Online Roulette Variations

Online Roulette is traditionally played in two main variations – European and American. There is also a French version which is a popular option for many players at throughout the UK and the world. When playing the different types available, you will notice that the primary rules and betting options of the games are usually the same, but there are a few differences that you need to take note of.

European Roulette

This is the most common version available to players in the UK but also in many other countries which allow online gambling. The wheel itself features just a single zero pocket and no double zero pockets. European tables are easy to use, the betting grid is simple enough for novice players to understand and the layout is straightforward. The single zero means that European Roulette offers some of the best odds to players both online and in land-based establishments. Read more about this version here.

American Roulette

As the name suggests, this version of the game was made famous in the US and is most commonly featured in casinos over there. However, because playing online is not limited by geographic location, players in the UK can now also enjoy this variety of Roulette online. It is basically the same as its European counterpart, with one obvious and rather significant difference – it has a single zero and a double zero! Besides this, the layout, betting grid etc. are exactly the same. Due to the extra double zero pocket, it doesn’t offer as favourable odds. Read more about this version here.

French Roulette

This type is similar to the European version and is available at some of the best online casinos in the UK. There are differences, for example, the way the betting board is laid out. An addition to this version is the La Partage rule, which allows any player who has made an even money bet receive half of his stake back after a spin results in a zero. Some versions of French Roulette even offer an en prison rule, allowing players to have their even money bet placed ‘in prison’ if a zero is spun. Other than that, players can expect the same betting options and payouts. Read more about this version here.

Other Online Roulette Games

Many casinos have developed their own versions of the game, some offering subtle or drastic changes and additions to the game. The main Rules of the game always remain the same, however, so players will never feel too confused.