Bets, Descriptions and Payouts
You will discover that there are many types of bets when it comes to the European Roulette. By placing your chips either differently, choosing a neighbour or a special bet, you can bet on the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 12, 16 or 18. Below is a comprehensive description of bet types, their descriptions and winning payouts.
Straight up – 1 number. You are only allowed to place your bet on a single number. The payout here is 35 to 1.
Split – 2 numbers. You can place your bet on the line between any two numbers. The payout here is 17 to 1.
Street – 3 numbers. You are allowed to lay your bet at the lower side of any row of numbers. The payout here is 11 to 1.
Corner – 4 numbers. You can place your bet at the interconnection of 4 numbers or at the lower interconnection, that is, between 0 and 1. The payout is 8 to 1.
Corner – 4 numbers, 0,1,2,3. Here, you are required to place your bet at the top corner of the three, that is, where the 0 and the 3 interconnect. The payout is 8 to 1.
Line– 6 numbers. Here, you should place your bet at the upper end of 2 rows, that is, where they intersect. The payout is 5 to 1.
Any Column – 12 numbers. You are required to place your bet in one of the three boxes at the bottom of each column. The payout is 2 to 1.
Dozen – 12 numbers. You may place your bet in one of the boxes labelled “1st 12”, “2nd 12” or “3rd 12”. The payout is 2 to 1.
Red – All red numbers. Here, you will place your bet in the box that has the red diamond. The payout is 1 to 1.
Black – All black numbers. You should place your bet in the box that has the black diamond. The payout is 1 to 1.
Even – All even numbers. You will have to place your bet on the box with the label even. The payout is 1 to 1.
Odd – All odd numbers. You should lay your bet in the box labelled even. The payout is 1 to 1.
1 to 18. You should lay your bet in the box marked 1 to 18. The payout is 1 to 1.
19 to 36. Place your bet in the box marked 1 to 36. The payout is 1 to 1.
Neighbour bets. When you go for this bet on the roulette table, it means that the two numbers to the left and the right of that number will also be placed on the bet, that is, if you choose the number 5, then 16 and 24 on one side and 10 and 23 which are on the other will also be chosen. The payout is 35 to 1.
Voisins du Zero. When chosen, a 9 chip bet will cover zero and the seven numbers that appear on the right and nine numbers that appear on the left of zero. That is, 0/2/3 and 25/26/28/29 with each having 2 chips. 4/7+12/15+18/21+19/22+32/35, each using 1 chip. The payout of 0,2,3 is 11 to 1; the payout of 25,26,28,29 is 8 to 1.; the payout of 4,7,12,15,18,21,19,22,32,35 is 17 to 1.
Tiers du cylinder. When you select a 6 chip bet, it will cover 1/3 of the numbers on the roulette table, starting from 33 to 27. That is, 5/8+10/11+13/16+23/24+27/30+33/36, each using 1 chip. The payout is 17 to 1.
Orphans. When you choose this bet, 5 chips will be bet on. These chips cover number 1 with 1 chip, then numbers 6/9+14/17+17/20+31/34, each using 1 chip. Bet 1 has a payout of 35 to 1, while bet 2 has a payout of 17 to 1.
As discussed above, the European version of Roulette is more like the French Roulette. It uses the single zero and gives better odds to the player as compared to the American Roulette. This is probably why it is the most played casino game in the whole of Europe. This version of Roulette also uses French terms and rules borrowed from the French Roulette. Compared to the American Roulette, the European Roulette is slightly a bit sophisticated, in terms of complexity when compared to the American Version.