European Roulette has been around for centuries and continues to be one of the most favored games by gamblers, both beginners and pros. Roulette is even more popular in Europe than it is in America, so there’s no wonder there’s a European counterpart.
This wheel has half the zeros of an American game, there’s no double zero, so the odds are cut in half. Therefore, European roulette has a house advantage of 2% since the zeros reduce any chances that the ball might land on odd or even number, or black or a red number. There’s a better payout with the European game.
- Outside bets typically have smaller payouts but there’s a better chance of winning.
- A snake bet, or a special dozen bet consists of playing the numbers 1, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30, 32, and 34, which some people call a sucker bet since they say the player has to bet a unit on each of these numbers. However, any bet on the table has the same house edge. Not all casinos allow this bet.