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European Roulette is one of the most popular Roulette variants available to players across the globe. It’s extremely similar to French Roulette but with a few key differences: the En Prison rule instead of La Partage, and the names of some wagers. The addition of the En Prison rule means that European Roulette is one of the best versions of this classic wheel game for players.

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Rules: How to Play European Roulette?

European Roulette is extremely easy to start playing. The basic premise of the game is that a ball is dropped onto a spinning wheel, which includes 37 slots of equal size. Players place a wager on where they think the ball will land when the wheel stops spinning. Bets can be placed at the start of each spin, which makes for a fast-paced game.

While players are able to place a bet on the individual space on which they believe the ball will land, other wagers are available. As a result, there are lots of wagering options to choose from when playing European Roulette. Different versions of the game might present different odds, so it is important to check what the odds are before you start playing.

Each version of the game will have different wagering limits to consider as well. For example, a VIP version of European Roulette would offer players a higher maximum stake, but also have a higher minimum stake. With this in mind, it’s important to check the stake limits before playing to ensure that your bankroll is suitable for the game you want to try.

If you want to find out more about what’s available in each different European Roulette title, the help section of each game will provide you with the information you require. For example, you will be able to read the rules that apply to a specific game, and you can also find details on the odds and payouts that are in place. Essentially, you will know everything you need to know about a game before you begin playing.

If the help section doesn’t give you the information that you need, though, try the help and support section further down the page. This should give you any details you might be missing.

European Roulette Odds and Payouts

European Roulette has a wide range of different odds available to consider. Despite the extensive array of potential payouts, they are still simple to understand. Possibly the most famous bet in the game is choosing between a red or black space. This wager normally pays players 1/1, also known as even money. It means that the winnings you get will be equal to the bet you placed.

So, if you have placed a R500 wager on black and this bet wins, you will get R1,000 back. This is your R500 stake returned and R500 as winnings.

Another popular bet that is often placed in European Roulette is a wager on a single number on the wheel. The odds for this wager are usually set at 35/1. That means that if the bet comes in, you will get back 35 times your initial wager. For example, a stake of R100 would return R3,600. Your winnings would be R3,500 and your R100 stake paid back.

However, these odds are just the usual payouts. Some games will have different payouts in place. That’s why it’s best to look through the help menu of specific games, or through our help section, to learn which odds are in place for the game you’re playing.

European Roulette RTP

RTP stands for Return to Player. A game’s RTP informs players of the chance they have of receiving a return on their wagers. It’s shown as a percentage, and the higher the percentage, the better your chance of winning. So, if a game had 92% as an RTP, it wouldn’t offer you as good a chance as a game with a 96% RTP. By looking at the RTP of a game, you can choose titles that have a higher likelihood of generating wins.

The RTP isn’t standard for each European Roulette title. This is because all the games don’t offer the same odds and payouts, and the RTP can differ slightly between titles. European Roulette does tend to have a higher RTP than a lot of other Roulette games, due to the En Prison rule that it features. This is because the rule allows players the chance to win back their stake on losing even money bets if the ball lands on the 0.

Usually, European Roulette has an RTP of 98.65%, although this can vary between titles (as already mentioned). It tends to be one of the higher RTP values on the market, which makes European Roulette extremely appealing to players. The En Prison rule is the main reason for the high RTP, and it helps European Roulette grab players’ interest.

If you want to learn the exact RTP of the title you’re playing, the best way to do so is to open the in-game help menu and search for the RTP value.

Special European Roulette Features

European Roulette has a few special features to ensure it’s different than other versions of the game. That means that, not only is it a highly attractive version of the classic game, but it’s also fast paced and potentially lucrative. Here is a snapshot of some of the features you can expect to see when playing European Roulette:

En Prison Rule

The En Prison rule is only applied when a player places an even money wager, and it comes into play when the ball lands on the green 0 space. The En Prison rule means that the stake the player has placed is now in prison, and is neither a loss nor a win. It will remain in place for the next spin, and if the original bet that was placed wins, the player gets their stake back.

