I’m often asked by players whether they should play American Roulette or European Roulette. It’s a pretty simple answer really: European Roulette. Why? European Roulette only has one ZERO on the wheel, whilst American Roulette has TWO ZEROS.
Casino players should always try to play the available game with the LOWEST House Edge. Calculating the odds on the American Roulette and European Roulette games above, European Roulette house edge is 1/37 = 2.70% whilst American Roulette house edge is 2/38 = 5.26%.
On this basis, American Roulette is ALMOST two times HIGHER in house edge, than European Roulette. So European Roulette is the superior player option.
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