European Roulette Rules


The game of European Roulette is played by spinning a small ball on a round wheel with thirty-seven numbered slots. When the wheel stops, the ball comes to rest in one of these slots. The object of European Roulette is to correctly predict the slot in which the ball will land. By predicting the right number, you earn a payoff on your bet. The size of the payoff depends on how the bet was placed.

How to Play:

Betting: Your chips are stacked by denomination ($1, $5, $25, $100, $500). Select the amount you would like to wager on a given roll(s) by clicking the left mouse button on the chip of that denomination. This activates that specific chip denomination.

Next, place your bet on the Roulette table by clicking on a bet field. To specify a bet that does not equal to an existing chip denomination, simply click on another chip denomination after placing your previous chip on the table. For example, to bet $30, click on the $25 chip and place it on the table then click on the $5 chip and place it on top of the $25 chip.

To place a bet in European Roulette, place your chips on the table as described above. Depending on where you choose to place your chips, you can “cover” (bet on) anywhere from one to eighteen numbers with a single bet.

You can spin the roulette wheel by pressing the “Spin” button. The history of the previous winning numbers is displayed in a table in all online casinos. There are three different colored numbers in the history table. The Yellow or Black colored numbers (depending on the casino) mean that they belong to the Black set of numbers. The Red colored numbers mean they belong to the Red set of numbers and the Green colored number is ‘0’. The “Pass” button may be used to spin the wheel without putting a bet on the table.

Types of bet: You can place eight different kinds of bets on the European Roulette table. Each type of bet covers a certain range of numbers, and each type has its own payoff rate. The short lines of three numbers each are called rows on the board, while the longer lines, each holding twelve, are called columns. The first five types of bets are all made on the numbered space or on the lines between them and are called inside bets, while the last three types are made on the special boxes below and to the right of the board and are called outside bets. These bets are tabulated below.

Bet Type Explanation
Straight Up Place your chips directly on any single number (including zero).
Split Bet Place your chips on the line between any two numbers. 0-1, 0-2, 0-3 combinations not allowed.
Street Bet Place your chips at the end of any row of numbers. A street bet covers three numbers.
Corner Bet Place your chips at the corner where four numbers meet. All four numbers are covered.
Line Bet Place your chips at the end of two rows at the intersection between them. A line bet covers all the numbers in either row, for a total of six.
Column Bet Placing a chip in one of the boxes at the end of the columns covers all the numbers in that column, a total of twelve. (The zero is not covered by any of the columns).
Dozen Bet Placing a chip in the box marked 12P covers numbers 1 to 12, 12M covers numbers 13 to 24, 12D covers numbers 25 to 36.
Red/Black,
Even/Odd,
Low/High
A chip placed in one of these six boxes covers the half of the board described in that box. (The zero is not covered by any of these boxes.) Each box covers eighteen numbers. Low covers numbers 1 to 18. High covers numbers 19 to 36.

There are two other types of bets available to players.

Racetrack bets: (also known as horseshoe bets). These are placed by clicking on a specific number in the racetrack, as shown below. Each bet involves 5 chips. One chip is placed on the number that the user clicks on and one chip on each of the 2 numbers on either side of the number that the user clicked on, and one chip on each of the 2 numbers beside those numbers.

Example: 

Action: The user clicks on the ’33’ spot in the racetrack with the $5 chip cursor.

Result: A $5 chip is placed on each of the following numbers in the main number grid on number bet. 20′, ‘1’, ’33’, ’16’, and ’24’. Each of these bets acts like a normal straight-up one number bet.

The other type of bet available to players is accessed by clicking on the SPECIAL BETS button at the bottom of the screen. A menu of the different bets will appear.

SPECIAL BETS all involve placing multiple chips in specific positions on the table simply by selecting one type of bet from a list. Names and definitions for these bets are identified in the table below. One chip is assigned per bet position unless specified otherwise.

Zero Rule
Wagers on red, black, even, odd, low, and high shall be lost if the roulette ball comes to rest in the compartment marked zero (0).

Payoffs:

Bet Payoff
1 Number 35 to 1
2 Numbers 17 to 1
3 Numbers 11 to 1
4 Numbers 8 to 1
5 Numbers 5 to 1
12 Numbers 2 to 1
18 Numbers 1 to 1

Please also note the zero rule above.

Betting limits:

It depends on the casino.