Roulette is just one of many casino games that appears complicated but once you take a good look at that roulette table and with a quick introduction you’ll be on your way to stimulating your mind with this mind boggling, yet fun game.
If you’re American we’re here to familiarize you with European Roulette, which has a twist of its own.
The main difference with American Roulette
While they may be similar they do have their differences. European Roulette lacks the double zero when it comes to its gaming tactics and there of course too a lower house edge, which can work to your advantage.
European Roulette’s spinning table has a wheel with 37 slots or pockets. Numbered from 1 to 36 and colored red or black except for its “zero” pocket that is marked with green.
The roulette wheel is then spun up and a ball is thrown into it against the direction of spinning. When the ball settles down and rests in a pocket, the number on the pocket that has caught the ball wins.
All pockets are identical and the order and position of numbers are arranged mathematically for even distribution by value, color, high or low and odd or even so that the ball has an equal chance to end up in any of them.
How to bet
While European roulette is all the more easy, its difficult part is actually betting because there it requires understanding the game and knowing what inside and outside betting is.
The purpose of “inside” and “outside” betting is for strategy. When betting you will have minimum and maximum betting limits and of course the freedom to jump around in your betting limits.
So here is how the Inside bets work on the European Roulette Table. When betting on the inside, a player is required to make bets that at least add up to the table minimum.
The table is comprised of black and red coming from 1 to 36. Zero is the green square that’s located on the inside table usually atop of the number columns.
The types of bets available on the inside table include:
– First there is the straight up bet-a bet on a single number where the payoff is 35 to 1. Then there is the split bet, which allows you to place a bet (a casino chip) on two adjacent squares. The payoff is 17 to 1.
– If you want to take it to the streets there is the street bet, which allows you to bet on a row (that is three numbers). Consequently your chip must be placed on the outer edge of the row. Street bets pay 11 to 1.
– The Line bet on the other hand allows you to make two street bets – six numbers – and pays 5 to 1.
– The last bet on the inside includes the corner bet. With the corner bet there is a situation when you place you bet on four adjacent squares and the payout is 8 to 1.