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Types of Roulette: European, American, Mini-Roulette

Types of Roulette

We all are aware that there are several types of roulette game. Some are good and some are not so attractive. Before roulette became so popular, it had some variations which were competing for becoming the classic game. And we now know this game of luck and chance, which sometimes takes our breath away. There are main types of the roulette game. And we all know them. It is European, American and French roulette.

European Roulette

There are many variants that provide many stories about the origins of the roulette game. But there is one that we know for sure: European roulette appeared before American. And none argues that fact. European variant is more loved by the players as it is offering to the players a lower house edge comparing to the American. It is only 2.7 percent: half as much as American roulette offers.

There is a subtype of the European roulette called French roulette. It is even a better variant of this game. It offers En Prison and La Partage rules, which are so loved by the players. They take effect if the player bets on even or odd but zero comes out. The bet remains on its spot "in prison" and remains on its spot for the next bet. Or, if the player wants, he can take away a half of the initial bet.

American Roulette

It "sailed" to the country of the United States from Europe and settled there to become one of the most famous casino games ever. As the game was brought to the US long time ago, the casinos had enough time to introduce the changes in this game. And they added another zero to the game.

Now this variation of the roulette game has 5.26 percent of the house edge. American roulette is a better option for the gaming establishments. But it is worse for the players. That is why the players are looking for the single-zero roulette. One of the best advantages of the online casinos is that they offer both types of the roulette, while the land casinos on the territory of the US are not eager to suggest this game variation.


It is that type of roulette, where you can win way more often than in any other kind of the game. It has only 13 pockets. But if you want to play this game, you should be prepared for the higher bets, as your chances are high, your bets are to be high too. But it is fun to play. Only a dozen of numbers and your chances increase three times.