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Roulette - Type of Games

With Roulette such a popular game around the world, it was only be a matter of time before software developers and casinos begun to spin their own versions of the game… and indeed, this has been seen more than any player or expert could have expected, with over 300 different variations of Roulette available today!

As a general rule of thumb, there are three main Roulette variants, each country/region specific, and these include European Roulette, American Roulette, and French Roulette.

The games all offer a relatively similar gaming experience, with the main difference being that the American Roulette wheel has two zero positions, instead of the European and French games sole one.

This obviously increases the house edge quite significantly, and means that – where available – you are much better off playing European French Roulette, where possible.

Now, below we are going to look at some of the more creative and out there Roulette games, and while you won’t find these games all online casinos, they can sometimes be worth hunting for, as they offer quite a unique and different gambling experience.

Multi Wheel Roulette allows you to enjoy the thrills of Roulette… by playing three wheels at once!

Any bets you place are simply divided by three, and you then will see three Roulette wheels spinning once you press the play button.

Of course, this doesn’t change any of the odds, and it’s pretty much just a way to get you staking more money per hour – thus increasing the profitability of the game for the casino – but it’s quite a fun gimmick to enjoy, and does offer something a bit new.

Mini Roulette is another novelty game, and while it isn’t quite as popular as Multiwheel Roulette, that will likely change now, as Playtech have just released a 3-D version, which will be released to all Playtech casinos in the coming weeks.

The gameplay and the odds are identical to regular Roulette, but again, like Multiwheel Roulette, it’s quite fun, and do something completely new.

Progressive Roulette is still a relatively new concept, and while the number of software providers that offer progressive Roulette is still quite small, it’s beginning to gain popularity with players, particularly thanks to a recent title which was released in conjunction with Hasbro – ensuring in the creation of a monopoly jackpot Roulette game.

While different software providers have different ways of awarding progressive jackpots in Roulette, the most common appears to be when zero lands 3-6 times in a row.

As it is obviously such a rare occurrence, the jackpot is often paid out in parts of the zero landing just a few times, with players across all of the networks Roulette tables usually enjoying a share of the payout.

If you're new to Roulette, it's probably easiest to stick with conventional Roulette -- the different options and variables that we’ve looked at above may appear tempting – but just remember, where fun is involved, the casino house edge is likely higher, so you will always get the best odds – and the best chances of winning – by playing regular, European Roulette.

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