How to Play European Roulette

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How to Play European Roulette

So, let’s learn how to play European Roulette. It’s not that hard, but you’ll need to pay attention. The objective of European Roulette is for the player to predict which number slot on the Roulette wheel the ball will land on. That’s it! After reading the rules, pop over to King Billy Casino to see how it all works.

Roulette Rules

The numbers 1 through 36 are marked on the roulette wheel, in addition to a “0.” The numbers are colored red and black alternately, and the “0” is green.

The layout of the roulette table is divided into 2 different sections – individual numbers and group bets. “Inside bets” are those which are placed on an individual, adjacent, or small groups of numbers. The bets which cover groups of 12 or 18 (e.g. red, odd, etc.) are labeled “outside bets.”

Types of Roulette Bets

European Roulette bets

Roulette Inside Bets

1) Straight Up A bet on any single number including “0”, placed directly on the number
2) Split Bet A bet on two adjacent numbers, placed on the line between the 2 numbers. Also can be made between 0 and 1, 0 and 2, or 0 and 3.
3) Street Bet A bet on all three numbers in a row, placed on the line at the end of the row. Can also be placed on 0, 1, and 2. Or 0, 2 and 3.
4) Corner Bet A bet on a group of four numbers, placed at the corner where the 4 numbers touch. Also can be made on the corner of 0, 1, 2, and 3.
5) Line Bet A bet on six numbers (2 rows of 3 numbers), placed at the end of two rows on the line between them.

Roulette Outside Bets

6) Column Bet A bet on an entire column, placed on a 2-1 box at the end of a column.
7) Dozen Bet A bet on a group of 12 numbers, placed on the 1st 12 box (numbers 1-12), 2nd 12 box (numbers 13-24), or 3rd 12 box (numbers 25-36).
8) Colour Bet A bet on all three numbers in a row, placed on the line at the end of the row. Can also be placed on 0, 1, and 2. Or 0, 2 and 3.
9) Even/Odd A bet on all of the red numbers or all of the black numbers, placed on the red box (all red numbers) or the black box (all black numbers).
10) Low/High Number

A bet on all low numbers or all high numbers, placed on the low box (numbers 1-18) or the high box (numbers 19-36).

* If 0 is spun, all outside bets are halved and returned to the player.

How To Play European Roulette: The Payouts:

Type Of Bet Odds Payout
Straight Up 35:1
Split 17:1
Street 11:1
Corner 8:1
Line 5:1
Column 2:1
Dozen 2:1
Low Numbers, 1 – 18 Even-Money, 1 – 1
High Numbers, 19 – 36 Even Money, 1 – 1
Red or Black Even-Money, 1 – 1
Even or Odd Even Money, 1 – 1

You can check out all the jargon and terms with our Glossary.

Also be sure to check out our Roulette Guide, which does a deep dive into game play. For strategy, check out our guide, Roulette Strategies. And for the rules of the game, we have Roulette Rules.