Rules and Strategy

# The subtleties of American roulette

In order to maximize your opportunities to win at roulette, you have to know the rules of the game inside and out. The multitude of variants can make it almost impossible if you don’t have at least a bit of interest in the subtleties of the game. In the next article we will teach you the features that are unique to American Roulette, which is one of the most frequently played online casino games right now.

## Introducing… American Roulette

American Roulette is the most attractive variant of Blaise Pascal’s ingenious invention. The presence of a double zero slot is particularly original and increases the attractiveness of the game. However, American roulette is less generous than its nearest relatives, with the double zero slot representing a real danger for you as a player. If you land in this slot, in the same way as with the single zero, you lose your wager. Therefore, you understand, that the first large observation that one can make about American roulette is the existence of thirty-eight slots against only thirty-six or thirty-seven slots present in other variants.

## The Influence of the double zero on the game

The double zero has a direct negative impact on the game. The presence of this second trap reduces the probabilities of winning even more. There is a 1 in 38 chance that the ball will land in the double zero slot, which incidentally will lose you your entire wager. In direct contrast, the European version of the game differs completely in that you only lose half of your original wager when the ball lands in the zero slot, and players who choose to play American roulette are unfortunately not always aware of this fundamental difference, a difference that may affect their game in the long-term.

## Betting effectively in American roulette

Each variant of roulette offers some different betting opportunities and odds. Also, there are types of bets that are more effective in American roulette than in other variants. Building on the first five numbers (0, 00, 1, 2 and 3) for example, can be really interesting since this type of bet will net you odds of 6-to-1. Speaking of the odds of winning, they are sometimes different in American roulette because of the double zero. Otherwise, the whole range of normal bets found in most variants is possible, whether you’re betting on black or red, odds or evens etc.