There are many ways of playing this classic game. You are correct in thinking that many different countries have their own way of playing it, from The United States of America, through Europe to France. Not only are there so many ways of playing it, but there are also over 20 ways in which you can bet, making it a game of endless possibilities.
Let us start our roulette journey in The United States of America and look at what American Roulette is. The American Roulette wheel has 38 divisions. Numbers go from 1 to 36 and then includes 0 and 00. The alternating black and red blocks that are spread over the numbers and starts at red 1. Alternating to black 2 and eventually ends with red 36. The 0 and 00 sit opposite each other on the wheel and are both green.
There are many ways in which you can bet. But it comes down to the fact that if your numbers that you have bet, houses the ball then you are a winner. The 0 and 00 however is placed there for the house to ‘win’ a little something. If the ball falls in either of these two then you only win half the amount of what you would have won. This is particularly tricky when they play double ball roulette.
Roulette In Greater Europe
It is important to know that roulette made its way to The United States of America via the great continent Europe, in the 18th century. Therefore we can expect the two to be very similar in the way that it is played. European roulette as a wheel consisting of 37 pockets.
These are numbered 1 to 36 – in the exact same colour combination as American roulette – with a single 0 pocket in green. Each of the two wheels thus has 18 black and 18 red pockets, alternating through the colours.
The second big difference is of course the fact that the numbers are arranged differently on the European wheel as opposed to the American wheel.
Roulette With A Side Of Baguette
Viva le revolution. Roulette is a game that gained popularity in the years after the revolution. In fact the word roulette translates to ‘little wheel’.
As can be expected, there is not much difference in the European style of playing roulette and the French style of playing. In truth if you had to look at the wheel only you will think that there is no difference at all between the two as they look identical.
The difference comes in when you pay attention to the betting track on the table.
In France the betting track is set up that players can play one of 4 specific games on the roulette wheel. Each game is only played with a specific amount of numbers. The dealer will then close the numbers not I use on the roulette wheel. A smaller selection of numbers, make for a bigger chance of winning.
There are many more variations on this exciting game, but these three are probably the most played at any given casino.