Roulette is probably the most iconic of casino games. It brings with it connotations of suave sophistication, chic, rich casinos and beautiful people playing beautiful games. And perhaps some of the time that’s the absolute truth. Other times it’s just a fun game to play, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re playing in Biarritz or Birmingham, the outcome is still the same – the odds won’t be changing.
The best way to find out about roulette is to play it. Go online and try your own luck at the different roulette games you can find there. Getting in the practice here means you can go into any casino anywhere with confidence, knowing exactly what roulette games you might find, and how to play them.
To give you an idea before you start though, we’ve detailed the main differences here
European roulette is the roulette that most people think of when you mention the name to them. The wheel has the numbers 0 to 36 placed around the edge (there is no additional 00 wedge here – that’s only used in American roulette) and when the wheel is spun, a little ball travels with it, whizzing around the edge until it eventually stops. Depending on where it stops and what you’ve bet, you might win something.
American roulette is a game that everyone knows. Or rather, everyone thinks they know. The problem is, a lot of the time they are getting it confused with European roulette which, although very similar, isn’t quite the same. American roulette is played on a wheel with the number 0 to 36 on it, plus an extra 00, and it is this 00 figure that is the main difference between European and American roulette – European roulette doesn’t have that extra set of digits.
The odds of winning a wager in American roulette depend on the kind of game you are playing, as there are various different bets that can be placed on the ball as it spins around the wheel.