Roulette is one of the most popular casino games throughout the world. However, most people are only familiar with a certain type of roulette. If you want to play roulette with a system then you need to know what are the main roulette types and what are the differences between them. There are 3 main roulette types.
- European Roulette ( most popular)
- American Roulette
- French Roulette
The are no different roulette wheels or roulette balls that make each type different. The main thing that the three roulette types dont have in common is the roulette bets and layout/naming of bets and table which affects the roulette odds as well.
Lets have a look into more detail.
The European version of the roulette game is actually the original and the most popular roulette type. 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. European roulette is the most common roulette type that someone can find in online casinos or brick and mortar casinos.
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 type 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.
When we mentioned the types of roulette at the begining of this article we didnt refer to Royal Roulette because this is not a very common type and its usually a type we find on selected land based casinos. 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.