American roulette is different

The rules and chances of winning at American roulette differ from those of French roulette only in that the stakes of even-money bets are always halved if zero comes up. Bets are made with special chips, so-called wheel-checks, that come in seven different colours and are only available at the table. Each player plays with his/her own colour and determines its value when this is purchased. The game is faster than is the case with French roulette, because the number of players on an American table is limited to seven.

It could be worth paying attention

Blackjack is the American version of the card game 21 or pontoon. It was first offered in Germany in the Casino Baden-Baden and today is included in the games on offer in virtually all casinos. The players play against the bank with the aim of reaching 21 points or coming as close as to an overall score of 21 as possible without, however, exceeding it.


Four decks of 52 cards each are used for the game.

In contrast to roulette, it is possible in theory to improve your chances of winning at blackjack by considering the probabilities of certain points. But a sure win is by no means guaranteed! The fact that a complete game is played right through means that the possibilities for the individual points change because cards that have already been played cannot come round again.

When at the beginning of the card game there are still 16 aces among the 208 cards, the probability of getting an ace is 16:208 = 0.077, but later there could still be seven aces among 50 cards. This means the probability of getting an ace is then 14%. So you could in fact go to the trouble of developing a computer programme into which you continuously enter the cards that have been played and which then calculates the best strategy for the game. But blackjack could not really be called a game in that case; it becomes more like hard work instead and still does not guarantee you will win.

Again in contrast to roulette, it is not usual for players to make notes during blackjack. The game is so quick that there is hardly the time to do it anyway.


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