Nobody can deny the fact that Roulette, as a game, is a thrilling casino classic. After all, what can be more fun than placing bets on numbers and watching them turn you into a big wealthy millionaire?Have you ever wondered how this game is played?
Do you want to give it a try and see what do your lucky stars have in store for you?Well, before you do, allow me to tell you more about the things that you should take into account before starting your game.


Roulette traces its origins back from 18th century, France. As a matter of fact, the term ‘roulette’ is a French word that means ‘little wheel’. The game has witnessed different changes throughout the years, in terms of rules and models; nevertheless, it continues to be one of the most popular games in casinos and it has been generating pleasure, mystery and a lot of fun to this day.

How is it played? 

The rules of Roulette are quite simple and easily understood, yet it is important to note that since it is gambling, luck plays the most important part in the game. Yes, it is all about anticipation!

There are 36 numbers on the wheel. First, a white ball is sent to spin and it will finally stop on one of the numbers.

You then have to choose where to place your bets on the table. On the table, you are exposed to many options:

  1. On a single number or many numbers.
  2. On low numbers ( from 1 to 18) or High numbers (from 19 to 36)
  3. On an odd or even number.
  4. On black or Red.
After the choice has been made, the wheel is spun in one direction, after that, the ball is spun in the opposite direction, and whichever is the number of the slot the ball stops is considered the winning number. (Meaning, you won.)

European Roulette:

European Roulette is considered to be the preference of many players, and the latter is due to its great popularity. Because of its house advantage that is estimated around 2.63%, it provides, to some extent, greater chances to earn for its players.

The European roulette wheel has 37 divisions, where we find numbers from 1 to 36 and the number 0 is usually marked in green. The whole process depends on how the player should put his bet on a given number, and predicts on which number the ball will stop, and thus, if it stops on the number he has chosen, he will get paid.

When playing online, the player just has to place his chips and press ‘spin’. Once it is over, has the choice between making another bet by clicking on “Re-bet” or exit the game by clicking on ‘’clear bets’. 

The croupier is the person who is usually found at the table; he calls out the start of the game by usually saying ‘place your bets’. Next, the player chooses the type of bet he wants to make.

When the croupier says ‘no more bets’, no bets should be allowed. 

There are different types of bets that players can choose, let’s review them:

Types of Bets:

The player should take into consideration that two sections exist:

First, bets that are put on individual numbers, as mentioned before, and group bets. As a matter of fact, the good thing about European Roulette is that players can take advantage of two major series: Inside and Outside bets.

Inside bets are either single numbers, or numbers from a small group, whereas outside bets only contain large groups of numbers.

Of course, European Roulette’s rules might differ in some European countries like France, Germany or Netherlands. Yet, it is only slightly distinct with some minor details, that is, the basics are quite the same.

American Roulette:

It is true that many Europeans avoid playing American roulette, and prefer European roulette, yet it is only fair to note that American Roulette is just as popular as European roulette whether in the United States, United Kingdom and even Asia.

Unlike the European roulette who has 36 divisions, American Roulette has 38 ones, where we find numbers from 1 to 36 (That are colored in red and black) plus 0 plus 00 (that are colored in green).

While European Roulette has the croupier, American roulette has “the dealer”.

American roulette uses different chips compared to other table games. Once the table is chosen, the player must exchange the casino chips or the money with the dealer. The chips come in different colors so no confusions are to be made.

Like the European roulette, no bets can be modified or removed once the deal says ‘no more bets’.

By now, you must be thinking that the two are quite the same, right?

On the contrary, the two are relatively distinct, you will find out you why in the next section.

The difference between American and European Roulette:

To begin with, you have to understand that the difference lies in the order of numbers and we have already established that the American roulette has an additional zero also known as ‘American double green zero’
There is also a difference in odds and payouts, let’s say for instance you bet on a single number, your chances of winning in the European roulette are from 1 to 37 and that’s because of it exists 37 numbers. On the other hand, the payout for wins would be from 35 to 1, and you will be paid 35 in addition to the original bet.
Whereas in the American roulette, your chances of winning would be from 1 to 38 for there exists 38 numbers. Concerning the payout, it is pretty much the same thing, that is, you get paid 35 in addition to your original bet.
So you must be thinking it is just a one pocket difference? What is the big deal?Actually, that very one pocket can change a lot of things, and it should not be taken for granted.Let’s illustrate more: 
Let’s say you bet 1 dollar on a European roulette, you will approximately lose about a unit.If you bet one dollar on an American roulette, you will approximately lose around 2 units.In a nutshell, you will lose double the cash on the American roulette.

Which one is better then?

So which is better to try your luck on? It looks easier to answer, doesn’t it?

If you are thinking ‘European roulette’, you are probably correct, it is not a matter of preferences; it is actually only a matter of fact.

So the answer should not be perplexing and it does not require a lot of thinking: Go for the European roulette, because on the American roulette, you’re prone to lose your money faster.


Roulette is absolutely one of the most fun games that has been created, and one that continues to be appreciated by many players.

Nevertheless, it is safe to say that both European and American roulettes contain a lot of thrill and each game has its own charm, plus, it is called ‘gambling’ anyway, so all you got to do is GAMBLE.

Are you going to win or lose?

Cross your fingers and pray for your lucky stars, maybe they have got a lot of fortune in store for you.

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