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The Fundamentals of European Roulette

While there are now multiple variations of this game in various regions of the world, the Roulette game has its roots in Europe. In fact, we can safely say that the Europeans still do play the roulette better than everyone else. Many roulette enthusiasts observe that the European roulette offers better rules to players compared to the American roulette.

This video explains the secrets of the roulette wheel and you’ll get to have a few spins at the end of our post to have fun with.

How Many Pockets Does European Roulette Wheel Contains ?

The European roulette is played using a wheel that contains 37 pockets. These pockets are numbered from 1 to 36 with an extra pocket numbered 0.

During each spin, the croupier places a ball on the outside of the wheel and spins it, which allows the ball to travel around the edge of the wheel for a while before dropping into one of the pockets. The number that corresponds to the position of the pocket is the winning number.

The main objective for players is to predict the number that will win. As a player, you have several options when it comes to betting; you don’t necessarily have to predict the exact number that will win, but you can bet on several numbers and win if any of them is chosen.

You can make as many bets as you like on each spin.

Compared to the American versions, the house advantage in the European Roulette is quite low as a result of having only one zero pocket.

It also has an additional “en-prison” rule in which if the ball falls down on the zero pocket when you have placed an even-money bet, you have a chance to either lose half of the original bet, or let the bet stay in place to be played in the round that follows.

You will also notice that the European Roulette, unlike the American variant, does not use the special roulette chips but rather uses the regular casino chips.

This makes it a bit difficult to track your bets, which means you should pay a little more attention to where your wager were placed. The croupier handles and keeps in check all the bets using a special stick.

Possible bets for European Roulette

European Roulette has two main betting options; the outside and inside bets, named after their position on the table. Outside bets allow the player to bet on black/red or odd/even outcomes, or positional groupings of pockets.

Inside bets, on the other hand, allows the player to gamble on a certain straddle or on the number corresponding the pocket that the ball will fall in.

You also have call bets which are only available in the French and European wheels. There are also a couple of unique bets that are often casino specific. The following are types of roulette bets that you can expect to find in a European Roulette.

Outside Bets European Roulette

These are basically bets made on the outside of the roulette table. They are often made on groups of colors or numbers rather than on a specific number.

Red/Black: This is pretty simple. You are betting that either a black or red number will win. They are marked “Black” or “red” on the table. It’s an even bet, however, your chances of winning are not 50/50 because of the 0 or 00 on the wheel –in which case, neither red OR black wins. The advantage goes to the casino.

Odd/Even: You are betting on whether an even or odd number will be selected. This is marked as “odd” and “even”. It is also an even bet, however, your odds of winning are not 50/50 because of the 0 and 00.

High/Low: This means that you are betting on whether the selected number will fall within 1-18 (low) or 19-36 (high). This is an even bet.

Columns: This means you are betting on the selected number to be within one of the three columns of the roulette table. You simply set out the chips on the last box of the column. Each column pays 2:1

Group/dozen bet: This is a dozen bet where you place your bet on all numbers included in the 1st dozen (1-12) 2nd dozen (13-24) or 3rd dozen (25 -36). Odds at payouts are 2:1.

Inside Bets European Roulette Wheel

Straight bet: This is where you place the bet on any number. If the ball lands on your number, you win, otherwise, you lose. Payouts are 35:1

Split bet: Here you place your bet on the line that separates two numbers. If either of the two numbers comes up, you win. It pays 17:1

Street bet: also called trio bets. You are betting on any number within a row of three numbers. It pays 11:1

Corner bet: Here, you place your bet on the intersection of 4 adjoining numbers on the table. If any of them is selected, you win. It pays 8:1

Sixline bet: Here, you place your bet on two “streets” –six numbers – on the table. It pays 5:1

Well, that covers European roulette basics and the different types of bets that it offers. If you are ready to give it a try, I suggest you start with simple small bets and only increase the amount you bet after you have acquired considerable experience.

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