European Roulette is a Single zero roulette. There are 37 numbers on her wheel, from 0 to 36 inclusive. Their arrangement is random, there is no such strict system as in American roulette. But the fields are called about the same, they are very similar in location and appearance.

Naturally, there are some differences. There is an additional green field on the American roulette table, which is intended for the day of bets on double zero. If on American roulette all squares, excluding zero, are usually painted red or black, corresponding to their numbers, then on European roulette the squares are green, and the numbers inside them are written in white. In addition, the European table is equipped with a “track” – a field for oral bets.

Only fields for bets on a dozen are specially marked. This marking goes back to the one used in the French version of the game. Each of these fields is labeled with the number 12 and a letter. If there is a letter “p”, then it means premiere dozaine, that is, translated from French – “the first dozen” (numbers 1-12).

The letter “m” is taken from the phrase “milieu dozaine”, which translates as the middle dozen and denotes, respectively, numbers in the range from 13 to 24. The letter “d”, borrowed from the phrase “demiere dozaine” (the last dozen), denotes numbers from 25 to 36.
Some of the bet names and sizes differ from those in American roulette. The split in this game is not 18 to 1, but 17 to 1. The square, which means a bet on 4 numbers, is called a quarter, or corner. However, in America you can sometimes hear these terms too.

AmericanEuropean
Single and double zeros (0, 00)One zero (0)
38 sectors37 sectors
RATIO of winning is 1 in 38RATIO of winning is 1 in 37
PAYOUT for winnings is 35: 1PAYOUT for winnings is 35: 1
The house edge is 5.26% (excluding the 5 top line positions for which it is 7.89%)The house edge is 2.7%

American Roulette

The external, formal difference between the American roulette wheel and the European one is the presence of two zero cells on it, the so-called. double zero, hence the name of the game adopted in the USA – Double zero roulette. Therefore, American roulette has 38 numbers: 0, 00 and numbers from 1 to 36 inclusive.

These differences determine that the rates for this game are completely different from those for the game accepted in the Old World. The fact is that thanks to the double zero, the casino increases the chances of taking all the bets for itself: the player loses 2 bets out of 38, so the house edge is 5.26% versus 2.7% when playing roulette with one zero.

It is because of this circumstance that European roulette is considered less profitable, and in most countries of the world casino owners are willing to replace it with American. Naturally, this is not particularly popular with visitors, since a 5.26% advantage means that for every hundreds of dollars wagered, the player inevitably loses $ 5 26 cents.

Therefore, the betting system in this game was brought to a slightly different form, so that the players’ chances would slightly increase, without causing damage to the institution and not reducing its advantage. As a result, a person playing American roulette runs the risk of losing bets or half of their bets on zero only with a 0.07% higher probability than when playing European roulette.

All bets when playing American roulette differ into internal and external, and the value of both must correspond to a special value set by the gambling house – the so-called. the minimum of the table.

This value means the size of the maximum bet. Internal bets can be less than the minimum of the table, but such an assumption is made only if in total they reach a minimum or even a larger value.

As a rule, the minimum table is small or significant, but still strictly limited, since an arbitrarily large value of the size of the maximum bet on the internal number threatens to turn into ruin for the casino in the event of several consecutive (one after another) winnings of any player.
External rates are larger than internal rates, since a different principle applies to them. According to this principle, every outside bet should not be less than the table minimum. Internal bets are made by simply transferring chips to a certain number or to certain cells. Outside bets are also
placed on numbers or on special cells, but they are transferred to special sections, showing that the winners are paid at the rate of 2 to 1. First, it is worth considering the internal bets. The simplest of them is a straight (straight), which is done on any one of the 38 available on the circle. Each player has the right to make any number of direct bets at once, including covering all cells. When making a bet, the player places the chips strictly in the center of the square corresponding to the cell with the intended number on the game table.