Evolution Gaming launches Live American Roulette

Live dealer American roulette now available at some Evolution casinos.

Live Dealer American Roulette by EvolutionNever before in the 11 year history of Evolution Gaming have I suggested that players avoid one of their superior quality games. There’s no better live casino platform in existence. Every product they release is a creation of pure, unparalleled quality. Don’t get me wrong – I’m certainly not questioning the quality of their newest Live American Roulette release. Yet, I can’t recommend it either.

Before I get ahead of myself, let’s first take a closer look at the new live casino game from Evolution. We’ll get into the playable nature of the game later.

Evolution’s Live Dealer American Roulette

As always, Evolution’s new game features lots of player perks. The video and audio streams are seamless. The game utilizes multiple state-of-the-art cameras that deliver several viewing angles, all in crystal clear HD quality. Players are privy to a wide screen camera angle and Evolution’s award-winning, intuitive betting platform.

The tables are graphically aesthetic, as well. Evolution’s studio is elegantly designed to represent the opulence of a first-class resort property. The dealers are always clean cut and professional. However, Evolution doesn’t offer their croupiers a seat at the live American roulette table. Despite potentially aching feet, they are quite friendly.

The roll out of Evolution’s newest live casino tables took place on November 30, 2017. For now, they are available only at a smattering of the creator’s licencees, including LeoVegas Casino and William Hill. They will surely begin appearing on more sites in the near future.

Why You Shouldn’t Play Live American Roulette

There’s one very simple reason why Evolution’s new live casino tables won’t (or at least shouldn’t) get much action – the Double Zero (00).Live European Roulette vs Live American Roulette

There are only two differences between European and American roulette games. The first is the arrangement of the numbers on the wheel. The image to your right depicts the order of numbers on each wheel. This doesn’t make much of a difference, unless you’re betting on ‘Neighbors‘, since the numbers in those groups will be different in each game.

The second difference – the appearance of the 00 – is much more profound. That extra number decreases the odds of a player winning any bet on the table. Since the payouts are exactly the same in both games, this effectively increases the house edge for all wagers in American roulette games.

For even-money bets (high/low, black/red, even/odd), the theoretical return to player (RTP) in American roulette is 94.74%. Most online slot machines have higher payout percentages than that. European roulette’s even-money wagers offer a much better RTP of 97.3%.

Simply put, you should never play American roulette when you can just as easily play European roulette. Any player equipped with this knowledge will avoid Evolution’s new live dealer American roulette tables. And since this is one of the most established and recognized gambling strategies in the world, I honestly don’t foresee Evolution’s new live casino game getting much action, if any. Those who do play the game are, for lack of a better term, fools.

Better Yet, Skip them Both… Play Live French Roulette

In reality, you’d be better off playing Evolution’s Live French roulette tables. French roulette has the lowest house edge of all, coming in at 98.65%. This is due to a unique rule known as La Partage. The La Partage rule states that 50% of all losing even-money wagers will be paid back to their respective bettors if the wheel lands on 0.


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