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For hundreds of years, roulette has been one of the principal pastimes in the casino gaming industry. “Little Wheel”, as it was first known in France, is a core game in land-based casinos and online casinos like Wildz. Roulette has kept gamers like yourself entertained and thrilled for centuries.

Here at Wildz Casino, you may have noticed that we offer many different Online Roulette games and formats, including European roulette. Whether you’re playing in our state-of-the-art live casino or checking out our digital games, the European variant is one that you’ll come across frequently.

European roulette is one of the oldest variants – many historians even believe it’s the closest to how the game was played originally. Like all other forms of roulette, you’ll place bets on different numbers, combinations or propositions. However, there’s a fundamental difference between European Roulette and other variants that makes it a firm favorite with players. Let’s dive in below.

European Roulette rules

Whether you’ve never played roulette before or if you have lots of experience playing other variants, you’ll find European – or single zero – roulette very easy to play. In land-based casinos, European roulette is played using a physical 37-number wheel, ball, and board, and you’ll find those same items replicated in the Wildz online casino.

To play online single zero roulette, you simply decide which type of bet you’d like to make and ‘place’ your wagers on the virtual table. There are three different categories of bets that you can make when playing European roulette at Wildz, these are:

  • Numbered Bet – a bet placed on either an individual number or range of numbers
  • Colored Bet – a bet placed either on red or black
  • Odd or Even Bet – a bet placed on whether the ball will land on an odd or even number

Of course, there are multiple types of wagers available within these three bet categories, which can be further classified as Inside Bets or Outside Bets.

Inside bets include single number or straight-up bets; split bets, which are placed on the line between two numbers; street bets that cover three numbers in a row; corner bets, placed on four numbers; and line bets, which cover six numbers on a street.

Outside bets, meanwhile, include red or black wagers; odd or even wagers; 1-18 or 19-36 bets; which are placed on the numbered boxes; dozen bets on boxes 1st12, 2nd12 or 3rd12; and column bets on any of the three boxes marked “2 to 1”

How does a European Roulette wheel differ?

When you’re playing online roulette at Wildz, you might notice that the European wheel looks slightly different to the American wheel. This is because European roulette is a single-zero variant, meaning it only has 37 pockets: a green pocket representing zero and 36 red or black numbered pockets. The difference in the wheels between the two variants has a significant impact on the house edge.

What’s the casino house edge of European Roulette vs American?

If you’re new to playing roulette at an online casino like Wildz, you may wonder what the differences in house edge are between European and American roulette. The term House Edge refers to the average gross profit that a casino makes on a game, while the return to player (RTP) value is the average amount that’s awarded to a player in the event of a successful wager.

In European roulette, the house edge is significantly lower. Because there are only 37 pockets on the wheel, the average house edge of the single-zero roulette games you’ll find at Wildz is just 2.7%. In comparison, American roulette variants feature a house edge of 5.26%.


How is European Roulette different from American?

The American Roulette wheel has an extra 00. In European Roulette, the numbers on the wheel are in a different order, and there is no 00 segment, only a single green zero.

What's the house edge of European Roulette?

The house edge in European Roulette is 2.7%, lower than the American, which is 5.26%.

How do you play European Roulette?

Players place their bets on a numbered layout on the table. A ball is then spun on a wheel with 37 pockets, and you win if the ball lands on the number(s) you've placed your bet on.

What is the best bet in European Roulette?

The best odds in Roulette are outside bets on either even or odd, red or black or numbers 1-18 or 19-36. Each of these bets has a 1:1 payout.

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