Differences Between French Roulette And American Roulette

Did you know that the most played number on roulette in the world is 17? The reason is that this is the number that James Bond always bets on in his movies, it is his favorite number.

The craziest roulette bet of all time starred Ashley Revell, an American player. In 2004, Revell decided to sell all his assets and managed to raise a total of $ 135,300. With this sum under his arm, he headed to the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. There he decided to make the riskiest roulette bet in history, since he bet on red all the money he had saved during his life. Revell was lucky, as the ball stopped on the red 7, which doubled his bet and brought him a profit of $ 270,600.

More Than Different Countries

As you can imagine, the only difference between roulette wheels is not that each one comes from a different country, but that each of them is governed by different rules. The first thing you should know is that French roulette is also known as European roulette, therefore, if you find a roulette with the name of European roulette in our online casino, keep in mind that it is the same as French roulette.

The essential differences between French or European roulette and American roulette are the mode and style of play. The speed at which the game takes place in American roulette is much faster and the waiting time between the different rounds is shorter than in European roulette.

The table in the American version is smaller so that players can reach the numbers and place their bets.

In addition, the American table only has one dealer who normally stands on the opposite side of the table bets and does not use a rake to collect the chips, but picks them up with his hands. On the other hand, the French has a minimum of two dealers (but never more than 4) and only one of them uses a rake to collect the chips.

Finally, in American roulette a small metal figurine called Dolly is used, which marks the numbers bet.

Which One Is Better For You?

In order to choose which roulette in our casino you want to play, the following points interest you:

  • Zeros: the main difference between the two roulette wheels is the number of zeros. American roulette has 38 boxes for the numbers 1 to 36, plus zero and double zero. The double zero function is the same as the single zero function in the French version, but adds more advantage to the casino by decreasing the odds of single and multiple bets. In this way, the double zero doubles the advantage that the house has over the players.

  • Zero determines the casino edge, as this number does not belong to any of the single bets with a 50 percent probability. For this reason, American casinos have included double zero on their roulette wheel to increase their edge.

  • In the case of American roulette, if the ball lands on either of the two zeros, the lose is automatically lost.