Roulette game variations

Roulette game is considered to be one of the most popular casino games. And that is why it can be of several types for players to choose from. These types are played similarly and follow the same rules. But still there are some differences between that every player should know and understand before starting the game.

American Roulette

American Roulette is the most wide spread Roulette wheel type. American Roulette wheel has a single zero ("0") and "double zero" ("00") slots. This creates a large difference in the house advantage which is 5.26% for American roulette wheel.

European Roulette

This type of the Roulette wheel is almost identical to American Wheel. The difference is that there is no "double zero" ("00") slot. The house advantage is 2.63%. It can rather difficult to find European wheel for that reason. But if you want to play at this kind of the Roulette wheel you should spend some time to find it. There are a lot of online casinos sites which offer the best European Roulette for their players. The problem is that there are much more online casinos with American Roulette wheel.

French Roulette

French Roulette is considered to be the "original" one. In fact, the word "roulette" itself is translated from French as 'little wheel". But unfortunately, this type of the Roulette is not very popular because of the good odds and low house advantage. Most casinos, both land based and online prefer not to propose it. Also there is La Partage rule, the basic principle of which is that a player loses only 50% of his bet when the Roulette wheel stops. It makes this type of the Roulette very attractive to eager players, but not for online casinos.

Roulette Royal

Basically, Roulette Royal is the same as its European counterpart. The difference is that Roulette Royal has a progressive jackpot, like in a Slot machine. The progressive jackpot can be hit only when one number is hit five times. So, the sum of the progressive jackpot is pretty large.