In this article, we will talk about the main types of roulette, their features, and their rules. Online casinos usually present the same types as land casinos, so the information below is for them too.
Major Kinds of Roulette
There are three main types of roulette:
- European roulette,
- American roulette,
- French roulettes.
First of all, American roulette has the "00" number. Thus, there are more numbers than in European roulette, but payouts are the same.
Mathematicians have calculated that this nuance increases the house edge to 5.4%. For comparison, in the European roulette, it is 2.7%.
Therefore, all professionals recommend never playing American roulette.
Also, these two types differ in the arrangement of numbers on the game wheel, procedure, and other game rules. Just note that in the former Soviet Union, a hybrid of American and European roulette was popular. It has a wheel with one zero, but otherwise, it is more like the American version regarding numbers and rules.
For example, the dealer does not use special tools to collect the chips from the table. This is because the table for European roulette is slightly larger than typical in Russia, so to reach the far fields is somewhat tricky. The important thing is to determine the denomination chips. In European roulette, it is predetermined. In the American one, it is marked directly in the game, although you can also use other valuable pieces.
French roulette has the European wheel, and the game features the same rules. Furthermore, it has some other rules.
Particular Roulette Rules
Now about special rules for different roulettes.
Many European casinos have an "En Prison" roulette rule. It means that after the first loss, a "zero" rate may let you stay and play in the next round. If "zero" falls again, the bet loses. However, if the rate is played, it returns to the player without payouts. This rule is profitable for casino visitors because it reduces the house edge to 1.35%.
French roulette has a similar rule called "La Partage". It also supposes "zero" when playing over the odds. In this case, a player loses only half of the bet. This rule benefits players because the casino's edge is only 1.35%.
American roulette has a similar rule - after "zero," half of the bet is returned. It was called "Surrender", familiar to all fans of blackjack. The significant house edge in American roulette is because of the double "zero", reducing the rate from 5.26% to 2.63%, which is quite substantial. But even with this rule, you should avoid this game of roulette.
We hope that this information is helpful to all fans of roulette and will help them to better play in online casinos, as well as in those in the real world.