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6 Different Types of Roulette

Roulette has evolved over the years. From the original French version to the American form adding a double zero, the growth of online casinos have seen further types created of the popular casino game.

Here are six different versions of roulette that you’ll be able to find at many online casinos:

American Roulette

American Roulette has 38 numbers that the ball can land on. They are numbered from 1-36 which are coloured either black or red. There is also a zero and double zero, which are coloured green.

The pay for backing a colour is evens, just like backing high (1-18) or low (19-36). The odds increase with the less likelihood of a match. For example, selecting a single number gives you odds of 35:1. The payouts are as follows:

High or Low: pays 1:1
Red or Black: pays 1:1
Odd or Even: pays 1:1
Dozen betting (first 12 numbers, etc): pays 2:1
Column betting on 12 numbers: pays 2:1
Six line betting on six numbers: pays 5:1
Corner betting on four numbers: pays 8:1
Street betting on three numbers: pays 11:1
Split betting on two numbers: pays 17:1
Straight up bets on one number: pays 35:1

European Roulette

The European version of the game differs from the American because there is only one zero. European Roulette still has numbers 1-36 and the same betting options apply – column betting, dozen betting etc.

With only one zero the chances of winning at European Roulette are slightly better than if you were to play the American form. Though the zeros are not covered in the colour, column or double betting either.

For those who want to see the difference in European and American Roulette, most online casinos offer both games, such as:

French Roulette

Roulette is believed to have been devised in the 17th Century by French mathematician Blaise Pascal. The word in French itself translates to “Little wheel”. So we could say that this casino game originated in France.

The French version is similar to European Roulette in that he has 37 options. However, the table layout is different to both the European and American versions.

If Pascal did indeed determine the rules of roulette it would have been he who decided that the croupier spins the wheel in one direction and then the ball in the opposite. Roulette is a simple game, whichever version of it you play.

20p Roulette

Growing in popularity at online casinos, 20p Roulette is exactly what it says. Largely considered for beginners getting to grips with the game or testing new strategies, the wheel and the odds remain the same.

Mini Roulette

For those who like the sound of roulette but are put off by playing with 37 or 38 numbers then Mini Roulette is for them. This version of the game is as its name suggests – a smaller version of the game and therefore fewer numbers.

The numbers go from 1-12 plus there is also a zero to bet on. This means you have nearly three times the odds of winning compared to the traditional version.

This does mean that some of the payouts are smaller. Whilst Odd/Evens, Red/Black remain at 1:1, the half dozen bet has dropped to 1:1 and column betting is now down to 2:1. Backing a single number is at 11:1 – the highest odds you’ll find.

Multi-Wheel Roulette

As the name suggests this version of roulette using more than one wheel. Your wager is placed on not one wheel, but up to eight at once. Your one bet can cover all eight wheels.

Multi-Wheel Roulette follows the same rules of European Roulette with the odds cut depending on how many wheels are active during the spin.


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