifferent in roulette, it is zero. A multitude of emotions occurs when the ball falls in the green box, a box that represents the great difference between European Roulette and American Roulette, as we will detail below. But first of all, it is best to know how you deserve zero and double 0 in roulette.
What are zero and double zero in roulette?
0 and 00 in roulette represent much more than two simple numbers on their respective wheels. Many strategies do not usually take into account this box (boxes in case of being American roulette) in the form of zero (or double zero also in the American one), but when it comes down to it, the statistic says that you also have to take into account these numbers for bigger profits.
It is not enough to take into account from 1 to 36; we must also focus our objective on zero (0) and double zero (00), due to the probability of benefit it represents.
History of 0 in roulette
The history of roulette or small wheel, as the French called it, can be traced back to ancient Rome and China, where a spinning wheel was already wagered. However, it is difficult to determine with certainty the time and place where roulette was invented as such. It is believed that between the 16th and 17th centuries, some board game like Biribi served as inspiration for the creation of roulette by Blaise Pascal.
Historians say that in 1645, this French mathematician was in the process of developing a perpetual motion device and ended up inventing the modern roulette wheel. The rules of the game were very similar to those we practice today. Pascal designed a roulette with 36 numbers (without the zero), in which a balance is mathematically established in the position in which each number is placed.
It was not until 1842 when the Blanc brothers made a modification to the roulette wheel and added a new number, 0. The Monte Carlo Casino was the first to offer a roulette wheel with the characteristics we know today, whose prize ratio is 1/37. At that time, roulette came to the United States, where the Americans made a small variation by disliking the European and introduced the double zero 00.
0 in European / French Roulette
European Roulette contains numbers between 1 and 36, plus the number zero. These 36 numbers can be classified into 18 red and 18 black numbers (alternated in roulette), while zero is found in green.
The 0, the casino advantage
Throughout this post, we have realized the benefits that a player can obtain if he takes into account 0 in his roulette bets. However, getting a bigger reward depends on whether we choose a roulette of a zero or two.
For example, playing European Roulette has a greater distribution for the user (97.3%) compared to American Roulette (94.74%), according to the theoretical percentage of the player’s return. That is, the player’s advantage over the casino’s advantage is much greater in roulette than 0 than in roulette of two 00.