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European Roulette

Learn what makes the European version unique from its American Cousin.

What's the difference?

The main distinction to European Roulette is that the table layout (and the corresponding wheel slots) only feature a single zero, while American Roulette features a double zero. Since there’s one less number or slot on the European wheel, the odds of hitting any one number are increased – a 1 in 37 chance, compared to 1 in 38 for the American version.

The difference of one number might not seem like a lot, but it significantly lowers the house edge: 2.7% compared to American Roulette’s 5.26%. Statistically, that’s a better deal for the player side of things over the long term, but the change to the house edge doesn’t impact the outcome of any individual bet.

TIP

In European Roulette, the TOP line bet pays 8 to 1, compared to American Roulette’s 6 to 1.

A European roulette table vs. an American roulette table.