Main types of roulette can be found at almost every casino online. At least, European and American roulettes are offered everywhere. French roulette is harder to find.
What is the difference between these types?
American roulette stands out by an extra zero cell called Double Zero on the table layout and on the wheel. American roulette offers a 5.4% house edge. European roulette has only one zero cell, which decreases house edge to 2.7%. This explains why American roulette isn’t the best choice for players: it makes gamblers lose money more frequently.
Other differences are not significant and concern table size and some details in accepting bets. Both these factors are insignificant for online casinos.
If you are playing at live-casino, remember that in American roulette, face value of chips is defined during the game. In European roulette, face value of all chips stays the same. This difference is not important for those who play at traditional online casino. If you play American roulette live, croupier won’t accept a verbal bet from you.
French roulette stands out among other types of roulette. It’s very similar to European roulette, but has all its inscriptions in French.
A unique feature of French roulette is la Partage rule. Decreasing house edge down to 1.35%, it gives advantage to players over the online casino. This is how the La Partage rule works: in French roulette, if Zero comes out (which means that all bets lost), you get 50% of your bet back.
European roulette has En Prison rule (not in all casinos, though). This is how it works. If zero comes out, bets stay on the table, instead of losing. If zero comes out for the second time, bets lose. If the ball falls into a winning cell, the player gets their bet back without getting the winnings, though. This rule also cuts house edge down to 1.35%.
American roulette has a Surrender rule which is identical to La Partage rule. However, it is used only at some casinos and decreases house edge down to 2.63% only.