If you intend on playing online roulette then it is
important to understand the house edge rather than
just rushing into playing it.
The online casinos
offer different forms of roulette and the best to
play is the French game because it has the best
odds. The worst is American roulette, I will go into
a little more detail about each one.
European Roulette House Edge
This is the most common form of roulette. Almost
every online casino primary roulette game is
European. The house edge is 2.7% and this is because
of the green slot otherwise known as the zero (0).
I will be boring for a moment and explain why the
house edge is 2.7%
A single number has a 1 in 37 chance of showing but
the payout is only 35 to every 1 plus your original
This means that the payout is unfair and this is
what creates the house edge.
American Roulette House Edge
American roulette is the worst game you can play if
you want to maximize your odds. This is because the
house edge stands at a steep 5.26%
This is because unlike European roulette there are
two green slots (0 and 00) but the payouts remain
As the name suggests it is the form of roulette
that's played in America, if you go to a brick and
mortar casino in Las Vegas or Atlantic city you will
find the roulette wheels have two zeros, where as if
you go to a casino in Europe they only have one
French Roulette House Edge
This is the best kind of roulette you can play if
you want to maximize your odds (obviously this is
the version that I play).
The house edge stands at 1.35% for the outside bets.
French roulette is exactly the same as European
roulette except for the rules with regards to the
When the ball lands on the zero (0) you get half of
your bet back if you have placed bets on any of the
even money bets.
If for example you've placed a $10 bet on red and
the zero comes up you will get $5 back. It isn't
ideal but it's better than losing the whole $10.
This is why French roulette game is the best and why
you should choose it over the others (if possible).