European Roulette

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If you are looking for a place that will let you jump between your favourite Roulette variants and the standard European Roulette, your search ends here. 

Yes, you heard it right. Along with other famous variants of Roulette, you will find the most played variant right under your nose at Winissimo online casino. Here is all you should know before you get your hands on what is rightfully called ‘the most thrilling casino game’. 

How it all began for European Roulette

As far as the records are concerned, it all began for the game in 17th century France. A physicist who goes by the name Blaise Pascal gave this game the shape we now see as. However, the variant created by him is not the variant we are talking about here. It had two zero slots in one Roulette wheel, which was given another name and is still known as, American Roulette. The European Roulette was created when Francois and Louis Blanc designed a table with one zero slot. This variant gained huge popularity across the world, due to its low house-edge and better chances of winning. 

Soon it became the most famous Roulette variant and entered the online world of casino gambling, following its casino mates like Blackjack and Baccarat. Winissimo is proud to serve this classic game in its modern and convenient forms – European Roulette and online versions. 

The layout of a European Roulette table

This one ‘zero’ less Roulette variant has a different layout of the table from how it was originated. The Roulette wheel has a total number of 37 numbers from 0 to 36. Each of the numbers is painted on a background of either red or black, except zero. The zero is placed above a green background and it is for a good reason. 

The sequence of numbers in a European Roulette wheel is: 

0 – 32 – 15 – 19 – 4 – 21 – 2 – 25 – 17 – 34 – 6 – 27 – 13 – 36 – 11 – 30 – 8 – 23 – 10 – 5 – 24 – 16 – 33 – 1 – 20 – 14 – 31 – 9 – 22 – 18 – 29 – 7 – 28 – 12 – 35 – 3 – 26

The numbers that fall in Red colour are – 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 32, 34, 36.

The Black colour numbers are – 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 33, 35.

The arrangement of numbers in the Roulette wheel changes the course of the game largely as they decide the numbers you will place your bet on by choosing the type of bet. 

European Roulette payout ratio

The payout you can win in a European Roulette game depends on the type of bet you are playing. There are basically two types of bets that are further divided into several other bets. Below given table will help you understand the numbers that are covered under a certain bet, the probability and payout ratio. 

Type of bet

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The special rules in European Roulette

European Roulette is not special just because it is a ‘one zero less’ variant. There are other reasons that make it special. These reasons are the rules that apply to some of its tables. Basically, there are two rules that make the game more player-friendly. These two rules are – La Partage and En Prison. Let us know more about them. 

  • La Partage – This rule, as many of you might have guessed, originated in France. The name translates to ‘the divide’ in French. Before we go any far with this rule, here is a piece of important information regarding what happens when the steel ball lands on variants without this rule, the player loses all his bet amount. This is the reason why American Roulette is more house-favouring than the European Roulette. 

    Coming back to the La Partage rule, it says that every time the ball lands on a zero in an even European Roulette bet, the player’s bet amount should be divided half between the player and the house. Hence, this rule lets you save half of the money you otherwise would have lost in any other variant. Lifesaver, isn’t it?

  • En Prison The second rule is responsible for making a European Roulette or online game even more interesting. It says that every time the ball lands at zero in an even bet, the bet amount should be prisoned and the winner of that bet should be divided on the next spin. Hence, if you are about to lose all your bet amount due to the zero, you get another chance to save your bet due to ‘En Prison’ rule. 

Play European Roulette at Winissimo

Winissimo Casino doesn’t want to restrict its beloved players to playing a virtual European Roulette game that is convenient to play but lacks the human touch. We bring the option to European Roulette in our live casino section. The European Roulette consists of various real elements like the presence of a real table on which the game is conducted by a dealer. The perks don’t end here. You can also chat with the dealer and other players on the game table in real-time. 

Yes, you can do all this while sitting at your comfy homes and make some money side by side. European Roulette is a great opportunity to experience a casino-like vibe without even leaving the likes of your own house. These games are also available at our mobile casino. So make sure you check them out in all forms and then decide to play it at a platform that suits you the best. Happy Spinning!