European Roulette - Rules and strategy guide

Introduction to European Roulette game

There are two versions of the Roulette Casino Game. The single "0" Roulette game, known as European Roulette, was developed in 1842 by Frenchmen Francois and Louis Blanc to create a more winnable game but as gambling was illegal in France during this time, the game came onto the scene in Hamburg, Germany where it grew in popularity. Later, it is said that Francois and his son Camille brought the game back to southern France for the Prince of Monaco, Charles III and the amazing resort of Monte Carlo was born.

Roulette hit America in the early 1800s, but they removed the double "00" resulting in American Roulette, which of course made the advantage push over to the house. As gambling became legal throughout France, the game of Roulette remained restricted to Monte Carlo. That was until 1933 and this ensured both Monte Carlo Casino and the game of Roulette an extremely popular Casino Game.

American Roulette

European Roulette Rules

European Roulette: Almost exactly the same as American Roulette, except that there is only one zero on the wheel. While this does not seem like a huge change, it actually cuts the house advantage from 5.26% down to 2.63%. This means that the chances of winning is a lot more then that of American Roulette. European Roulette is a slow relaxing, but yet exciting game, which everyone will enjoy to play.

Types of Inside Bets:
Straight Bet
You can bet on any number on the table (1-36, 0 ,00) by placing a chip on it. Winning bets are paid at 35 to 1. If the ball lands on the 0 or the 00, all bets are lost with the exception of those straight bets placed on the 0 or the 00.

Split Bet (2 Number Bet) A bet can be placed on two adjacent numbers by placing a chip on the line between them. If the ball lands on either number, you win. The odds are 17 to 1.

Street Bet or Row Bet (3 Number Bet) A bet can be made on any three numbers in a row across the table by placing a chip on the outer line of that row. If the ball lands on any of the three numbers, you win the bet at 11 to 1.

Corner Bet Betting on any four adjacent numbers is possible by placing the chip on the corner, where all four numbers meet. A winning bet is paid out at 8 to 1.

Six Number Bet This bet is placed on the outside line, between two rows, covering six numbers. The bet is won if the ball lands on any of these six numbers. The pay out is 6 to 1.

Types of Outside Bets:

Any Odd or Even Number Bet on the ball landing on an odd or an even number. Winning bets are paid out at 1 to 1.

Any Red or Black Number Bet on weather the ball will land on a red number or a black number. Winning bets are paid out at 1 to 1.

Low or High Number Bet on weather the ball will land on a number between 1 and 18 or 19 to 36. Winning bets are paid out at 1 to 1.

Column Bet This bet is placed at the end of any of the three columns of numbers. If the ball lands on any number within that column, you win. The odds are 2 to 1.

1st 12, 2nd 12, 3rd 12 Bet on weather the ball will land on a number between 1 and 12, 13 and 24, or 25 and 36. Winning bets are paid at 2 to 1.

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