The novice online casino gambler needs to know that there are two types of roulette tables – American Roulette and European Roulette. They also need to know the basic differences between the two if they wish to have any form of success when playing at any roulette table. An informed gambler who understands the odds of the game they are playing stands a better chance of winning.
The American Roulette wheel has thirty eight slots. Numbered slots run from one to thirty six plus two extra slots consisting of a zero and a double zero.
The European Roulette wheel also consists of numbered slots from one to thirty six but only has one zero slot, bringing the total number of slots to thirty seven.
There are many different types of bets you can place on an American Slot and European Roulette table. Different types of bets offer different odds.
- Single number – 35:1
- Split bet is a placed on two numbers – 17:1
- Street bet consists of three numbers – 11:1
- Corner bet is a bet split between four numbers – 8:1
- Five numbers offers – 6:1
- Six number – 5:1
- Column consists of twelve numbers – 2:1
- Dozen also consists of twelve numbers – 2:1
- High or Low consists of eighteen numbers each – 1:1
- Red or Black also consists of eighteen numbers – 1:1
- Odd or Even consist of eighteen numbers – 1:1
American Roulette offers a unique betting opportunity with a Top Line bet consisting of five numbers, and an extra number Zero slot, while European Roulette offers a range of unique Call bets. The more popular version of Roulette is the European version as it offers a better house edge percentage of about 2.8% compared to American Roulette house edge percentage of about 5.2%.
A player can place any number of mixed bets on the table, but needs to take care that the amount of bets placed do not exceed the winning combination possibilities. A simple example of this would be a player who places a bet on Red and an equal bet on Black. If Red comes in the player wins that particular bet but loses the bet placed on Black, needless to say the player is going nowhere fast.