In American Roulette, unlike with any other roulette table, you have the unique green 00 wedge on the wheel. You can place an inside bet on this wedge spot and get the same 35 to 1 payout win if you chose correctly and the ball lands on this wedge on the turn you chose to bet on it. That is the major difference between American Roulette and the other types other than the betting difference.
The betting difference that takes place on American Roulette happens when the ball lands on the green wedges and you have chosen to place an inside bet elsewhere or any of the outside or midway betting options on the table. When this happens all these bets are lost to the house immediately and you simply move on to the next round. The simplicity of American Roulette is attractive to many beginner roulette players and others who enjoy an uncomplicated game without a whole host of extra rules going on and after spin betting choices needing to be made like with the other types of Roulette. Many enjoy the uncomplicated version of American Roulette for these reasons.
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Once you pick the type of game you want to play, you next must consider which type of table/wheel you want to play. There are the American, French, and European table/wheel combos and each are just slightly different from one another. For instance, only the American wheel has the 00 slot and therefor it has 38 spaces instead of the 37 the rest of them have. So, if you are an inside better, then this table lowers your odds of winning by about three percentage points but still pays the same exact 35 to 1 payouts that the French and European tables do for choosing the exact number that the ball lands on for that spin. So, for inside betters, you may want to choose one of the other tables to play at.
The French table has the En Prison and La Partage betting options that the other tables do not offer. These come into play when the ball lands on the 0 slot and you have the option of playing for and all or nothing win for the next spin, basically letting the bet ride out instead of the La Partage which is just losing only half of your wagered amount immediately. It also has the feature of the single zero being red and the double zero being black. The single zero also counts as an Even number bet or the classic 1-18 number bet, both with 50/50 odds and payout 1 to 1. This means that the double zero pays out for the Odd number bet and the other classic 19-36 bet. This is unique to the French Roulette table and it actually increases your odds by not being green slots that would otherwise result in a bet loss for these typical outside bets.
Now that you have chosen both your game type and the table type that you are going to play at you will be presented with a table layout with all the betting options on it that you either drag your click your chips into the respective position for the wager you want to place. Once you have chosen your bet or bets, then the game begins, and the wheel will begin spinning. Some animations will show the ball bouncing around with some sound effects, while most will simply show a spinning wheel followed by the thud sound effect of the ball landing and the white ball will appear in one of the wedge slots thereby making that the outcome for the spin. Your bet is either then paid out and enters your bankroll, or is taken away and cleared off the table, depending on if you won or lost the wager for that spin. Then, the next session begins with a clear table and you can again place your bets for the following spin.