Last Update: May 21, 2009
Diamond Roulette is a roulette variant, which made its debut in Atlantic City in November, 2008. The game plays like conventional roulette, except the numbers 1 to 36 are colored red, blue, green, yellow, purple, and black, six numbers per color. A bet on an individual color pays 5 to 1, for a house edge of 5.26% in double-zero roulette, and 2.78% in single-zero.
In double-zero roulette, six bets are available on a combination of any one color and the two zeros. These bets pay 3 to 1, for a house edge of 15.79%. In double-zero roulette these bets pay on a combination of one color and the single zero. Under single-zero rules, these bets pay 4 to 1, for a house edge of 5.41%.
All the other bets normally found in roulette are also available, except the traditional even money red and black bets.
The version in Atlantic City is on a double-zero wheel. As with convention double-zero roulette in Atlantic City, even money bets only lose half if the balls lands in either zero.
Reason #2 why the Wizard likes Bovada:
No-hassle practice games
Most online casinos spend more effort trying to separate you from your money than they do trying to give you a good experience. They have all kinds of popup windows, they usually make you download their software, and if they do offer play-in-browser games then you have to register an account before you can play. And if you register they start sending you emails trying to get you to deposit real money.
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I wish all online casinos showed this much respect for their players. Other casinos practically ask for your first born child to play for free. Meanwhile Bovada is patient and does not twist anybody’s arm to play for real money. You can play as long as you like for free with no obligation. The real-money games are available if that’s your preference, but if not, you can play the free practice games for as long as you like without hassle.