Roulette Table layouts

The most popular forms of Roulette played in casinos and in online casinos around the globe are European Roulette and American Roulette. Below are the two roulette table layouts for europe and and ammerican roulette tables.

European Roulette table

european roulette table

The European Roulette Wheel, also referred to as the ‘French Wheel’ has 37 numbers including 0 and 1 to 36. As the house normally only 35 times the stake (plus the stake) on a straight bet, this means it always has a one number advantage over players. In other words if a player or players covered all of the numbers on the board it would cost them say $37 (i.e. $1 per number), however the house’s maximum payout will only be $36, hence they always have 1 number advantage on the players. 1/37 = 2.70% advantage. Having one zero (0) on the wheel gives the house a 2.70% advantage. This means that for every $100 bet, the house will make $2.70 in profit.

American Roulette table

american roulette

The American Roulette Wheel has 38 numbers including 0, 00 and numbers 1 to 36. As the house normally only pays 35 times the stake (plus the stake) on a straight bet, this means it always has a two number advantage over players. In other words if a player or players covered all of the numbers on the board it would cost them say $38 (i.e. $1 per number), however the house’s maximum payout will only be $36, hence they always have 2 number advantage on the players. 2/38 = 5.26% advantage. Having two zeros (0, 00) gives the house a 5.26% advantage. This means that for every $100 bet, the house will make $5.26 in profit. Be aware, there is also “Five Number Bet” which gives the casino a 7.89% edge. The betting numbers are 0, 00, 1, 2, 3 at the same time. It is the worst bet in roulette, NEVER ever make “five number bet”.

Naturally, given the better odds with the European roulette table it makes sense to play this type of roulette table over the american roulette wheel.