Types of Roulette

There are a number of different types of roulette games, with different odds and advantages. So here are a quick run down of the different versions of roulette that can be played both online and offline.

European roulette

European roulette is the most common of the roulette wheels and probably the one you are most familiar with. It has the numbers 1-36 in red and black alternating segments with a single green 0.

European roulette has the best odds out of the roulette tables, which is why it is the most popular.

American roulette

American roulette is very similar to European roulette except for the fact it has a second green segment numbered 00. This gives the house a slim extra edge. Although the house edge is less favourable, you could argue that the addition of the green 00 makes it more exciting when placing your bets.

French roulette

As roulette originated from France (roulette meaning ‘little wheel’), it is only fair to include French roulette here.

French roulette is very similar to European roulette and has the same odds. The only real difference is the location of the numbers and odds on the betting table.

Racetrack roulette

Depending on which casino you are playing at, when you are playing American or European roulette you may find an extra grid above the normal betting area. In there are popular combinations of numbers making it easier for you to place bets.

Mini roulette

Mini roulette is not very common compared to other versions of roulette.

Some casinos offer a scaled down version of roulette and as I am sure you can guess, there are fewer numbers and betting options to choose from.

Unfortunately the house has a bigger edge when it comes to mini roulette so it’s not recommended that you play it too often.