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American or European? Maybe French?

Which type of roulette is better? American or European? What is the difference? Who cares about the difference? If you have no idea about above written things, do not worry. We will have some kind of a literacy campaign on this page, because the only thin you wish to do is to enjoy all the casino games you like.

If you decide to play the roulette game, you need to remember that you need to buy different chips at the table, as it is impossible to play with the general casino chips. Also you will have your color of the chips. It is designed in this way, so that no contradictions would appear among the players or between the players and a dealer.

Australian roulette is one of the casino games where there is a big difference in strategy between online roulette and regular roulette, because in reality, there is no such thing as a perfectly calibrated roulette wheel, and over time, the wheel will favor certain numbers over others. Online roulette is a different story, since you aren’t dealing with an actual wheel, but rather with a computer program and randomly generated numbers. Therefore, you might be able to track the numbers at a casino, but in online casino this won’t help you out.

European Roulette

Roulette as a game was invented in Europe. Now we see the direct connection of the name and the game. European roulette has only one zero. It has 37 pockets, where there are 36 black and red numbers and 0 is green. The casino owners could not just sit and stare how the players are winning, so they brought green zero to the game. It means that is you wager on colors, you lose, if the ball hits 0. If there was no green color, you would have 50% possibility that the ball would hit your color. But in this case it is lower and the house edge is 2.7%.

American Roulette

Americans are nice people but they cannot stand when somebody has something good and they do not have that and that's why they think - why can't we have the same and even better? So, they invented double zero roulette, their own roulette game variation. At first sight there is not a big difference but extra zero increases the house edge to 5.26% and, correspondently, it brings more money to the house making American game variant more complicated. And it has nothing similar to other gambling games like Rainbow Riches online game. So, you should learn all the rules, as well as tips, before tart playing.

Although the American roulette is not widely spread in other countries, except America, it is well played and lots of people try their luck at this game.

Parlez-vous francais?

The French decided to be fairer than others. Why? Because, apparently, lots of them complained on the roulette rules. What are the differences between this kind of roulette and others? First of all, all the numbers are red on the table. They can be also green, as the color of the table. Shortly, the numbers are not marked on the table according to the color. They are black and red on the wheel, though.

Everything is written in French:

Manque: low numbers 1-18

Passe: high numbers 19-36

P-12 (Premiere 12): the first dozen (1-12)

M-12 (Moyenne 12): the middle dozen (13-24)

D-12 (Derniere 12): the last dozen (25-36)

Also it has La Partage rule. Partage means "division" or "partition". We all know that there are odd numbers, like 3, 5, 19, 23, and even numbers, like 2, 4, 10, 20. It appears that 0 is also an even number. But if you bet in American or European roulette on evens, and 0 comes up, you lose your bet. Fair? Not quite. But as we have already mentioned, the French decided to be better than others.

If you bet on evens and 0 comes up, you lose only 50% of your bet. This rule is pretty inspiring as according to it the house edge decreases to .35%.

En Prison (In prison) rule is also typical only for French roulette. If you bet on the even numbers and 0 is spun, you have a choice: to lose half your bet and take back the other half or to leave your bet "in prison" for the next spun. The next bet will be all-or-nothing one.


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