Premium American Roulette Review
Part of the Playtech family, Premium American Roulette will immediately look familiar if you’ve ever tried Roulette Pro or Premium Roulette Pro by the same developer. Roulette developers love ‘P’ words, so don’t get this one confused with Microgaming’s Premier Roulette range!
The biggest question we have here is, with French and European variations available from the same publisher, why would anyone want to play Premium American Roulette with its higher house edge?
The answer is pretty simple – folks in the USA, or those who are only able to play American Roulette in their local offline casino, often gravitate towards the game because it’s what they’re used to.
Hits and Misses
Gameplay & Excitement
Graphics & Sound
Just like Premium Roulette Pro, and other variations in the Playtech roulette library, this is a faithful and stylish recreation of American Roulette for the web. It’s about as close as you’ll get to playing the game in a bricks and mortar venue without leaving home.
There’s no racetrack or option to place call bets here, which lends the table an uncluttered and minimalistic feel. Straightforward and simple it may be, but we don’t think anyone out there could make negative comments about how Premium American Roulette replicates the game.
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Gameplay & Excitement
We’re knocking a few marks off this section of our Premium American Roulette game review, but that’s not because the game itself plays poorly. Quite the opposite, in fact, as this is a very well-made title that looks and plays really well.
The reason we’re being tight with points here is that there’s simply no reason to play Premium American Roulette over its French or European equivalents…unless you take some sort of masochistic pleasure in almost doubling the house edge of European Roulette, that is!
Graphics & Sound
House edge aside, the game looks great and being able to change camera angles and the colour of the table felt to blue or red (traditionally used in French roulette, it’s just a shame this doesn’t affect the house edge of the game!) is a nice little touch.
It’s certainly an improvement on Roulette Pro, one of Playtech’s earlier roulette titles, with plenty of polished wood and casino ambience to enjoy. If you’re dead set on playing American Roulette, though we can’t fully understand why that would be the case, we’d have to say that this is one of the best-looking versions on the market.
Premium American Roulette Graphics
Thanks to the absence of a racetrack, stacks of inaccessible chips and the like, Premium American Roulette is certainly one of the less cluttered variations of roulette available on the web. When it comes to mobile play, particularly on the smaller screens of smartphones, that’s definitely a good thing.
Some players may find playing roulette tricky on mobile, even when using an iPad or some other tablet, but that’s not the fault of Premium American Roulette or casino software developers; there are simply so many different bets possible in roulette that it’s difficult to fit all of them in.
Premium American Roulette played on Mobile and Tablet
Our Premium American Roulette review closes out with a reasonable score of 3.5/5 but, if we were to score it on value for money, it could be significantly lower. With a house edge of more than 5% (compared with European and French of as low as 2.7% and 1.35%), American Roulette is a roulette variant that’s best avoided wherever possible.
With so much choice available on the web, choosing Premium American Roulette seems like a foolhardy decision. However, as we’ve said above, you could do a heck of a lot worse than this game if you really do insist on using the American rulebook.Play for real at Mansion