The Evolution of Zero
Nowadays, Zero is not black or red, but simply a distinguishing green. In Europe and Latin America, the most popular Casino game is Roulette. This is largely because, the Roulette wheels in San Remo, Monte Carlo, London, or anywhere else within these countries is a single Zero. This means that the Casino takes a relatively reasonable cut.
The European Roulette has two versions. The Casinos that choose to play the “En Prison” rule tend to play somewhat like the old game, that is, if the ball rests on zero and only where your stake is even, the bet is halted and the result determined when the wheel is spun next. If it lands twice on zero, the stakes that have been halted are lost. On the other side, Casinos that play the “La partage” rule simply return half the stake to the gambler when the ball rests on a Zero.
Roulette wheels have a double wheel in the Caribbean and North America. Just like the original French Game, only worse, all bets are lost (except if a gambler bets on the selected Zero) if any of the zeros turns up. To the punter, the odds are significantly lower, hence gradually increasing the cut that the casino makes over time. This is the most likely reason why the Roulette is the third most played Casino game in this region. Craps and the Black Jack are the most famous Casino games around this region.