Roulette Table Layout
While there are several variations of roulette played throughout the world, there are two forms that are considered the most popular, and therefore made available at most online casinos.
American roulette and European roulette share the same basic principles of the game as one another, but there are more than a few differences that separate the two. One such distinction is the table layout. Below you will find images of both American and European roulette tables, with the differences clearly defined.
Depending on where you choose to play, the European roulette table may be called French roulette, in which case you will see a slightly different table with French words for certain roulette picks. In this explanation, we will use the standard European and American roulette table layouts from Cherry Red Casino.
All roulette tables have numbered boxes that correspond to the slots on the wheel. These boxes are coloured red or black, from 1 to 36, and are sorted in ascending order. At the top of all the numbers is a larger box containing 0. As you will see from the American roulette table layout, European only has one zero box, whereas the American version has two.
In addition to standard single picks, European roulette also offers group bets. These range from the low payout scenarios of betting on Red or Black, to intriguing selections, such as Orphans, associated with an additional roulette selection table. Punters can bet on First 12, Second 12, Third 12 (which are all self explanatory), 2 to 1 columns, Even, Odd, Corner, Split, Straight Up, Street, Six Line, Trio, and Halves - excluding 0.
If you look to the right-hand side of the standard roulette table, you will see an additional selection that looks similar to a condensed racetrack. In European roulette you will be able to wager on a number of different grouped bets, such as Tiers du Cylindre or Voisens du Zero, which add an extra element of excitement to the popular game.
Straight away you will be able to see that American roulette has a higher house edge than European. The addition of a 00 slot sees the casino advantage jump to 5.26%, which may turn off some players. However, the double zero does allow for a couple of different inside bets to take advantage of, with the Basket and Top Line wagers incorporating both the zero and double zero selections.
The table itself is not much different from European roulette, aside from the additional numbered box and no extra betting table. Players can still enjoy all the typical bets, inside and outside, and the grouped odds are just as lucrative.
For more information on the payouts you can expect at European and American Roulette, visit our Roulette Bets & Payouts page.