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Roulette types

Compare American and European Roulette Odds 

Of course, Roulette is a game of chance, but you can apply the Probabylity Theory to figure out the number coming up. Remember that the probabilities in American and European roulette games are different.

Roulette is one of the most popular casino games. The game was born somewhere at the beginning of the 18th century, but there are not so many types of roulette as other casino games have. Nowadays, there are two main variations of roulette - American and European.

The main difference that the player will notice is the zeros on the roulette wheel. The European version has one zero (0) and the American version has a double zero (00). This results in changing the house edge to the favour of the player in the European version.

Another big difference between these two versions is the pockets or slots located within the wheel. There are 37 pockets on the European wheel and 38 pockets on the American wheel. According to European as well as French roulette rules, the player can wager on 37 numbers: from 1 to 36 and 0, while in American roulette the player can bet on 38 numbers: from 1 to 36, 0 and 00. Thanks to this additional double-zero the house edge increases nearly 2 times. American roulette offers two additional bets - Five bet (covers numbers - 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 with 6:1 payout, and Zero split - 0 and 00 with 19:1 payout). Other payouts are similar for both roulette variations. For more information see American and European roulette.