European vs American Roulette

I do not know about you, but in the days before we had online casinos, there were some casino games that I just did not have the nerve to play. My friends and I made regular trips to our local land based casino, and I was always tempted to try baccarat and roulette, but there was an intimidating factor for me that I could not overcome.

That changed when Platinum Play went online, and I could play them both from the comfort of my own home, without the fear that I would do something unbelievably stupid at the table. I quickly developed a real love of roulette, but was surprised to learn that there is actually more than one version.

When you sign up to play at the Platinum Play Online Casino, you’ll find that it offers both American and European roulette. That does not mean you have to change your citizenship to play one or the other! It simply means that there are two different versions of the game, and the differences are actually quite subtle.

The American version has an extra pocket for the double zero as well as a pocket for the traditional single zero. This changes the bets a bit and also means that the odds are slightly in favor of the European version of the roulette.

The betting layout on the table remains virtually the same in both games. So if you are familiar with one version, it should not be so hard to play the other one.

I usually switch between the two and find no significant differences in the way the game is played. Both games are incredibly exciting and of course you can both play them by downloading the Platinum Play software.