Roulette without zero

The installation of a roulette in the halls of Crockford raised some rather delicate legal issues. The European version of roulette (where the presence of “zero” provides the institution with a positive prize percentage) contradicts the law of 1960, which states that playing roulette is allowed only if there are equal chances of winning for all participants without exception. Many clubs have resolved the controversy by applying roulette wheels, where there was no zero at all. The only source of income in this case is the fee for the right to participate in the game. However, in some cases, this innovation has played a cruel joke with the owners, since players with unlimited financial capabilities automatically received the right to raise game rates indefinitely, which, in turn, was not slow in affecting the clubs’ worst incomes. Some clubs, in response, set low maximum bet sizes, which immediately scared off wealthy players who prefer to play big. Crockford, however, managed to find its own solution to this puzzling problem. Admission to the club’s roulette hall was set at $ 2.8. In return, the visitor received a ticket, on the back of which was the following announcement: “In case you want to participate in the winners of the establishment, please hand over the given root to the croupier”. This gave visitors the opportunity at any time to join the game of the bank of their own accord (which happens relatively rarely) and at the same time gives all interested parties absolutely equal chances to win. And in order to ensure maximum success for the game, seven croupiers were issued from France with a salary of $ 1,800 a week.