On my numerous trips to Las Vegas (I’m a well travelled wombat), this is the kind of roulette I normally see on the Strip in between wining and dining at the Bellagio (some fountains!) and the Venetian (what’s the story with the singing concierge?)
American Roulette differs from European games like Roulette Master in that it has two zero pockets -one called 0 and the other called 00. Other than that, the betting layout is pretty similar. Also, you get to pretend that you’re a member of the Rat Pack, even if it is for a few moments.
There are a couple of bets that you can make on American Roulette that you can’t make on European Roulette- one is the 00 bet of course, you can also bet on the 0, 00 and 2 (just hover your mouse and click on the lines in between the numbers).
There is also a bet called the 5 Number Bet which includes 0,00, 1, 2 and 3. It’s kind of like a 6 number bet, but on the last row you only have 2 “numbers” if you can call them that, as they are both zeros.
Other than that, it should all look very familiar! There’s a Regular and an Expert Mode. In Regular, you’ll just see the standard Outside Bets (even-money red/black, even/odd, 1-18/19-39, plus the columns and dozens). All the standard Inside Bets you can also access by hovering over the betting layout- you’ll see the areas highlighted such as the Split Bet (2 numbers), Street Bet (3 numbers), Corner Bet (4) and the Six Number Bet.
If you click on the button called “Expert” (it kind of draws you in doesn’t it?), you’ll be able to play custom bets and save them. It’s also a quick way of adding Neighbour Bets (play up to 8 neighbours of any number you want). Remember to click the blue BACK button to get back to the wheel
In Expert Mode, you can also set the wheel off spinning while you make a cup of coffee or should we say cwoffee. Program in up to 500 spins and set your time between spins. This will appeal to those players who want to test out systems, or those betting on individual numbers- just make sure you play responsibly with this feature for obvious reasons!
So for example, I tested the auto-play out on a low bet on the number 17, and then set the game off to play 25 spins and set it to stop on any win. Luckily it came in on the 9th spin which was my system (anything under 35 and it’s a win). You can also set it to:
-Stop when all spins are complete
-Stop if win exceeds or equals
-Stop on any win (that’s the one we used for our test)
-Stop if credits increase by (you set the amount)
-Stop if credits decrease by (you set the amount).
The design of this game is looking a bit dated compared to our Premium European Roulette game and when you compare it to some of the live roulette games we have on the site – well, there is no comparison.
But you know what? It’s fast and under the bonnet there are lots of features that will appeal to players who play systems or want to save custom betting layouts. As I often say to Walter, my Wing Wombat when we’re out on the town: “looks aren’t everything”.
You can’t play this game on your phone unfortunately- we do have plenty of mobile roulette games on Wombat Casino- this just isn’t one of them.
If you want all of the same features (Auto Play and so on) on a single zero roulette wheel, then head over to our French Roulette game. It’s very similar, but has a single zero wheel and a French betting layout (which is very similar to be honest). We even include the English names for the bets just in case you can’t cope with the French!
Wombat Score: 3.5/5
Very powerful on the features front, but it loses points on design.
What is the main difference between this variant and European Roulette?
- What is the main difference between this variant and European Roulette?
I am sure you know this Wombat fans, but it’s an important point so ….. American Roulette has an extra zero on the wheel which is great if you like betting on zero. However, it does push the house edge up on the Outside Bets, for example. If you bet on red or black, there are 2 pockets the ball can land in where you won´t get a payout.