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**amor_vincit_omnia** Please explain!

A roulette wheel used in a US casino has 38 slots, of which 18 are red, 18 are black and 2 green. A roulette wheel in a French casino has 37 slots, 18 red 18 black and 1 green. A ball is rolles around the wheel and ends up in one of the slots with equal probability. Suppose that a player bets on red. iF A $1 bet is placed, the player wins $1 if the ball hits a red slot (the player's $1 bet is returned). If the ball ends up in a black or green slot, the $1 bet is lost

Find the expected value of this game to the player in

a) the US

b) France