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American roulette

American roulette

American roulette is a form of roulette that shares many basic commonalities with French roulette. The big difference is that in American roulette the winning chances of 'the house' are bigger. Instead of having just the one zero on the roulette wheel there is also a double zero. The sequence of numbering on this roulette wheel is also different from that on the French version. The numbers do have the customary colours that you are used to.

In American roulette you play with your own colour fiches

What stands out in American roulette is that everyone at the table has their own colour chips. You can inform the croupier of the value of the chips that you are playing with. Playing with your own colour chips results in much less fraud in this playing variation. In American roulette you also have just one croupier, in contrast to French roulette where 3 croupiers lead the game as standard. This means that in American roulette less commands from players can be accepted.

The 'real' American roulette

Partly because American roulette is less susceptible to fraud, Europe has also been offering this form of play, but with a French cylinder and with the French "en prison" rule. This game of roulette is often called American roulette, but in fact it is still French roulette. In real American roulette you also have a double zero and there is no "en prison" rule, whereby all single chances are lost when the 0 or 00 comes up. This is of course very favourable for the casino itself.

The history behind American roulette

By the end of the 18th century many French immigrants fled to Louisiana in Southern American and they took the (French) roulette game with them. At that time, New Orleans was the gambling capital of the United States. However, to start with it was not that popular with gambling houses, because they were not impressed by its low house profit advantages. This resulted in the addition of the extra zero (double zero) to the game.

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