European Roulette: The most familiar version of the famous game

The roulette was invented in Europe, in the eighteenth century, and keeps even today as one of the main icons of the casino concept itself as a chance of gambling. Regardless of the fashions and the passage of time, roulette resisted the emergence of new more modern games. The fascination of the wheel that turns speedy and can, at any moment, turn a life through a large monetary prize, remains untouchable. Moreover, the characteristics of the roulette (the combination of red and black colors, the fact that the sum of their numbers have as a result 666, the Biblical number of the beast, etc.) helped create a unique mystic around this game.
Experts point out that the roulette tables in its European version remain with only a number zero number helps to be the best version for players.

What are the main rules of European roulette?

The rules are as simple as simple. The wheel is divided into 37 numbers or houses, numbered from 0 to 36. After the stage of bets, the 'croupier' throws the ball with speed and rotates the wheel. The ball will gradually lose its speed until it is immobilized in one of the numbers. This is considered the winning number. If the ball falls into the number zero, the 'winner' is the house; This is the number that guarantees the profit margin of the casino with the roulette.
There are several types of bets, which are mainly divided into internal and external bets.

Internal bets

The internal bets are thus called to be, traditionally, on the inside of a "layout" of a casino table - the table area where the bettors put their chips. Internal bets are as follows:

  • Direct: in one of the numbers, from 1 to 36, paying 35: 1;
  • Separate: in two adjacent numbers (17: 1);
  • Queue: In a queue of three numbers (11: 1);
  • Corner: in four numbers, the plug should be placed on the intersection of the four numbers, and hence its name (8: 1);
  • Street: Bet in two adjacent rows (5: 1);

Outdoor bets

Likewise, external bets are placed outside the table:

  • Column: In one of the three columns of twelve numbers (2: 1);
  • Dozen: in one of three dozen (1-12, 13-24, 25-36, 2: 1);
  • Couple or odd: Betting a couple or odd number (1: 1) will leave;
  • Red or black: bet on one of two colors, with eighteen numbers in each color and 0 is in third color (1: 1);
  • High or low: bet on the first half (1-18) or on Monday (19-36), with 1: 1 premium;

'Sharing' e 'in prison'

Some casinos, or certain roulette tables, may include the "La Partage" and "En Prison" rules, which are similar and add more likely to the player. The "La Partage" rule, or "the sharing" in Australian, says that if the ball falls in the zero, all 1: 1 premium bets (pair or odd, red or black, high or low) lose only half value. That is, if you bet, for example 12 euros in red and the result was 0, you will lose only 6 euros.
Already the rule "in prison" ("in prison", in Australian) says a 1: 1 premium bet that results in 0 will be "imprisoned" to the next move. If the player can win, she will be returned without extra earnings.

Are there strategies to win the roulette?

The only 100% reliable strategy is to choose a roulette of 37 houses, with only a zero number, instead of a table or platform with 38 houses and two numbers zero American roulette). The advantage of the house in the European roulette is 2.70%, while in its equivalent of two zeros is 5.26%. And if you can play with the "en parting" rule, this percentage descends to half: only 1.35%.

And the Martingale system?

Definitely, and despite theories that continue to circulate, it is not possible to expect a betting strategy system to work for sure. For the simple fact that roulette does not "record" previous records, and therefore the odds of a number is drawn in the future are not influenced by what happened in the past.
Moreover, the current roulette machines are constantly evaluated and audited by independent organs to ensure that there is no addiction. Want to the house (as it happened in the nineteenth century, when some casino operators came to equip the machine with a pedal, within reach of the 'croupier'), or in favor of the players. The same goes with the "software" of the online roulette games, whose GNA component (random number generator) is audited by the authorities to avoid addicting.

Why is the European roulette considered the best for the player?

Players wishing to dedicate themselves to the roulette in a continuous way should look for a European roulette table, whether in a physical casino or in an online casino. Because it has only a number zero, the "odds" of the house are reduced relative to the American roulette, and the benefit of players is higher.
Therefore, although the difference in percent is small relative to the American roulette, the hypotheses are effectively larger, and in the end this can make all the difference!