Published on 15 February 2014
Roulette is a french word for “small wheel” and the game was originally known as “French Roulette”.The roulette game took over the European gambling industry in the early 18th century and today almost all French Roulette table around the world have been replaced by a European version of the American Roulette.
The games have some differences, which make them stand out from one another.
American Roulette can either have a single zero or a double zero, but is played the same for both and is faster than French Roulette. Aide from the zeros, the layout of the table is also the same. The only differences is the roulette wheel, the number sequence on the wheel is differ from each other.
European Roulette is a term mostly used in the US, it is the roulette game with a single zero and it could be called as an American Roulette with a single zero or French Roulette as both of them have the same kind of roulette wheel with the same sequence of numbers.
French Roulette is globally known as a roulette game with a single zero, a wide table layout and have Stickmen that handle the chips.
In the US and French casinos, American Roulette is referred to as American Roulette with double zeros (0,00).
While in the non-US and non-French casinos, such as in the United Kingdom, American Roulette is referred to as the American Roulette with a single zero. In some European casinos the single zero American roulette game is called Fair Roulette and in French casinos is it called English Roulette.
No matter how much differences these types of roulette games have, they are still popular and attractive to many players.