Top French Roulette Casino Games On the face of it, French Roulette does not appear any different from European Roulette, other than the number of possible outcomes. They both use the traditional Roulette wheel, with 36 random numbers and a single red 0 in the center. American Roulette however has an extra green 0 in the center, which means that there are a total of 37 possible outcomes, instead of the traditional 36. So how much difference there is in the game? Is there really any way to tell which version is better?
A simple rule of thumb would say that French Roulette has a lower house edge than European roulette because there are fewer hands dealt out. However, the difference between the two games is that players can choose their cards before they do the spinning of the wheel, which means that the house edge is slightly higher on the European version. The smaller size of the casino pools means that there are more hands dealt out per game. In a smaller pool, each player will receive only three cards, which is significantly less than the five cards on a table full of four players would have. Therefore, it is fair to say that the house edge on the American version is slightly higher than the house edge on the European version. This may not seem significant on paper, but when you consider the variations between the two games, the slight difference becomes noticeable.
One of the most popular Roulettes in casinos, is the Para Roule, which is named after the street in southern France where it originated: the famous street in England, known as the Para Park. It is impossible to determine exactly where the term ‘para roule’ originates, but many people think that it was created by a French gambler who thought it was an alternative spelling of the English word ‘roulette’. In either case, the French version has remained virtually the same for centuries and is now used in virtually every country where it is legal. French roulette is, without a doubt, one of the most well rounded casino games around, with a steep learning curve and a large house edge, but its popularity means that even those with little or no experience can play it; the American version remains very hard to master.