EvenBob
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August 14th, 2011 at 6:12:04 PM permalink
The Wiz said in another thread that roulette is a dying game. But is it?
The tables are always busy in the casinos I go to, its standing room
only. In Europe its as popular as ever. The new sit down console games
that use a real wheel are extremely popular, you can't get a seat most
of the time. I don't see roulette as a dying game at all.
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Paigowdan
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August 14th, 2011 at 6:27:13 PM permalink
Slowing is perhaps a better word for it. Still busy, but most tables are non-Roulette. With one or two tables, they can fill up quickly, but in comparison to the arrays of Blackjack tables, it's not huge. One Roulette table is like two Blackjack tables, or 80% of one crap table. Looking at it that way, Roulette is present, but not at all dominant in the U.S.
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EvenBob
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August 14th, 2011 at 6:46:57 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Roulette is present, but not at all dominant in the U.S.



But its never ever been even close to being dominant. I've been going to
Vegas since 76 and the number of roulette tables has always been constant.
Its been dominant in Europe for 200 years and it still is.
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Tiltpoul
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August 14th, 2011 at 6:52:46 PM permalink
You could argue that there are other roulette options... such as the VP type machines or the standalone machines where multiple people sit around a machine that spins a ball and electronically pays out. But as far as live roulette, yes it could be a dying game.
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Paigowdan
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August 14th, 2011 at 6:54:47 PM permalink
Interesting answers can be found in NJ Gaming's monthly report (July)
New Jersey Gaming Stats by table
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midwestgb
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August 14th, 2011 at 7:03:51 PM permalink
It is not dying. It is the simplest table game to learn, and fun for the beginner. If it is slowing in popularity, casinos in this country have only themselves to blame. Any gambler worth his salt knows the game on the American table sports an unreasonable house advantage. I play it for fun, at times, with money I can ALWAYS afford to part with.
Paigowdan
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August 14th, 2011 at 7:49:42 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Interesting answers can be found in NJ Gaming's monthly report (July)
New Jersey Gaming Stats by table



Here's the stats On Roulette from New Jersey - this July's figures drop ("action") figures, in comparison to total table action/drop:
ACH: $3.0M/$25.0M (12% of table action)
Bally's: $8.3M/$73M (11%)
Caesars: $9.1M/$100.3M (9%)
Harrah's: $5.7M/$65.5M (8.7%)
Resorts: $2.1M/$31.6M (6.6%)
Showboat $2.6M/$30.7M (8.5%)
Trop AC: $5.4M/$54.6M (10%)
Gold Ngt: $1.6M/$22.6M (7.1%)
Trump Pl: $2.2M/$28.0M (7.9%)
Trump Taj:$6.7M/$77.6M (8.6%)

We can deduce certain things from NJ's stats (including info from all tables here):
1. Roulette is about 9% of the casinos' action. Very Respectable, - not dominant.
2. Roulette is #3 at $47M in action a month: Also very resptecable (Blackjack is far and away Numbah One, - crap is #2, so to speak.
3. Three-card Poker has got about 90 tables in that town (Atlantic City) HUGE!
4. Pai Gow Poker has about 40 tables in that town, Asian tiles about 30 tables, for a combined $22M a month, less than half (but about half) of Roulette's action. Still big, but not as big as LV/West Coast.
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MrCasinoGames
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August 14th, 2011 at 7:56:17 PM permalink
Roulette is very popular Online and Live-Online Casino.
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EvenBob
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August 14th, 2011 at 8:13:38 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan


1. Roulette is about 9% of the casinos' action. Very Respectable, - not dominant.



But its never been dominant in any US casino. Its always been
a solid moneymaker and still is. You can see a table of BJ players
sit there for hours, slowly losing. People lose much faster at
roulette, it gobbles up the dollars. Players come and go from a
roulette table like its a fast food restaurant.
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VegasVic14
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August 14th, 2011 at 8:29:26 PM permalink
It won't ever be as popular as BJ or craps. Even with the lower house edge over roulette, those two games have the added element of "I'm smart enough to beat this game" and this is the appeal. Unless a gambler thinks he has located a biased wheel, there's no perceived advantage in roulette.
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