Best Roulette Games

roulette_mainWhen it comes to Casino Live Games, there’s always a golden spot for the Roulette game, which is one the most played game at every Casino in the world (after slots machines), and the main reason people go to casinos all over the world. However, not all of these variations of the Roulette Game.

There are two main types of Roulette Games offered at casinos, which are European and American Roulette and while they practically look the same, there is a main difference between them that makes one so much better than the other. There are also a number of lesser known games which some casinos feature, and while most of the rules stay the same across the Roulette tables, there are distinguishing characteristics for each.

American Roulette

The name of this variation of the Roulette game suggests that it was invented in America, but nothing farther from the truth. The American Roulette variation was in fact the original French Roulette, which featured the number zero and double zero, while the European Roulette was actually invented in 1843 by  François and Louis Blanc, as a competitor to the original.

This is the game most frequently offered by casinos all around the globe. The quickest way to recognise it is by looking at the wheel which is configured with consecutive numbers across from each other and an additional section marked with double zero “00” on it which European Roulette does not have, making it a better game for the house.

You may find yourself asking why is this such a big deal, and the answer would be quite a lot. In fact, the presence of the double zero section makes the odds on each number 35 to 1. Payout rates will also depend on whether the player places single bets (red, black, even, odd, passe, or manque), double bets (12’s or columns), or numbers bets from 1-5. Should the ball fall into the 0 or the 00, only the winning bets on these numbers will be paid.

European Roulette

This latter variation of the Roulette game is so much similar to the American Roulette form, with the exception that the wheel is configured differently and features a single zero, instead of the additional double zero. This small point cuts the house edge (odds the house has in favor for winning the game) from 5.26% to 2.63% on these games, making European Roulette the best of the two games to play on at a casino.

The variation of European Roulette is offered more and more frequently by online casinos than by their land based counterparts which is a real advantage for the online player. So, the numbers call for a smart play, and that is choosing the European Roulette instead of the American variation. Winning at the Casino is always a matter of luck, but there is always a good strategy when it comes to winning your bets.