Roulette is one of the best-known and most played games and it is played in many casinos. There are two main variants in which a distinction is made; European Roulette, which also includes French and English Roulette, and American Roulette. Some differences distinguish the variants from each other.
European Roulette is, first of all, played with a single zero. You can bet on this zero, but due to its presence, your chance of winning is not quite what it seems. A bet on red yields double your bet, but the chance that the ball will land on a red number during roulette is 18 out of 37. That is just under 50 percent.
Chance of winning
American Roulette is not often offered in Dutch casinos. The main reason for this is that American Roulette is played with a double zero next to the single zero. This decreases the chances of winning on inside bets (red or black, even or odd, high or low, and the dozen bets) and that sounds less pleasant to players. Smaller chances of winning are rather not experienced, so European Roulette is often chosen over the American variant.
The American variant has its origins in Las Vegas, where the world of large casinos has been nesting for ages. Gambling in Las Vegas is cool and impressive, so it’s not surprising that the two-zero variant came out of Las Vegas. Today this variant is mainly played in the United States and Canada, but you can also find this variant in South America and the Caribbean.
In casinos in the Netherlands you sometimes find American Roulette, but to make it extra confusing it is played with only the single zero. European Roulette is simply played. Players’ odds seem to be the deciding factor in choosing the type of roulette they want to play and that is completely understandable. So why is it called American roulette? That probably has everything to do with the experience of the player. In some casinos, they like to create an American atmosphere and then American roulette fits better than French or European roulette.
Online roulette is also played a lot. Online casinos offer great opportunities to play roulette online. You come across the European variant the most so that it remains as attractive as possible for customers to place their bets. Not only can you play from your desktop, but nowadays there are many options to play online roulette via your mobile and tablet. You can do this on one of the table games, but there is also a live casino with real croupiers, who answer all your questions and are in contact with you live.