The name’s the game – literally. It’s easy to see how the American version of the French game came to its nickname – the game is faster as patrons take their luck into their own hands. You place the chips you’ve purchased at the casino cash desk yourself. You’ll be standing right up close to the other players, the table stretched out in front of you – but the dealer rules at the AmRoul.
Typically American: Chips
The French call them jetons, the Americans use the rather more profane gaming term, chips – but they’re the same thing ... well, not quite the same: the casino sets the values of the chips in classical French roulette, but you’ll be playing with what are known as wheel-checks, special chips at American roulette. You set the value of “your” chips before your first game, and the symbol and colour go on your name. If you want to play at one table and then another at Casino Baden-Baden, you’ll still be using the same chips; but if you want to be fast on the table, you’ll have to place your own chips – all typically American, flexible, and fast. Both game currencies are good. “Your” chips will only apply to the AmRoul table as long as you’re at the table.
Typically American: the racetrack
Here’s another feature of the American Roulette and its need for speed – the racetrack, a separate field around the main grid showing the numbers in the order they appear on the wheel allowing you to wager on numbers the way they are laid out on the wheel – voisins de zéro, tier and orphelins. Wager on 0, 3, 26, as well as 32 and 15 on the right side for the zero game. Five chips are good.
Minimum bet: €2
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