Give European Roulette a Spin
Roulette is a casino game named after a French diminutive for 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 odd and even numbers are also part of the betting options.
Roulette is played with the little wheel that has pockets at the bottom. These pockets have a number inside each one of them ranging from 1 – 37.
Each pocket is arranged in the wheel with alternate colours, black and red. One pocket also has a zero on it, and it is coloured green. As the wheel is
spun around by the croupier, he will also eventually spin a small smooth ball into the opposite direction of the wheel’s spin and wait for the ball to fall
into one of the pockets. Players try to foresee where the ball might fall and place their bets on their number before the croupier starts the spin. Once
the bets are in and the croupier starts the spin, players cannot move their bets anymore.
The difference between European Roulette and American roulette is not only the additional double zero placed in the American roulette wheel but also in
some of the bets. European Roulette allows the players to bet on a number or any combination of numbers as well as either black or red and odd or even.
The roulette table of the European roulette has a chart or table where players can place their bets. There is what is called inside bets and outside bets
on the roulette table. Inside bets vary from a single bet on a single number or what is called a straight-up bet to betting on, at the most, six connected
numbers to make a line bet.
Outside bets include the dozens bets, which groups numbers in the wheel into three parts by 12. There is also a high or low bet where players can bet on
two groups of numbers, in the range of 1 - 18 as the low numbers, and 19 – 36 range being the high end. There is also the odd and even bet where players
can choose whether the ball will fall on an odd number or an even number. The same goes for the black and red bet, players just choose whether the ball
might fall on a black pocket or a red pocket.
Odds of European Roulette
Statistically, inside bets have higher odds than the outside bets. Players will get more money if they win by betting on inside bets. Players can choose to
place more than one bet at one particular game, as long as the bet is different from the initial bet.