The name’s the game – literally. It’s easy to see how the American version of the French game came to its nickname – the game is faster as patrons take their luck into their own hands. You place the chips you’ve purchased at the casino cash desk yourself. You’ll be standing right up close to the other players, the table stretched out in front of you – but the dealer rules at the AmRoul.
Typically American: Chips
The French call them jetons, the Americans use the rather more profane gaming term, chips – but they’re the same thing … well, not quite the same: the casino sets the values of the chips in classical French roulette, but you’ll be playing with what are known as wheel-checks, special chips at American roulette. You set the value of “your” chips before your first game, and the symbol and colour go on your name.