If the bet loses, the player will lose the stake. This doesn’t mean that the player will win the bet if it comes in the second time, though. It just means that the stake will be returned. This increases the RTP of European Roulette in relation to those other versions of the game that don’t feature the En Prison rule.

Inside Bets

Inside bets are those wagers that offer players payouts at higher levels. They are based around the numbers as individual entities on the board, as opposed to large selections of numbers. The inside bets cover everything from bets on a single number all the way up to placing wagers on six numbers at a time.

Type of Bet Odds Description
Straight Up Bet 35/1 A bet on a single number. It can be any number on the wheel, including the zero.
Split Bet 17/1 A bet on two numbers next to each other.
Street Bet 11/1 A street is a bet on three numbers in a straight line, taking up a street.
Corner Bet 8/1 A corner bet is so called because it covers a corner, and applies to four numbers.
Line Bet 5/1 A line bet is essentially two street bets. It covers six numbers, in two lines of three.

Outside Bets

The outside bets offer lower potential payouts, but they do have a better chance of coming in. The even money bets in which the En Prison rule apply all come under the outside bets section as well.

Type of Bet Odds Description
Column Bet 2/1 A column bet will cover a section of 12 numbers.
Dozen Bet 2/1 A dozen bet is split into three sections: the first, second, and third dozens. Each one covers 12 numbers.
Red/Black 1/1 (Evens) A bet on the ball landing on either a red or black space.
Odd/Even 1/1 (Evens) A bet on the ball landing on either an odd or even number.
High/Low 1/1 (Evens) A bet on the ball landing on either 1-18 or 19-36.

Tips and Strategy to Win European Roulette Games

What most South African players will notice first when playing European Roulette is that it offers a little bit more than other versions of the game. With a green 0 missing from the wheel and the En Prison rule in place, you are automatically in a better position when you choose to play this version of the game.

It’s not just the game rules that can help you out when playing European Roulette, though. It’s always a good idea to manage your bankroll, too. This will help you stay within your budget and avoid betting more than you should.

It’s also a good idea to look over the most economic bets to place. Betting on just one number at a time is often not the best way to make a profit when playing European Roulette. There are much more profitable bets out there, even if you’re placing wagers that offer smaller levels of return. It might be slower, but you will increase your chances of walking away with a profit.

European Roulette Bonuses and Promotions

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Read our European Roulette FAQs

  1. How is European Roulette played?

    It’s easy to start playing. All you have to do is choose your stake, place your wager, and watch the wheel spin. If your bet is correct, you will be paid your winnings.

  2. What is the house edge of European Roulette?

    The house edge of European Roulette is 1.35%. This is a lot lower than many other casino games.

  3. Is European Roulette completely random?

    Yes, it is. All of our games use a verified RNG, which ensures that every European Roulette variant is completely random.

  4. Do many South African players play European Roulette online?

    They do. It’s one of the most popular casino titles on the market.

  5. How does European Roulette differ from French Roulette?

    It’s similar in a lot of ways. However, the main difference is that European Roulette uses the En Prison rule whereas French Roulette uses La Partage.

  6. Can I play European Roulette on my smartphone?

    You can. By using our mobile casino, you can easily play European Roulette on your smartphone.

  7. What are European Roulette odds like for players?

    The European Roulette odds depend on the bet that you want to place. Take a look through our odds and payouts section to learn what odds are on offer.

  8. Is European Roulette considered classic Roulette?

    European Roulette is generally the classic version of the game. It was the first to become widespread at the casinos in Monte Carlo.

  9. How can I play European Roulette for real money?

    Just sign up for an account with Casino.com ZA. Once you do this, you will be able to fund your account and start playing for real money right away.

  10. Can I play European Roulette on my mobile?

    Yes, all you need is a smartphone with a stable internet connection and an active Casino.com account.

We Are Here to Help

Many players will need help when playing European Roulette. That’s why we make it easy to get the support you need. The first way to find extra information is to check the in-game help menu. This will help you to understand the rules and odds that apply to the game.

If this doesn’t give you what you need, you can also use our Customer Support. This operates 24/7 with live chat, phone, and email options. It’s the best on the market.

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