The Origin of American Roulette
The natural American inclination is to super-size whatever they can, to make everything bigger and bolder and splashier. So when roulette arrived to America, the Americans naturally figured that if a roulette wheel with 37 pockets is good, then a roulette wheel with 38 pockets will be even better. And so they added the 38th pocket to the roulette wheel: the famous American double-zero.
Playing American Roulette
In online American Roulette, you can bet on the single zero or the double zero. Either bet will pay out 35 to 1 if you win. Or you can place a split bet on both the single zero and the double zero; if either one hits, you win a 17-to-1 payout. You can also place a 5-number bet on 0-00-1-2-3 that will pay out at 6 to 1. And of course, whenever you play roulette online you can always bet on the red numbers or the black numbers.