7 Roulette Variations That Are Somewhat Unknown

Written By Janice Doughtrey

We all know that playing roulette can be a lot of fun, but as most things, once you’ve done them enough times, it can get a bit bland. The same can be said for roulette. Below we will be going over 7 different variations of roulette that you might not have known existed, and what makes them special.

Alphabetic Roulette

Essentially in Alphabetic Roulette, they replace the numbers that you usually see, with letters both on the wheel and table. In this version he/she will place their bet on the individual letters, 2 letters, 3 letters, or 4 letters. They can also choose to place their bet on certain words such as P,A,R,T,Y, or I. Just like traditional roulette they do have the option to place their bet on certain colors, or on a column or a dozens bet. House has a 4% edge in Alphabetic Roulette no matter what bet he/she places.

Back 2 Back Roulette

A simpler variation that enables an optional side bet on their lucky numbers. If the number ends up hitting twice in a row, they win 1200 to 1 on their bet.

Diamond Roulette

This variation of the game is based on adding new colors to the game. Typically you just have red and black (and green), with Diamond Roulette the table will contain the following colors. 1) Red 2) Blue 3) Green 4) Yellow 5) Purple 6) Black. Bets on each of the colors will pay out at a 5 to 1. Tables with double zeroes, he/she can choose to bet on a combination of one single color and the zeroes. The bet pays out at 3 to 1, but the house edge is sitting at a very large, 15.79%

Double Action Roulette

Ready to really shake things up? This variation adds an entire new wheel to the game. One wheel sits in side the other. The ball sits in between the two wheels, resulting in 2 winning numbers per spin. They are welcome to bet on either the outer wheel numbers, or the inner wheel numbers, or both.

Double Ball Roulette

Still want to shake things up? How about instead of two wheels, we have two balls? While it is very similar to traditional roulette, if he/she places an outside bet, both balls have to win in order for them to be a winner. For inside bets, either ball can count as a win. Both balls land on an inside bet, the payout will double. Both balls landing in the same numbered slot will get the player a “Double Ball Jackpot”.

Prime Time Roulette

With this game he/she will get an optional side bet on the 11 prime numbers on the wheel. The bet will pay out depending on how many times a prime number appears in a row. Land a number that isn’t prime, and the side bet is lost.

Rapid Roulette

Just like traditional roulette, however the chips are not placed on a table, they are instead placed using an electronic interface. While it can be really fun for some players, it doesn’t quite have that roulette feel that the original game has.