Blog Posted on 01/01/2016 | Author: Karen Macarthur

# What is European Roulette?

Roulette is a game popular in casinos. The game consists of a spinning wheel (roulette) divided into pockets which are numbered and coloured. European Roulette is the most popular version among all other versions. It is different from the American and other versions in terms of its lower house edge (amount lost by the player relative to his bet, on average).

## How to play European Roulette?

European Roulette has 37 pockets. Zero is the only number coloured green and in numbers ranging from 1-10 and 19-28 the odd numbers are red and even are black; and is the opposite for numbers ranging from 11-18 and 29-36. European Roulette game begins when “croupier” spins the wheel and a ball is thrown in the other direction. The ball then lands into any one of the pockets as the wheel stops spinning. Bets are placed on numbers, ranges of numbers, colour of the pocket and whether the winning number is odd or even.

Types of Bets in European Roulette

• Inside bets – are placed directly on numbers, between two numbers, at intersection of multiple numbers or at the end of the line.

• Straight – Up/Single -One number

• Split – Two numbers

• Street, Trio – Three numbers

• Corner – Four numbers

• Top Line – Five numbers

• Six Line – Six numbers

• Outside bets – These are placed on the roulette table outside the numbered grid and provide better winning chances to the player.

• 1-18(low) or 19-36(high) – number bet on the first 18 low numbers and the next 18 high numbers

• Red or Black – colour bet

• Even or odd – bet on even or odd numbers

• Dozen – bets on dozens, e.g. first 1-12, second 13-24, third group 25-36

• Column bets – placed on all twelve numbers on any of the three vertical lines

• Announced bets – This type of bets is called out by the player as he places the money to cover the bet amount on the table.

• Voisins du zero – The neighbours of zero, the numbers ranging from 22 to 25 on the roulette including 22 and 25.

• Jeu Zero – The zero game, numbers nearest to zero these include35, 12, 26, 3, 0, 32, 15

• Le tiers du cylindre – The Thirds of the roulette wheel, 12 numbers on opposite side of the roulette between 27 and 33 including 27 and 33.

• Orphelins – orphans, two sectors of the roulette other than the Voisins and Tiers containing 6, 34, 17 and 1, 14, 20, 9, 31.

• … and the neighbours – a number along with two other numbers on its either sides in a bet that is a 5 piece, e.g. 2 and the neighbours mean 4, 21, 2, 25, 17.These bets are often placed in combination with other bets.

• Final – the “final” bet is called along with a number i.e. “final 6” bet includes 6, 16, 26, 36 and is a four piece bet similarly “final 7” is a 3 piece bet(7,17,27).

• Full completes/maximums- in this all the inside bets are placed on a single number. For e.g. a full complete bet on the number 2 is placed by calling “2 to the maximum”.

European version of Roulette was first introduced by Blanc brothers by adding a single ‘0’ to attract gamblers.

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