Game Guide: How to Play European Roulette2 min read
What is European Roulette?
European Roulette is a classic game found in most casinos. It is one of the oldest gambling games, tracing roots back to the beginning of organized gambling.
European Roulette is based on a small wheel comprised of different numbered pockets in corresponding colors. A ball is spun around the wheel until it lands in one of these pockets, determining the winning player for that spin.
European Roulette is similar to American Roulette, only the betting odds are higher. This version of Roulette offers a smaller number sequence; there are 37 pockets instead of the 38 found on American Roulette wheels.
How Do I Play European Roulette?
Each spin of European Roulette determines one game. Player’s will start each game by placing their bets on the table. Bets can be placed on an individual number, a sequence of numbers, or a color (red or black.)
Once all bets are placed the dealer will place the ball inside the Roulette wheel and spin. The wheel will come to a stop and the ball will land in a pocket. Depending on the player’s bet, if that pocket matches their number, sequence, or color they will win game.
How Does Betting Work in European Roulette?
There are several ways to bet in European Roulette. Players can bet on one number or as many numbers, sequences or colors they wish. The betting options for European Roulette include:
An individual number– A player can place a bet on one or several numbers on the wheel. Numbers range from 0-37.
A series of numbers– A player can place a bet on a sequence of numbers on the wheel such as; all the odd or all the even numbers.
A color sequence– A player can place a bet on a color, rather then a number, in European Roulette. The colors on the Roulette wheel are red and black.
The odds of winning are greatly increased by placing more then one bet on the table per spin. However, most players choose to place bets on numbers that are special to them such as their lucky number, spouse’s birthday, or an anniversary.