Difference Between American, European and French Roulette

Published on 3 December 2012

Many people like roulette because they can choose between American, European and French. The difference of these games are the house edge and numbers on the wheels. In American Roulette, the wheel has 38 numbers and the house edge is 5.26%. While in the European, the wheel only has 37 numbers and 2.70% casino edge. And French roulette is the best one because its not only being played on the European wheel but it also features either the ‘En Prison’ or ‘La Partage’ rule, which leads to a 1.35% casino advantage.

If you dont know what varity you are going to play, the smart move is to ask the other players. Many of them will surely say that French or European roulette are the best because these both have low house edges. Some people prefer to play American wheel and taking the risk of 5.26% casino edge. So you might as weel consider taking into account what gives more advantage to you.

If the local casino doesnt have any other roulette games, players are forced to play American roulette. But French and European roulette can also be played online.

Some of the players dont care about the little house edge because European roulette is always crowded they would go to American for a much better and comfortable play.

Which ever you have decided to play, just make sure you know the odds and advantages. Play responsibly and make sure you will be benefited from it. If you go bet for a red or black on a European wheel, you have a 48.65% chance of winning; if you place the same amount of bet on an American wheel, you’ll have a 47.37% chance of winning. The difference is just 1.28% difference, which you wont even notice after hundreds of spins.