How to Play
The game is very simple to play. Below the spinning wheel, you can see the main betting area and all you need to do is drop your chips onto the relevant section before clicking on ‘Spin’. The ball is then released and will gradually come to a stop within the wheel.
In order to expand the betting options, the wheel’s numbers are coloured red and black, except for zero, which is green. You will notice that the numbers do not go sequentially around the wheel. This has been done to expand the available betting options. You can bet on individual numbers and groups of numbers. There are two types of groups, groups that are formed by the layout of the wheel and betting area, and groups of numbers that share certain characteristics.
Thanks to this, there are numerous types of bet in Roulette and if you want to maximise your chances then you should understand them all. The main types of bets can all be placed with just one chip. They are split into inside and outside bets. The inside bets are:
- Straight Up – A bet on an individual number
- Split – A bet on two adjacent numbers on the betting area
- Street – A bet on a row of three numbers on the betting area
- Corner – A bet on four numbers that form a square on the betting area
- Line – A bet on two streets covering six numbers
- Trio – A bet on three numbers including 0
The outside bets are:
- Column Bet – A bet on a column of 12 numbers on the betting area
- Dozen Bet – A bet on a set of 12 numbers, 1 – 12, 13 – 24 or 25 – 36
- Red/Black – A bet on all the red or all the black numbers
- Even/Odd – A bet on all the even or all the odd numbers
- Low/High Bet: A bet on whether the ball will land on a low or high number (1 – 18 or 19 – 36).
European Roulette offers the standard Roulette payouts. Straight Up bets pay 35:1, Split bets pay 17:1, Street bets pay 11:1, Corner bets pay 8:1, Line bets pay 5:1, Column and Dozen bets pay 2:1, and Red/Black, Even/Odd, and 1-18/19-36 pay 1:1.
There are many special features that will enhance your experience. The first is the racetrack betting area. This is used to place common betting patterns that involve multiple chips, such as the Tiers Du Cylindre, Les Orphelins, and Les Voisins Du Zero, all which are explained in the game’s rules. You can also use the racetrack to place neighbour bets, which is a bet on a number and its immediate neighbours on the wheel (you can customise how many neighbouring numbers).
Those interested in statistics can view hot and cold numbers on the wheel, i.e. those numbers that hit most and least frequency. You can also see a breakdown of previous rounds, such as what percentage of spins have produced red/black/even/odd/1-18/19-36 numbers and more.
If you regularly place the same betting patterns, then you can save them under favourite bets. This will save you having to reposition the chips with each round. In addition, there are numerous shortcut buttons to speed up play, such as Double to double the bet, and auto play functionality.
Microgaming’s European Roulette game has an elegant design. It takes place on a green felt table and the 3D spinning wheel is beautifully rendered. The chips are along the bottom of the table and can be placed just by clicking on the relevant areas. There is also a settings menu where you can adjust the sound effects and automatic betting options.