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Originating in 17th century France, European Roulette involves a combination of strategy and chance. This online casino game consists of a wheel, a ball and a table marked with separate boxes containing numbers 0 to 36. All you’ve got to do is place bets on one or more numbers, click the Spin button and see what destiny has in store for you. The number the ball lands on determines your fortune.
Our casino offers both American and European Roulette. American Roulette has both a single zero (“0”) and a double zero (“00”), while European Roulette only has a single zero (“0”).
Take a chance and learn how to play European Roulette.
How To Play European Roulette
European Roulette consists of a wheel with 37 stops and a ball that can land with equal chance on any one of them. The stops are numbered starting with 0, then 1-36, colored either black or red. Bet on where you think the ball will land by placing chips on the Roulette table. Winnings are paid on a multiplier of the bet.
- You can bet $1, $5, $25, $100 or $500. Choose the number of chips to bet per click.
- Place individual bets by clicking different spots on the table.
- You can bet a max of $1,000 on the table. You can bet up to $500 on Inside Bets and $500 for Outside Bets.
- Once your bet is placed, spin the wheel. If the ball lands on a number or color that you bet on, victory is yours.
- There are many types of bets in European Roulette. By placing the chips differently or choosing a neighbor or special bet, you can bet on 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, or 18 numbers.
The following table is a list of the bet types and their corresponding payouts:
- Spin: Used to get the ball spinning on the wheel.
- Rebet: Used to place the same bets that in the previous round.
- x2: Used to double the amount of bets after Rebet.
- Undo: Used to undo the previous action (Except for Spin).
- Clear: Used to remove bets placed.
Everything You Need to Know About European Roulette
The very first roulette wheel wasn’t designed for betting purposes. In an attempt to create a perpetual motion machine, Blaise Pascal, a French inventor and physicist, inadvertently created a primitive roulette wheel.
It was a good by-product. Nowadays, roulette is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. In most casinos, two variants exist: American and European Roulette. The wheel was originally designed with 36 numbers and two slots (the zero, and double-zero) that gave the house a small advantage. However, in order to compete, a casino in Bad Homburg, a German casino and spa destination, began offering roulette with only one zero slot for house edge. This reduced the edge from 5.26% to 2.70%.
Casinos all over Europe began using single-zero roulette wheels, but when the game made its way to the US, the double-zero was added. Now, when you look at our newer online European Roulette table (not the Classic variant), you’ll see the same 1-36 digits that you’d find on an American table, but there is only one green slot: the zero. The bets and payouts are the same, but the house edge is lower in the European version.
Our older Classic European Roulette offers extra bets not available on American Roulette tables, nor are they available in our newer European Roulette. These are the side bets you’d find on a roulette wheel in France. They include:
Voisins du Zéro: This inside bet covers the numbers 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2 and 25 with nine chips. These are the numbers closest to the 0 on the wheel. This bet wins an average of 45.9% of the time.
Orphans: This inside bet covers the numbers 1, 20, 14, 31, 9, 17, 34 and 6 with five chips. This bet results in wins an average of 24.3% of the time.
Tiers du Cylindre: This inside bet covers the numbers 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16 and 33 with six chips. This bet results in wins an average of 32.4% of the time.
Fortunately, when you play roulette online, you can make these exotic bets simply by clicking on the bet names, which are laid out on the table. Figuring out chip placement for these numbers is time-consuming in a brick-and-mortar casino, but when you play online, the computer will automatically place the chips for you. All you’ve got to do is spin the wheel and cross your fingers.