The American Roulette wheel and its current layout are a derivative of the roulette invented in 1843 by Frenchmen François and Louis Blanc. The game was initially introduced in a German spa casino town of Homburg. The main difference of the American roulette wheel is that it has 2 zeroes (0 and 00).
American Roulette Layout
The grid imprinted on the felt of the American Roulette table is just about the same as the European roulette with the only difference that the American Roulette has two zeroes, zero and double zero.
In comparison to the table layout of the French roulette, the table of the American roulette is wider than the French layout where the side bets are positioned to the left of the inside betting area while the column bets remain at the bottom of the grid.
American Roulette Rules
A - 1 number, Straight up 35:1
B - 2 numbers, Split 17:1
C - 3 numbers, 3 Line 11:1
D - 4 numbers, 4 Corner 8:1
E - 5 numbers, 1st Five 6:1
F - 2 numbers with 0 and 00, Double Zero Split 17:1 (This type of bet can also be wagered by placing the chip on the line that separates the 2nd and 3rd dozen bets on the outside betting area, if the player is sitting at the opposite end of the roulette table.)
G - 6 numbers, 6 Line 5:1
H - Even/Odd - Pays even money 1:1
I - Red/Black - Pays even money 1:1
J - 1-18/19-36 (also called Low/High) - Pays even money 1:1
K - 12 numbers, Dozen 2:1
L - 24 numbers, Split Dozens 1:2 (This type of bet is not allowed in all the casinos.)
M - 12 numbers, Column 2:1
N - 24 numbers, Split Columns 1:2 (This type of bet is not allowed in all the casinos.)