Appendix - Location of Single Zero Wheels in Land-Based Casinos
The double zero wheel found in the U.S. (house edge 5.26%) is the main reason for the lack of popularity of roulette in this country, and the single zero wheel (house edge 2.70%) is the main reason for the popularity of roulette (and roulette systems!) throughout the rest of the world.
You would think that all U.S. casinos would realize this, but there is evidence that most U.S. gamblers don't realize the difference. (In casinos where both single and double zero roulette wheels are available in the U.S., the single zero wheels seem no better patronized).
You can, however, almost effortlessly increase your roulette winnings and cut losses at the same time. Just stop playing in casinos that only offer double zero roulette and start playing in those that offer single zero tables (with the better odds).
Single zero roulette in the US can be found. Occasionally, even with the more player friendly European rules, i.e. 'en prison' which can bring the house edge down as low as 1.35%. (Try the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and the new Beau Rivage in Biloxi.)
Single zero roulette can also be found:
In any Australian casino.
In New Zealand at Sky City
Throughout Europe, including many casinos in the UK.
Las Vegas, Nevada: The Stratosphere has two single zero roulette wheels.
All roulette wheels at the Monte Carlo are single zero.
The Frontier and the Tropicana have one each with $5 minimums.
Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas is rumored to have one single zero table. Also try Binion's, the Reserve, Las Vegas Hilton, MGM Grand and the new Bellagio.
Reno, Nevada: Nevada Club on Virginia Street? (Is it still there?)
The Peppermill and the Cal Neva Club. Downstairs has the double zero wheel but you can play single zero roulette upstairs.
Two tables side by side. 25 cent minimum chip with a $10 buyin. (Great for testing systems.)
Wendover, Nevada: Peppermill and Rainbow Casinos.
Indiana: The new Caesar's
Mississippi: All three Grand Casino properties (Biloxi, Gulfport and Tunica) have at least one single-zero wheel. The New Palace, President, and Treasure Bay are rumored to have single zero wheels. Also, Harrah's (downstairs) in Tunica.
Louisiana: Grand Casino Avoyelle, Marksville. Casino Rouge in Baton Rouge has one with a $5 minimum
Atlantic City, New Jersey: Tropicana, Caesar's and Trump Marina but most, if not all, are in the baccarat pits with a $25 minimum. Trump Taj Mahal has a $100 minimum.
Connecticut: Foxwoods supposedly had one, but a recent report says no.
Canada: Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton and the Royal Diamond Casino in Vancouver, British Columbia
Malasia: Genting Highlands near Kuala Lampur has 60 tables with single zero wheels.
Bahamas: Atlantis, Paradise Island has single zero wheels. Anyone know the minimums?
Caribbean? Most of the islands in the Caribbean are foreign ruled (British, French, Dutch, etc.). Double zero roulette wheels seem to be the norm, however. (If anyone knows of any Caribbean casinos with single zero wheels, please e mail!)
El Cortez off the strip in Las Vegas does not have a single zero wheel but it does have a 10 cent double zero wheel that provides a cheap way to try out new systems.
Years ago, the Tropicana in Atlantic City installed four single zero wheels. Believe it or not, they had to remove them because people complained that they could no longer bet on the double zero!