European Roulette

European Roulette – Game Review

Roulette is a game that has been associated with the gambling world for centuries. The very image of a roulette wheel is enough to cause many people to rush down to the nearest casino to try their luck and play roulette. In fact,  European roulette – the original version of the game – is based solely on luck and gamblers are drawn to it because of the simplicity and easy-to-understand rules.

European Roulette

The first ‘official’ roulette wheel was created in the 17th Century by the French mathematician, Blaise Pascale. The wheel was used as a gambling pastime in casinos across Europe, including the new state of Monaco. Popularity of the game picked up in France and was soon transported over the seas to the North American continent. In the United States, European roulette became the basis for the local version, American roulette.

European roulette is played around a custom roulette table and a wheel. The wheel is divided into 37 slots – the numbers 1 through to 36, and one zero. Players place their bets on the spots on the table that represent their predictions. The objective of European roulette is to predict where the ball will land after the croupier throws it into the spinning wheel, and the wheel eventually comes to a standstill. Winning bets are paid out accordingly.

You can find out much more about European Roulette by reading the detailed description of European roulette at Wikipedia. For more details on the rules and the scoring in baccarat, you can view our European roulette rules page.