On a previous post we provided you with a cool guide on how to understand the roulette wheel layout, that article was entirely based on the American Roulette. Today we bring you the second part of the series: The European Roulette wheel layout and how can you understand it.
We will review this game in detail and after reading this guide you will be able to tackle the European Roulette like you never thought you could, let’s get to work:
The first thing we need to understand is the possible bets you can make while playing on a European Roulette. On our previous Roulette Layout entry we carefully explain how each of the best work and what do they mean, so feel free to check our article “Understanding the Roulette Wheel Layout – American Roulette” for a detailed explanation.
There are basically 15 types of bets to choose from. We have created this table in order for you to understand the different types of bets as well as the payouts each of the bets can get you, let’s take a look:
The sequence of the numbers on the European roulette wheel also varies: The numbers have been specially placed so they can be located as random as possible. Red and Black numbers are always alternated: next to every number from the series 1 through 18 you will find a number from the series 19 through 36, with the exception of 5 and 10. These are located exactly on the opposite side of the zero slot. This splits the roulette wheel in half: from 0 to 5 and from 10 to 0.
Numbers Sequence (viewed clockwise)
Red: 1-3-5-7-9-12-14-16-18- 19-21-23-25-27-30-32-34-36
Black: 2-4-6-8-10-11-13-15-17- 20-22-24-26-28-29-31-33-35
The main difference between the American and the European Roulette Layout is that the European version has only one zero. This may seem like a small difference, however there is a trick to it: that single zero makes roulette house edge lower (2,70%) which in return increases the possibilities of winning for the players.
Feel like giving European Roulette a try? Well here is a very interesting video review done with love by the Slots of Vegas team. Hope it can give you a better idea of what the European version of this game is all about.