European roulette guide

European roulette is a casino game named after the French word meaning ‘’little wheel’’. In the game, players may choose to place bets on either a single number or a range of numbers, the colours red or black, or whether the number is odd or even. To determine the winning number and color, a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular track running around the circumference of the wheel.

Where could i play roulette in Europe style

There are a lot of casinos you can go to, as almost every gambling site offers this casino game in 2024.

The European game is played with one 0. The ball eventually loses momentum and falls onto the wheel and into one of 37 (in French/European roulette) or 38 (in American roulette) coloured and numbered pockets on the wheel.

Rules European roulette

A roulette player has various ways of making his or hers bet. They can play on a single number but also on multiple numbers at the same time. When one of the numbers the player has chosen falls they wins. This player than can keep the chip and receives (36/n)-1 chips from the bank. The player will lose his chip when none of the number or numbers fall.

Here are the main game rules:

The Wheel and the Europe Table

At the gaming table, betting options are presented in English terms. For example, “Red” means red, “Black” means black, “Even” means even number, “Odd” means odd number, “1-18” means the first eighteen digits, “19-36” means the last eighteen digits , etc.

  • The wheel has 37 slots: the numbers 1 through 36 and a single zero (0).
  • The numbers are not sequentially placed on the wheel.
Difference wheel european and american roulette

Betting options Europe roulette

  • You can bet on single numbers including 0.
  • Even-money bets such as red/black, even/even, and high/low are available.
  • You can also play on columns, dozens, corners, streets, and more.

Game play

  1. Players place their bets on the playing field.
  2. The croupier spins the wheel and throws a ball in the opposite direction.
  3. When the ball comes to rest in a square, the winning bet is determined.
  4. The croupier pays out the winning bets and takes away the losing bets.

House edge

The house edge in European roulette is about 2.7% on most bets, which is lower than in American roulette (5.26%). The odds of winning are higher because only “0” (zero) appears. The “00” (double zero) is missing, so the dealer has a 1/37 chance of winning. That’s about 2.7%, instead of the 5.26% in American roulette. In this way, automatically gives players a greater chance of winning, so it can make more money in the long run, or at least cost less.

Payouts European roulette

  • A bet on a single number pays out 35:1.
  • Even-money pay out 1:1.
  • Other bets, such as splits and columns, have their own payout ratios.

Extra gameplay

For some European roulette games, players can choose to get half of their bet back, or to keep their bet until the next round (“go to jail”) if the ball lands on zero. If the next spin fails, the player loses the entire bet. Similar to En Prison, but simpler, if the ball hits zero, the player immediately gets back half of their bet.

This rule also only applies to equal extra bets.

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Difference European and American roulette

The difference between European and American Roulette is the grouping of the roulette table. American Roulette has two 00 spots and the European only has one. This game will give the player a higher chance of winning, looking at it from statistical point of view.

When thinking of a ‘plein’ or a ‘straight bet’, which is a bet on a single number, the chances of the European roulette game are 2,7% and the American 2,63%.

Besides the American and the European versions of Roulette there are some other versions. Examples of other versions are; Mini Roulette, No Zero Roulette and Cheval. There is a list down below of some different Roulette games and the way people should wager at these games.

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What is the difference between European & French Roulette?

The main differences from the American version are obvious, but there are few differences between the European version and the French version. We try to explain the main differences in more detail

The main difference between European Roulette and French Roulette on the table is the location of the betting slots and the terminology used. Although the numbers on the roulette wheel are the same, the layout of the gaming table is slightly different. Here are the specific differences:

French Roulette: At the gaming table, the betting options are presented in French terms. Here are some general terms: “Rouge” for red, “Noir” for black, “Pair” for even, “Impair” for odd, “Manque” for the first eighteen numbers and “Passe” for the last eighteen numbers.

European: The betting box is located on the side and bottom of the numbers on the gaming table. There are also separate sections for column, box and other types of bets. The betting boxes are placed differently than in European Roulette.

Our opinion and advice on European Roulette

We find this game format very enjoyable. Combined with the high win probability, it is still popular, among us but also for the fans.

As a point of improvement we could work on better and modern graphics, which can also be displayed on mobile devices. With today’s technology this should be possible.