Roulette is a thrilling game that attracts the crowds at both land based and online casinos alike. The name "Roulette" is the French word for "little wheel" and in this game it's a little wheel that packs a large punch with the potential for some pretty fantastic rewards.
There are a number of variations of the game, namely European Roulette, American Roulette and the lesser known French Roulette. Each variant has its own unique set of rules which can affect the game odds quite considerably.
European and French Roulette wheels have numbers 0 to 36 while American Roulette wheels have an additional 00 slot. Due to the addition of the added slot, American Roulette carries the highest house edge at 5.26% while the casino has a 2.70% edge in European Roulette games. Thanks to the La Partage rule French Roulette is the best paying game of all with the lowest house edge at 1.35%.