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Types of Roulette games available today

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 10:21

Roulette, in any form, is quite easy to learn and fun to participate in. This queen of casino games was first introduced in the 18th century when monks from China travelled to France and introduced a Chinese game, played by using a wheel. With the passage of time, new features were added and roulette was born. The name of this game is based on a French term called “Roulette” literally meaning a small wheel.

With French settlers, this game landed on the shores of the American continent and a new Americanized version of this game came into existence. As the popularity of roulette grew with time, new forms and versions were introduced.

Some players even claim that they have found the best system for roulette in order to beat the house. However, the truth is that roulette systems can bring the house edge down but can't eliminate it. So, in other words, you can't beat the house you can just play with more chances to win but in the long term, the house has the advantage.

If we want to define this game, then roulette can be described as a game which depends solely on the luck of the participants. The gameplay of roulette is quite simple and involves betting on a particular number, group of numbers, colour and other combinations available on the roulette table.

Once bets are placed, the croupier turns the wheel and drops the ball. The ball moves on the spinning wheel and finally lands into a notch. Winners are declared on the basis of the place where the ball lands.

Though many types of roulette are currently available in the market, the gameplay of the majority remains the same.

The different types of roulette include the following:

American Roulette


American Roulette is the Americanized version of European roulette. The spinning wheel of this type of roulette comes with double zero pocket along with the normal zero. This helps in increasing the house edge in favour of the casino. The other difference between European and American roulette lies in the fact that the numbers in the latter are placed in a sequence as compared to a random placement in the former.

European or French Roulette


This version of roulette is the original form of the game. The numbers provided on the European roulette wheel range from 0 to 36. This version provides lesser house edge as compared to the American version. The odds of winning in this game are also greater than that of American roulette due to fewer numbers on the wheel. The odds of winning in the European version are 1 out of 37. This form of roulette is recommended for new as well as veteran players.

Online Roulette


There are many online casinos and gaming sites which provide this type of version to their clients. The online roulette is controlled by a gaming software. Basically, online roulette works just like a simple roulette and a player is required to make a wager on the given choices. Once the bets are placed, the gaming software then runs the wheel. The outcome of the game is decided based on where the ball falls on the roulette wheel.

Online Live Roulette


Though both online Live roulette and online roulette seem to be the same thing, the difference lies in the way these games are administered. In the online version, the game is controlled by the gaming software. On the other hand, in online Live roulette, a player only uses the gaming software to place his or her bet, everything else is administered by a real human being. All the aspects of the game ranging from spinning the wheel and declaration of the winner are telecasted live via the internet.