Of all the roulette variations in both online and land-based casinos, European roulette is the favorite of most players. Its enormous popularity is because players have a huge chance of earning, since the house advantage is a mere 2.63%.
The wheel of European roulette has 37 divisions, with numbers starting from 0, 1 straight up to 36. While the number 0 is colored green, the colors of the numbers 1 to 36 alternate between red and black.
The main goal every player pursues in this game is to accurately predict the numbered pocket where the roulette ball will settle in. To do that, all the players will make a bet on any number they like.
Then the dealer will turn the roulette wheel in a particular direction and spin the roulette ball towards the opposite direction. The number of the pocket where the ball finds itself is the winning number and the lucky player(s) who chose that number will get paid.
The betting process when playing European roulette on the net is reasonably easy. The player places his or her chips on the chosen bet, then click or tap on the “Spin” icon.
The moment the betting round stops, the player will decide whether to put down another bet (you’ll press the “Rebet” button for this) or end the game (“Clear Bets” button).
When playing European roulette at land-based casinos, the betting process goes thus:
4 casino employees are usually assigned to a roulette table. 2 of which are croupiers and their primary function is to manage the bets and spin the roulette ball into the wheel.
The remaining 2 casino personnel are the table-end or “bout de table” and the game supervisor or “chef de partie”. Their job is to ensure the game operates smoothly.
The number of players that play on a roulette table normally ranges from 1 to 8. The game starts when the croupier says Place your bets or Faites vos jeux.
Players will now place their respective bets. After that, the croupier will spin the ball on the roulette wheel. When the ball has roughly 2 more revolutions to go, the croupier will call out Rien ne va plus or No more bets.
All bets placed from that point forward, are usually disregarded. Once the roulette ball falls into one of the 37 pockets, the croupier checks the winning number and announces it.
Lost bets are surrendered to the casino, while the winning bets are paid to the winners.
Types of Bets a Player Can Make
In European roulette, a player has 2 main categories of bet to choose from – inside and outside bets.
Bet on Color
Bet on Odd/Even
Bet on Low/High