Types of Roulette

Roulette is a game of mysterious history that cannot be exactly pinpointed. What can be pointed out however, is a fact that the game of roulette is so popular; players can actually enjoy a surprising number of variations of it.

The game of roulette can be divided depending on different categories.

By table

  • American Roulette
  • European Roulette
  • French Roulette

By no. of wheels

  • Single Wheel Roulette
  • Multi Wheel Roulette

Although, visually there aren’t many differences between these roulette types, a slight change of the table layout will definitely change the payout rates of the game.

Let’s start with the types of roulette in terms of table layouts

European Roulette

In European Roulette the wheel consist of 36 numbers in alternating red and black colours from 1 to 36 and a single ‘0’ green number making 37 numbers altogether. The theoretical payout for European Roulette is said to be 97.30% making the house edge 2.70%.

American Roulette

In American Roulette the wheel consist of 36 numbers in alternating red and black colours from 1 to 36 and a ‘0” and ‘00’ green numbers  making 38 numbers altogether. The American roulette is a modified version of European Roulette with the extra double-zero offering more advantage to the house. The house edge in American Roulette is 5.26%, lowering the payout to 94.74% against the 97.30% of European Roulette.


French Roulette

While American and European Roulette are the most commonly found Roulette types online, French Roulette is less common but top casino still offer the game since it is possibly the best to play from the player’s perspective.

The first thing you’ll notice about French Roulette is that the table is all green. This might be visually different at first but the wheel is still marked in red, blackjack and a single green which is the ‘0’. While all other rules to French Roulette are similar to European Roulette, the La Partage Rule in French Roulette can be very advantageous to the player. In this rule, if the player makes an even money bet, all bets that pay 1:1 (go to our types of roulette bets page), and the ball lands on the zero pocket, the player loses only half of his initial wager.

Now that we have explained the difference between the types of Roulette in terms of the table layout and general rules, we move on to discuss about the types of roulette games according to the number of wheels.

Online French Roulette

Online French Roulette

Single Wheel Roulette

Single Wheel Roulettes are the regular Roulette games where there is one table and one spinning wheel next to the table. Most online casinos and all land casinos offer only single wheel roulette games.

Multi Wheel Roulette

Roulette, as you probably know is played against the house and players can place any number of bets on the table. There are Roulette games that offer you multiple wheels instead of just one. Players can spin up to 8 different wheels and bet on one single table but the stakes made on the table count for every single wheel that is activated for a spin.


Multi Wheel Online Roulette

Multi Wheel Online Roulette