After a while, the excitement of roulette fades and it becomes just another game.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were ways to give something you know and love a new twist?
That way, you may have fun with a game you already know how to play while also experiencing the thrill of learning new rules.
Fortunately, you can play a number of different versions of roulette.
You’ve undoubtedly played both American and European roulette, so you know the distinctions between the two.
I’m going to show you seven different ways to play roulette that you’ve probably never seen before. I’ll also tell you where you may go to enjoy these games.
- Play the Alphabet Game
In the variant known as Alphabetic Roulette (or “Alphabet Roulette”), letters instead of numbers are utilized for the wheel and the layout. You can choose from the letters A to X, giving you a total of 25 options. You have one and only one shot at obtaining Y or Z. (They take up the same amount of room on the table as they do on the wheel.)
There are a total of 6 colors in the game, each of which is represented by 4 letters. No hues are assigned to the YZ plane. (Contrast the green 00 and/or 0 in traditional roulette with the rest of the red and black spaces.)
You can wager on single letters, pairs of letters, triplets, or quadruplets. Bets on specific letter combinations that form words are also possible, such as the “Party Pit” bet, which involves placing a wager on the letters P, A, R, T, Y, or I. A similar wager involves choosing whether the next letter will be R, O, U, L, E, or T (the “roulette” bet). Bets on colors, columns, and dozens are all available, just like in regular roulette.
No matter how you play, the house will always have a 4% advantage. Fitzgerald’s Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, was the first to introduce Alphabet Roulette in 2011. The Nevada Gaming Commission has given their stamp of approval, meaning it might show up at any of the state’s casinos.
Playing cards with unique decks of 25 cards are used in yet another variant of Alphabet Roulette. Visit http://www.alphabetroulette.com/ for additional information on both versions of the game.
Also known as “Back to Back Roulette” or “Back2Back Roulette,” which is how I first heard of it. It’s a spin on traditional roulette where you can put extra money on your lucky numbers if you so choose. You will receive 1200 to 1 on your bet if the same number appears twice in a row.
The Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nevada is home to this variant.
3 Diamonds in the Rough
With Diamond Roulette, you get more hues to choose from. Diamond Roulette tables include a rainbow of hues in addition to the traditional red, black, and green.
Red Blue Green Yellow Purple Black
There are six different numbers for each hue. The odds of winning a bet on a specific hue are five to one. A player at a roulette table with two zeroes has the option of placing wagers on both a single color and the zeroes. Although the payout for this wager is 3 to 1, the house edge of 15.79% is substantial.
In this variant, red and black bets do not pay even money.
Atlantic City casinos provide this twist on the classic game of roulette.
Double Action Roulette, Number Four
The action in “Double Action Roulette” is very chaotic. In this game, there are actually two wheels—one inside the other. If the ball lands in the space between the two wheels, that means the spin has yielded two winning combinations. Bets can be placed on either the outer or inner wheel, or on both wheels at once (a parlay).
Single-wheel bets pay out in the same ways as in classic roulette, but parlay bets provide more creative odds. It’s worth 1200 to 1 to play the single number parlay. The odds on the other wagers go from 3 to 1 up to 25.
While the house edge on single-wheel bets is the same as in regular roulette, it is almost twice as high on parlay bets, making them a sucker play.
It has been said that the M Casino in Las Vegas offers this game.
Perhaps a game of roulette with two balls instead of one wheel will pique your interest. With the exception of the additional active ball, this game is similar to standard roulette.
If you wager on the outside, both balls must score in order for you to collect. Inside wagers can be won by rolling either ball. The reward for an inside bet is doubled if both balls land within the betting area.
The “Double Ball Jackpot” is awarded if both balls fall into the same numbered slot.
Inside bets on single numbers have the greatest odds, although the house edge fluctuates from bet to wager. This bet has a house edge of 5.33 percent.
The Las Vegas Tropicana has been the site of this game’s sighting.
An additional side wager can be placed on the wheel’s 11 prime numbers. (Only 1 divides a prime number, hence only 1 may divide a prime number. That list includes 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, and 31.)
The odds of winning the bet increase the longer a sequence of prime numbers occurs. The side bet is lost if the ball lands on a number that is not prime. For a single prime time, the payment is even money, but for 7 consecutive prime times, the payout increases to 299 to 1.
The payouts are different for each game variant.
Quick-fire Roulette (7)
In Rapid Roulette, wagers are placed using an electronic interface rather on chips on a physical roulette table. It’s enjoyable, but it doesn’t have the same vibe as the original game.
If standard roulette bores you, try one of these alternatives. The house edge is typically as high or higher, but the new regulations could add the excitement you need to keep playing.