How to play European Roulette


Roulette as we know it is a game of chance that originated in Europe in 18th century France. History teaches us that the ancient Romans used to bet an overturned cart wheel with an arrow indicating signs traced on the ground, where the arrow stopped and indicated the winning number (from one to 10). The ancient Greeks spun a shield. The precise origin, however, is unknown to us. Ancient Italian games already bet on 36 numbers but roulette was indicated for the first time in writings only in 1716 in a Bordeaux diary.


It is a game in which a disc divided into 37 sectors numbered from 0 to 36, alternately red and black, zero and green, rotates thanks to a push from the croupier who then throws a ball at it (generally in the opposite direction to that of the roulette spin) heavy, in teflon or resin (once it was precious in ivory) and which must fall into a number.

The fall determines the winning number.

The direction of rotation of the wheel is alternated on alternate laps, and the next lap the ball is made to start from the winning number of the previous game. The house has a statistical edge of almost 3% with European roulette. The game combinations are different, you can bet a plein (a dry number) which wins 35 times the amount bet, a cheval (pair of numbers - they win 17 times). You can play a carré(from the French name, a quatrain, you win 8 times) or a Simple (sextuplet, you win 5 times). You have more chances with Douzine or (dozen) or a Colonne (an entire column) in which, however, you win respectively only 2 times the amount bet. There are simple bets that are called Chances Simples which, in case of victory, return the staked amount only once and are

  • Even or odd
  • Red and black
  • Manque or passe or the numbers from 1 to 18 or from 19 to 36

There are coded game systems with strange names, the numbers close to zero are the game zero (there are 17 numbers to the right and left) and can be played with 9 chips. The 5/8 series called "tiers" is made up of 12 numbers and then there are the orphans, which are the 8 numbers left out of the two previous series, so called precisely because they are not wanted in the most important systems (in terms of number of playable numbers ). Famous bet used among Italian players is the Nassa, like the orphans, 5 chips are used, they cover the 8 numbers close to 0. At the beginning of the game, each player will choose a color of chips to use for the duration of the session, so that it is recognizable. Every winning bet (in online roulette) is returned to the account directly according to a paytable published on each online casino site (similar to real casino amounts) and is recognized directly by a software.