Roulette is probably one of the most popular casino games throughout the world. However, most people are only familiar with a certain type of roulette. So what are the main types of roulette and what are the differences between them?
The European version of the roulette game is actually the original and the most popular. The wheel of the European roulette has 37 numbers; from 0 to 36. This means that the odds of winning are 1 to 37. At the same time, it has a low house edge of 2.67%. The European roulette also provides more options, such as paying the croupier to start the ball from a specific spot. Additionally, in this version the numbers are placed on the wheel randomly.
The American version of roulette has 38 numbers on the wheel; 00, and from 0 to 36. As a result, the odds of winning are 1 to 38, so it is slightly less likely to win in the American version than it is in the European. The stakes are also significantly higher for the American roulette, as the house edge is 5.26%. Additionally, the numbers are placed on the American roulette wheel in a specific order, so sequential numbers are opposite from one another.
While the American and the European versions are the most popular, there are a few other less known roulette types as well. Two of them are:
This version is very similar to the European. However, in the French roulette you have the option to lower the house edge to 1.35% if the ball lands on 0, or if you’ve placed an even money bet. The wheel in this roulette type is the same as in the European.
The Royal roulette is similar to the European, but it also gives you the option to hit a progressive jackpot. This happens if you win the same number bet five times in a row.