Variations of Roulette


There are quite a variety of gambling games available in the casinos around the world. Some games like blackjack can be quite complicated and not everyone can walk right in and start to play blackjack without having some decent knowledge of the game. Roulette however is different.

This is a game that can be enjoyed by both beginners and professional gamblers. It can sometimes be known as a game of pure chance. People have won and lost lots of money playing roulette. Further in this article you will find information on the different variations of Roulette.

Originally people were led to believe that roulette found its origins in ancient Egypt. Archaeological discovery however never supported this claim. In fact the findings led the archaeologists to France.

The belief is that the game originated as far back as the 1800′s. The game eventually spread to other parts of the world and soon people were developing different variations of the game. The people involved in this era were notorious for their gambling.

Today there are 3 main variations of the game. There is European roulette, Royal roulette and American roulette. The tools used to play the game are the same and there are similar aspects to each game, however there are also large differences to playing each version of the game. These differences cause people to have different attitudes towards the game of roulette.

The major difference in the American and European versions of the game is the way the wheel is set up. In American roulette the wheel has numbers from 00(double zero) and 0 to 36. The European version has numbers from 0 to 36.

Prospective players will also notice that there are small variations to each version of the game. It is strongly advised that any would be roulette player acquaint themselves with the different rules and versions of American, Royal and European roulette.

Roulette can be enjoyed both online and offline. For online roulette the American version is by far the most popular version. The 0 and 00 slots on the wheel are green in colour. The house edge in American roulette is 5.26 % and this is significantly higher than other games such as blackjack and craps.

These other games can have a very low house edge which could be as low as 1%. Although one should want to win it is important that you play roulette for the fun and the challenge; if you think you are going to win every time you may be sorely disappointed.

European roulette is pretty similar to American roulette except it does not have the 00(double zero) pocket, which reduces the house edge to 2.63%. As a result players should try to play on European roulette tables to maximize their chances of winning.

The third main variation is Royal roulette; this enables you to catch a progressive jackpot should you catch the same number five times in a row. It is easy to understand why this jackpot pool can reach significant amounts of money very quickly.

Keep in mind that these are the main variations of roulette and it may be possible to find others. We hope you have fun whilst playing and winning at your choice of roulette.