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European Roulette

The roulette wheel is one of the most iconic sights in any casino and a game that many people are at least vaguely familiar with. But did you know that there are different types of roulette, and the type you pick could make a difference to how much you win (or lose)?

European Roulette is one of the most popular types of roulette because of it's low house edge and many different types of bets. It's a game that has something for everyone.

Top European Roulette Games

We have many different types of European roulette games at Partycasino. Here are our top ones:

  1. Lightning Roulette
  2. Immersive Roulette
  3. Mega Fire Blaze Roulette
  4. Quantum Roulette
  5. Auto Roulette

How to Play European Roulette

All types of roulette start with the same principle: you make a prediction about where the ball will land and receive a prize if you are correct.

On the European wheel, the roulette numbers run from 1-36, and there is a single green zero pocket which is what provides the house edge.

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You can either try to predict the winning number, or you can place one of the other bets available. This includes betting on a group of numbers, such as red or black, odd or even. Different types of bets carry different odds, which means you could win different amounts. Groups that have more numbers are easier to win and therefore have lower odds and therefore lower pay-outs. 

Bets are grouped into inside and outside bets. Outside bets are easier to win and include bets covering half of the wheel, such as black/red, odd/even or low/high. Other outside bets are a little more challenging but still cover large groups of numbers such as dozen and column, both of which include a third of the numbers on the wheel.

Inside bets are much more difficult, and they include the straight bet, which is the classic bet of picking a single number to win. This is the hardest of them all and carries the highest prize. A split bet involves betting on two neighbouring numbers, while a street involves three consecutive numbers. A double street is exactly what it sounds, a total of six numbers. A corner is another popular inside bet and is made up of four numbers which lie in a square on the betting table. For a more detailed guide, you can visit our how to play roulette page.

What’s Different about European Roulette?

Although the basics of the game are the same, there is a difference between European and American Roulette.

  • European has a single green zero pocket - American Roulette has two.
  • The house edge is 2.70% compared to 5.26% for American Roulette.
  • The layout of numbers on the wheel is different.

With regard to French Roulette, both versions are very similar except French offers La Partage or En Prison moves. This changes the French Roulette house edge to just 1.35%.

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European Roulette Pay-Outs

The amount you win is directly proportional to the amount you bet; prizes are a multiple of the stake you play. You can choose to bet on a high probability outcome which will give you a lower price, or risk a low probability bet for a higher pay-out.

There are many different types of bet, but some of the most common include: 

  • Straight bet (single number) 35:1
  • Combination of two numbers 17:1
  • Combination of three numbers 11:1
  • Combination of four numbers 8:1
  • Combination of five numbers 6:1
  • Combination of six numbers 5:1
  • Dozen 2:1
  • Odds/evens 1:1
  • Red/black 1:1
  • Low/high 1:1

What Are the Chances of Winning?

Due to only having a single zero pocket, the house edge for European Roulette is very competitive compared to American Roulette, with an RTP of 97.3% versus 94.84%. European Roulette also stacks up well compared to other table games such as Live Keno and craps, which are approximately 80% and 83.33%, respectively.

When calculating the chances of winning, it's important to remember that these are an average and that the actual playing experience may be very different. The house edge and RTP are worked out over a very long period of time, while in the short term, players may encounter much greater volatility.


Roulette is a game of chance with no legitimate way to influence the ball or the outcome. However, it is based on mathematical probability, which means you can follow several different roulette strategies to improve your chances of winning. 

You could fill a whole book with the different strategies that it’s possible to try, but one popular option is the D’Alembert method. 

You begin by placing a small bet on a simple bet such as high/low, red/black or odd/even. Each time you lose, bet again but add one to your stake. If you win, deduct won. Providing you play until the ratio of wins to losses is at least 1:1, you’ll always be leaving with a profit. 

Is European Roulette Legit?

European Roulette is one of the oldest casino games played and found universally at both land and online casinos. You should always ensure you are playing at a regulated and licensed casino; this ensures that the games will be fair and you will have a legitimate chance of winning. 

When playing online roulette at a regulated and licensed casino such as us here at PartyCasino, European Roulette is a game that offers a fair shot at the prizes, whether you're using a physical wheel or a random number generator.