European Roulette & American Roulettes are casino games which are played by using a roulette wheel & a betting grid. The roulette wheel is turned in one direction by the croupier & he tosses a ball in the opposite direction & the participating players gamble on which of the little number dockets the ball will land on. But these two roulette games are different from one another on many counts. For instance the American roulette has a double zero (00) number added to the wheel in addition to the one zero & 36 numbers in black & red, while the European roulette wheel does not have any double zero on it. It only has a single zero on the on the wheel. So it basically means that the American roulette wheel has 38 pockets & the European roulette wheel has 37 pockets in total. The odds of winning the European roulette is, therefore better, since the probability of hitting a number is 1 out of 37 compared to 1 out of 38 in American roulette.
Another difference between the two is that in European roulette when a ball lands on zero the player loses half of his bet. This rule is absent in American roulette. Also regarding the chips the American roulette chips have different colors while the European roulette chips are of identical colors.
In the European roulette the wheel is located in the middle of the table while in American roulette the wheel is located at one side of the table. The thing that is not different in the two are the payouts & the wagers.