Why European Roulette is the Best Form of Roulette
If only casino games had signs that read: Play Me. I Hand Out More Payouts. If this was the case, European Roulette would get a lot more action than its American counterpart.
When it comes to betting on a single number, the more numbers on a roulette wheel, the lower the probability of a win. This is the key difference between American and European roulette. The European wheel has the numbers 1 to 36 and a 0 (37 numbers total). If you divide 1 by 37 then multiply by 100, you’ll see that the house edge is 2.70% compared to the American wheel, which has a 5.26% house edge.
Not only does European Roulette offer a better player edge, the Classic variant offers exotic French bets in addition to the standard ones. Toss some chips on the Tiers du Cylindre. When looking at the wheel, this 12-number bet covers the numbers 27 to 33. Looking to bet on the numbers that surround the zero on the wheel? Bet on Voisins du Zéro. This bet covers the following numbers:
22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 2, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25
To cover all 17 numbers for Voisins du Zéro, you need nine chips. Out of all the French bets, this one covers the most ground and offers the highest chance of success (45.9%). It’s a much bigger bet than the third French bet: the Orphelins.
Orphelins is French for orphans. They comprise the remaining numbers not covered by Tiers du Cylindre and Voisins du Zéro. The numbers are:
1, 20, 14, 31, 9, 17, 34, 6
You need only five chips to cover these numbers on the board, and the chance of success is a healthy 24.3%.
Once you’ve decided which bets fit your gambling style and staked a wager, spin that virtual wheel with the confidence of knowing that you’re playing the roulette variant that hands out more payouts.