Why European Roulette is Your Best Bet

At Mummy’s Gold Casino anyone can access and play a full range of table and card games including classic European Roulette, French Roulette and American Roulette. While all three certainly have their perks, European Roulette has remained a firm favourite at the casino and worldwide.

Lets take a look at why.

We’ll begin with the differences between the three main types of Roulette games. All three Roulette games are quite similar in appearance and generally all offer the same types of betting options for entry-level players. American and European Roulette usually get the most traffic as the table is set out in English, and the betting is easier to understand. There is one major difference between American Roulette and European Roulette. This is the Roulette wheel itself.

European vs. American Roulette

In American Roulette, the Roulette wheel is divided into 38 slots. The wheel is then numbered from 1 to 36 with two spaces reserved for the zero and the double zero. If a standard bet is placed and the ball drops onto any one of the zeros, the player loses their bet. This is unless the player specifically bet on the zero or double zero. This use of the zero is how the house edge is created.

In European Roulette, the Roulette wheel is slightly different. Instead of having 38 slots, the wheel contains 37 slots and is numbered from 1-36. The remaining single slot is reserved for the single zero. Having one zero instead of two significantly reduces the house edge and gives players a better chance of hitting on a winning number of set of numbers. Both American and European Roulette have the same table setup and offer the same types of bets.

European vs. French Roulette

When you compare European Roulette with French Roulette, the wheel is exactly the same, both versions use the single zero wheel and both offer a wide range of betting options. The reason most players naturally gravitate towards European Roulette is because in French Roulette, the table looks a little different and is all marked out in French. Players just starting out tend to find it easier when the betting options are spelled out right in front of them.

While French Roulette does offer more interesting bets, it is usually only frequented by experience players looking for a wider variety of betting options. With American Roulette offering a higher house edge and French Roulette looking too complicated, European Roulette falls perfectly in the middle and is a natural choice for most entry-level players.