The American Roulette Wheel
This is the American roulette wheel and the American roulette table.
The most important difference when compared to the European roulette wheel, is that the American wheel has both a single zero and a double zero, whereas the European roulette wheel has only a single zero.
Another difference is that the numbers on the American roulette wheel are placed in pairs opposite of each other - whereas the numbers on the European wheel are placed in a random order.
In my opinion, the American table is more practical; as the red/black and odd/even bets are placed right next to each other, and the first18/last18 betting spots are placed right next to the single numbers. On the other hand, the European single zero roulette table is more beautiful in symmetry.
Once you get past the table however, European single zero roulette offers the player better odds then the American wheel - because it only has a single zero, whereas the American wheel has a zero and a double zero.