All About European Roulette:

European Roulette, also called single zero Roulette, is the same game as American Roulette with some different rules and techniques. There are numbered pockets and they are numbered 1 to 36 and a 0. The numbers are red and black and the 0 is green. When the wheel spins, the ball comes out of the pocket and bounces along in the opposite direction of the spinning wheel. The ball will eventually come to rest in a numbered slot and bets will be won or lost. Players will place their bets- inside bets determine what number the ball will land on and outside bets determine whether it will be odd/even and/or black/red.

European Roulette has some specific rules. One rule is dubbed the "En Prison" rule and this rule specifically refers to the outside bets. If the ball lands on the zero, the bet is allowed to remain in play for an additional spin. If the ball lands on zero again, the entire bet is lost. Another similar rule is called "La Partage" rule and is similar to the "En Prison" rule except that if the ball lands on zero, half the bet is lost and there is no opportunity for an additional spin. Also unique to European Roulette are the announced bet. Here, the player announces his bet and immediately puts the money down while the outcome is still unknown.

There are different types of bets in European Roulette. Inside bets are divided into categories. There is the straight up bet which is a bet on a single number with a 35 to 1 payoff. The split bet lets you put a chip on two slots that are next to each other and this one comes with a payoff of 17 to 1. The street bet lets you bet on a three number row and this gets a payoff of 11 to 1. The line bet allows you to make two street bets and has a payoff of 5 to 1. You also have the corner bet in which you place your chip on four adjacent slots giving a payoff of 8 to 1. When making an outside bet, every bet made has to match the house minimum bet. Outside bets also do not cover the 0. Some of the outside bets include; Dozens, which have a 2 to 1 payoff making it a double bet, and that comprise three squares encompassing outcomes from 1-12, 13-24, and 25-36. High and low is an even bet with a 1 to 1 payoff and covers two squares for the numbers 1-18 and 19-35. Two other even bets are Colours which is two squares for black and red outcomes and Odd and Even in which two squares represent odd or even outcomes. One final outside bet is Columns in which three squares are attached to the bottom of an inside table and which have 2:1 written in the square. You can use this to bet on a whole column of numbers and it is a double bet.

Different sets of numbers actually have their own set of names in European Roulette. Voisins du zero (neighbors of zero) are used to refer to the seventeen numbers that reside between 22 and 25 on the wheel including the aforementioned numbers. Jeu zero (zero game) is describing the numbers that are placed closest to 0. Tier (the third) describes the twelve numbers that are on the opposite side of the wheel and lie between 27 and 33 including those numbers. Orphelins, or the orphans, are the numbers that that make up two sections of the wheel and are outside of the Tiers and the Voisins. This may seem like a lot of unfamiliar terminology, but if you are around the European Roulette wheel a few times, they will soon become familiar.

When you visit the casino and check out all the different games available, make sure not to miss the Roulette wheel. Whether American or European Roulette, either one is sure to provide you with as much fun and excitement as you can handle.

A great casino that offers European Roulette is Club World Casinos.


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