European game is one of the most widespread roulette variations of the game at all. Sometimes it is named French roulette making a hash in terms as it appears that there exists original true French version which differs from European one a little.
European wheel peculiarities
European version has a roulette wheel with 37 slots on it which present 36 numbers from 1 to 36 and an extra slot for one zero. That is why European wheel is often called a 'single zero wheel'. All the pockets are red and black coloured in succession with one exception: the slot for single zero has green colour. Because it has only one zero position a lot of players often prefer European game to American roulette.
The whole sense of the game is that players are trying to guess a result of the wheel and a little plastic or ivory ball spins. To put in other way, they make predictions about the slot where this ball will land on.
In order to do this players could stake on a number or their combination, on colour of the winning number (red or black), on odd or even number as anend result of the roulette game set
European table features
European roulette table is designed so it has an inside and outside betting segments where the players are allowed to make their bets. It is worth to mention that each table has its own maximum and minimum limits which are better to know before the game starts. Depending on their choice of strategies gamblers place their bets and croupier or dealer spins the wheel and launches the ball. This is the moment after which players are no allowed to stake or change their choice any more.
There is a great variety of bets in roulette game. They could be divided into two main groups called inside bets and outside bets.
Betting inside means that players stake on a single number or a group of numbers. These group could consists of 2 numbers - split bet, 3 numbers - street bet, 4 numbers - square bet. There is also a line bet which allows you to combine two street bets and in this way to bet on 6 numbers.
The only rule you should be careful is that the total value of your bets is to be not lower than the table's minimum.
Outside bets provide players with more options to stake. Here you can bet on colour (red or black), on odd or even number as well as on high or low numbers. Additionally, players could make a dozen bet which means that they stake whether the number from one of three particular columns hits.The same situation with column bets but here the numbers are grouped into columns.
'En prison" rule
In European roulette the 'En prison" rule is often used which increases its popularity significantly. The matter is that this rule gives an additional advantage for players in the following way: when the ball lands in zero pocket gamblers are allowed to take back a half of their bet or, otherwise, they can retain the bet and go on playing. If this is the case and the ball hits zero again, then the gamblers lose the whole bet.