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# Roulette Quiz

7 September 1999

Attention roulette players: It's quiz time.

In this spin around the wheel, let's test your knowledge of the game and its history. Check back next week for answers.

1. Roulette in its modern form dates back to:

2. Paris in the 1700s.
3. Las Vegas in the 1900s.

2. The most important difference between American and European roulette is:

1. There are more bets available in Europe.
2. The U.S. wheel is more finely balanced.
3. The European wheel does not have 00.

3. An American roulete wheel has:

1. 36 numbers.
2. 37 numbers.
3. 38 numbers.

4. The wheel has numbers arranged:

1. So that consecutive numbers are approximately opposite each other.
2. In numerical order.
3. In numerical order, except that 0 and 00 are opposite each other.

5. English engineer Joseph Jaggers is famous for:

1. Breaking the bank at Monte Carlo.
2. Inventing the roulette wheel.
3. Introducing roulette to the United States.

6. At the roulette table, roulette chips have a value:

1. Of \$1 each.
2. Of \$5 each.
3. Determined when you buy them.

7. At the cashier's cage, roulette chips have a value of:

1. Zero.
2. \$1 each.
3. \$5 each.

8. The house edge at American roulette:

1. Is higher than at most table games.
2. Is lower than at most table games
3. Is about the same as at most table games.

9. Bets on the numbers themselves, whether single-number bets, or two-, three-, four-, five- or six-number combinations, are called"

1. Inside bets
2. Outside bets
3. Number bets.

10. A player betting on red/back, first 18/last 18, even/odd, dozens or columns:

1. May satisfy the minimum bet requirement by spreading smaller bets among several of those options.
2. May make several bets smaller than the table minimum provided they add up to at least twice the posted minimum.
3. Must bet at least the table minimum on each of those propositions.

11. The house edge at roulette comes from:

1. The presence of zero and double-zero.
2. Numbers occurring less often than by random chance.
3. The skill of the dealer in landing the ball in numbers with no bets.

12. Placing a split bet on zero and double-zero in addition to other wagers:

1. Decreases the house edge.
2. Increases the house edge.
3. Makes no difference on the house edge.

13. The house edge on single-number bets:

1. Is higher than on even-money bets such as red/black or even/odd.
2. Is lower than on even-money bets such as red/black or even/odd
3. Is the same as on even-money bets such as red/black or even/odd

14. If double-zero has come up the last three spins in a row, the next spin is:

1. More likely than usual to be double-zero.
2. Less likely than usual to be double-zero.
3. About as likely as usual to be double-zero.

15. If some numbers consistently occur more frequently than expected by random chance, this:

1. Favors the house.
2. Favors the player.
3. Makes no difference.

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