Yes, there is an American and a European versions of Roulette! If you have not heard about this before, keep on reading to find out what the differences between them are and which one gives players the best edge.
The difference between American and European Roulette is that the American one comes with a 0 and a 00, making it a roulette with 38 numbers on the wheel (0-36 + 00). American Roulette only has a 0, making it a roulette with 37 numbers on the wheel (0-36). Even though it may not sound like a big deal, the truth is that the double zero (00) in American Roulette gives the house a higher edge over the player, and the player has less chances of getting paid than in European Roulette.
In American Roulette the odds of any given number coming up are 37 to 1, whereas in European Roulette the odds are 36 to 1. This means that the house edge on American Roulette is 5.26%, in contrast with a 2.7% house edge in European Roulette. For every $100 that you play on American Roulette you will lose $5.26, and for the same amount played on European Roulette you will only lose $2.7.
The good news is that you can find European Roulette and American Roulette at almost every casino. The fact that they are called “American” and “European” versions of roulette does not mean that they are only found in those geographical locations. Most brick and mortar casinos in the United States and in Europe offer both versions of the game and you just need to keep an eye open once you are there. When it comes to online gaming, it is a lot easier because most casinos offer both and you can just access them from the casino lobby in one click.
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