Variants of Roulette

Roulette is an exciting and enticing casino game played in every casino. Earlier Roulette was played in land based casino. People only knew one type of Roulette, but with time there has been advancement in this game and many other variations of Roulette came in existence. With the introduction of Internet, Roulette has become a popular game played online. Almost all the online casinos offer Roulette and its different variants. Some of the different variants of Roulette are :-

European Roulette

European Roulette is one of the oldest variations of Roulette being played since 18th century. European Roulette table has a single 0 and numbers from 1 to 36 making total 37 slots. The presence of single zero means that the house edge in European Roulette is 2.6%, providing the players with better odds to win. Players can win money more easily by playing the European Roulette than other variants.

American Roulette

An American Roulette table has a single zero and an extra double zero ‘00’ along with numbers from 1 to 36. In American Roulette there are 38 slots. Players may think that two zeroes may provide better betting options, which is actually not true as the casinos don’t pay out for the outside bets in case the ball stops in a zero pocket. The house advantage in American Roulette is 5.2% which is double the European Roulette.  

French Roulette

French Roulette is a redesigned version of European Roulette in which the appearance of the table has been changed. An additional betting rule ‘En Prison’ is part of this game. In this if the players makes ‘even money bets’ and the ball stops on zero, then they tend to get half their bet back. The house advantage in this falls to 1.35% offering the players better odds of winning.

Racetrack Roulette

Racetrack Roulette also known as ‘Roulette Pro’, ‘Roulette Gold’ is available on European as well as French Roulette tables. This form of Roulette offers an extra betting area than the main grid through which the players can bet on the other combinations of numbers. Some of the bets used in Racetrack Roulette are- neighbors, orphans, etc.

Multiple Wheel Roulette

Some of the casinos offer Roulette version in which the players can play with more than one wheel at the same time.

No Zero Roulette

Some of the online casinos claim to have zero house edge on some of its games, as they have removed zero from the Roulette table providing the players with better odds to win.