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European Roulette Outside Bets

Outside bets have better odds and are better for longer sessions.

Every experienced roulette player knows that the European variant is easier than American roulette because it has fewer numbers. Unlike the American version, European roulette only has 37 numbers on the wheel, one of which is 0 and has a green slot. The double zero structure of American roulette also means a higher house edge of 5.26% compared to 2.70% for the European variant.

The betting table is pretty much the same, especially for outside bets since these don’t include 0 or 00. Outside bets also have better odds of winning the bet since each one covers a large group of 12 or 18 numbers. The betting options on the table are located on the sides facing the players and these are as follows:

  • 1 to 18, also known as a Manque bet, is a wager placed on the first eighteen numbers.
  • 19 to 36, also known as a Passet bet, is a wager placed on the last eighteen numbers.
  • Red / Black, is a wager placed on the colour of the pocket.
  • Even / Odd, is a wager placed on the winning number being even or odd.
  • Dozen, represents a bet on 12 numbers, with 3 options available: 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36.
  • Column is a bet on the 12 numbers located on any of the three columns.
  • Snake, is a special bet of 12 numbers that covers red numbers on the table in a zigzag pattern, starting with 1 and ending with 34.

The first four types of outside bets have a payout of 1:1 and odds against winning of 19 to 18 in the European version. The outside bets which only cover 12 numbers have a payout of 2:1 with odds against winning of 25 to 12. (Source)