Okay, you’re an American wondering around the casinos of London and you see English roulette tables. You also notice that the subdued British casinos have American roulette tables as well.
You wonder, “Which version shall I play?”
Okay, you’re an Englishman wondering around the casinos of Las Vegas and you see American roulette tables. You also notice that the giant football-field-sized casinos have English roulette tables as well.
You wonder,” Which version shall I play?”
Well, let’s first be the American in London.
First thing you notice is that the pretty and handsome dealers on the English roulette games all have such charming British accents.
Second thing you notice is that the pretty and handsome dealers on the American roulette games have the same British accents.
So, I guess you’ll have to nullify the accent-difference in making your decision.
Third thing you notice on the English roulette layout is that there is a strange ovular number pattern representing types of bets that have pretty French names, such as les orphelins, tiers du cylindre and voisins de zero.
You get more interested, even excited, when you learn that the oval is called “the racetrack” in plain old English.
But the problem is you never heard of any of these bets and you have no idea how they work and don’t want to go through the trouble of asking those dealers with the nice accents to explain it to you.
But there is one difference you notice on the layout that seems very comprehensible:
The English roulette wheel and corresponding layout have only one green zero, not the other green double-zero you’re so used to seeing on your roulette tables back home in America. It immediately hits you that this has to be important.
Now, let’s be the Englishman in Las Vegas.
First thing you notice is that the crowds of people both playing and watching the roulette tables are making lots of noise and behaving with much less class than your compatriot gamblers back home in London.
Second thing you notice is that the dealers speak with a variety of American accents, none of which sound pleasing to you. And many of them have an unkempt appearance as well.
But the third thing you notice really makes the difference, and you realize it instantly:
These American roulette wheels have zero and double-zero while the English wheels back home in jolly old London have just the single zero.
That seals the deal for you.
So after all this back and forth about the differences between English and American roulette, both you, the American, and you, the Englishman, are going to choose to play English roulette.
Can you guess why?
Of course you can…it’s blaringly obvious.
It’s all about that second zero, or I should say “double-zero.”
Since payoffs are identical in both versions of roulette, the English version offers all gamblers, no matter which country they come from, better odds with each identical bet—much better odds.
If you take both versions of roulette in their entirety, you will find that the overall casino advantage in American roulette is 5.26% and that the overall casino advantage in English roulette is just 2.70%.
This means that the American casinos have practically twice the edge against you that English casinos do. And it’s all because of the double-zero.
So all you American and English roulette players—it’s time to join forces and go play English roulette!
And another great thing about English roulette is not only that you can find it both in Great Britain and the US, but as well in practically every major casino in the world that offers roulette!
Where can you find British and American live roulette online?
Below you will find reviews of recommended games you can play in a live dealer online casinos.
- American Roulette with Enhanced Payout
- Standard American Live Roulette
- London Live Roulette
- British Live Roulette (NetEnt)