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European Roulette


European roulette is a direct descendant of the already popular French roulette – the only difference being the layout design. The game is played pretty much like any other game of roulette; we have the wheel – 37 pockets (1-36 black/red pockets and one 0 green); the chips; the dealer and the table. European roulette rules are employed all over the world; for they offer a better chance of beating the odds, compared to American roulette.


The dealer does not deal in paper money. Unlike popular culture, you cannot just throw in your wallet, or your brand new Rolex and say something like “put it all on black”. To play the game, you must first learn the rules – and one of the rules state that you need chips. Each player receives his own set of chips (each colour represents a different player), so there would be no confusion of who bet on what. European casinos use a short spade tool to collect the chips.


Placing Bets in European Roulette

Here you will learn more about how to place inside and outside bets in European Roulette.


Outside Bets

Even Money – These are the lowest paying bets in the game. On landing a lucky guess (47% probability on a double zero table), the house pays off 1 to 1 – hence the name even money. There are three instances where you get paid even money: red/black, odd/even, high/low bet.

Red or Black – You bet whether the number is going to be red or black.
Odd or Even – You bet whether the number is going to be odd or even.
High or Low – You bet whether the number is going to be 1-18 or 19-36.

Two to One – Next in line are the two to one bets. Two to one systems have about 31.58% chance of winning, hence the name two to one.

Dozen Bet – You bet whether or not the number is going to be 1-12; 13-24 or 25-36.
Column Bet – You bet according to the three vertical columns.

Inside Bets

Straight – You bet on one single number. Bet pays off 35 to 1
Split – You bet on two adjacent numbers (2, 3). Bet pays off 17 to 1
Street – You bet on three horizontal numbers placing your chip at the corner edge. Bet pays off 11 to 1.
Corner (square) – You bet on four numbers in the same grid. Example of that would be 1,2, 4, 5. Odds of winning are 8 to 1
Double Street – Or six line, you bet on two horizontal lines. Odds of winning are 5 to 1.
Trio – You place you bet on the intersecting point between the zero and the lower 2 numbers – 1, 2,3. For example you can bet either on 0, 1, 2 and 0, 2, 3. (single zero table only)

The bets are placed on the layout and the wheel is spun by the croupier. Bets can be placed shortly after the wheel is in motion. There is always a ‘bet minimum’, meaning that you cannot play unless you have a given amount of chips. Let’s say for example that the table minimum is 100$. There are two things you can do. Either place the total sum of $100 on an outside bet, or divide the money between a few inside bets.

More Articles Covering Roulette

How To Play Roulette
History of Roulette
Interesting Facts About Roulette
Roulette Variations
Roulette Evolution
European Roulette
French Roulette
American Roulette
Roulette Bets and Odds
Roulette Outside Bets
Roulette Call Bets
Roulette Betting Strategies
Roulette Wheels

You can make an infinite number of bets; both inside and outside at the same time. Each bet is treated individually, regardless of what other bets are on the table. Bets can be placed short after the dealer had spun the wheel. He will give the signal “no more bets”, and will not take anymore bets until the next spin.

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