Differences between European and American roulette

Although sports betting is still the one with the most market today, casinos remain. Not too long ago the star game of online casinos , poker, was in the doldrums. Today it has changed and both poker and Black Jack and roulette have increased in users . In this article I want to talk to you about roulettes, yes, in the plural, because there is not only one kind.Currently we can find two kinds of roulette , European and American . At first they might seem the same but they have subtle differences that it never hurts to know.

How are European and American roulette different?

European roulette is the most common, not only in Europe but in most online casinos. It is the classic roulette and its origins date back to the 18th century. Regarding the American one, it has several notable differences.

For example, the European only has a green box for the number zero. The rest of the boxes are highlighted in red and black, all of them numbered from 1 to 36. In this case, European roulette has 37 boxes and the advantage for the house is around 2.6%. This allows us as players to have more opportunities to win.

With American roulette, things change a bit, starting with the fact that it is more modern than European roulette. In this case, we can see a subtle difference, it has 38 boxes. This is because it has a green box for double zero. This makes the house edge double that of European roulette, 5.2%.

In addition, European roulette has a special rule known as “In Prison”. It states that if the player makes a 1:1 bet and the ball stops at zero, the bet is not lost. The roulette wheel is spun once more and if the player wins he receives the money of the bet. In this case the house edge is reduced to 1.35%.

Did you know these differences?