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Roulette Wheel Differences


The main difference between the European and American Roulette Wheel is the zeros. The European Roulette Wheel, with one zero and no double zero, alters the house edge in favor of the gambler in comparison to American Roulette. This zero/double zero discrepancy changes the house advantage from 2.7 percent with the European Wheel to 5.26 on the American Roulette Wheel possessing both the zero and the double zero.

Also, in European and English casinos there is an option to use the en prison rule. This allows the gambler, if the zero comes up, to either surrender one half of their outside wagers or to leave them for the next game.


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When you add in the en prison factor, also known as ‘Surrender,’ the house advantage drops even lower on the European Wheel taking it to 1.352 percent. This is a very inviting play compared to the 5.26 percent in the United States.

Another notable difference between the two games is the chips. When you buy in at the Roulette table in American casinos you will be given a stack of colored chips where your wagers can be differentiated from other players chips on the table. In the European roulette game, all chips are the same color and memories are relied on rather than vision to separate players bets.


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