Roulette

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It is hard to envision a casino without a roulette table and roulette is an extremely popular game around the world. There are three main types of roulette, plus a long row of novelty games, including roulette games with several wheels and roulette games that incorporates a deck of cards into the game.

The three main types of roulette are European roulette, French roulette and American roulette. European and French roulette use wheels with 37 slots, while the American roulette wheel has 38 slots for the ball to drop into. The extra slot on the American wheel is used for the double-zero (00).

The three most famous roulette bets are arguably the straight bet (bet on a single number), the black or red bet, and the odd or even bet, but there are many other bets available. In essence, all these other bets gives you the opportunity to split your wager over several numbers. Instead of placing your $10 chip on a specific number, you can for instance do a dozen bet and spread your bet over 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36.

Exactly which bets that will be available to you depends on the individual roulette table, but if you recognize the inside and outside bets listed below you will have a firm base to stand on and probably find it easy to adapt your betting to the rules of various roulette tables.

Examples of Inside Bets

Straight Bet

You place your entire wager on a single number. The chip is placed on top of the number on the roulette table. If you win, the payout is 35:1.

Split Be

Your wager is split over two numbers. The chip is placed on the line between the two numbers on the roulette table. If you win, the payout is 17:1.

Street Bet / Line Bet

Your wager is split over all the numbers in the street / line that you picked. Your chip is placed on the vertical line the runs between the inside betting area and the outside betting area. If you win, the payout is 11:1.

Corner Bet / Quad Bet

Your wager is split over four numbers. The chip is placed over the four corners of the four numbers. If you win, the payout is 8:1.

Basket Bet

A basket bet is a wager on the low numbers: 0, 1, 2 and 3. (On an American roulette table, 00 is included as well.) The payout is 6:1.

Double Street

Your wager is split over six numbers (two streets). Your chip is placed on the vertical line the runs between the inside betting area and the outside betting area, and will straddle the row above or below to show that it is a double street bet and not an ordinary street bet. If you win, the payout is 5:1.

Examples of Outside Bets

Dozens

Your wager is split over twelve consecutive numbers: 1-12 or 13-24 or 25-36. Your chip is placed in the box that corresponds to your chosen dozen on the roulette table (1st dozen, 2nd dozen or 3rd dozen.) If you win, the payout is 2:1.

Column

Your wager is split over twelve numbers in one of the three vertical columns on the roulette table. Your chip is placed on your chosen column. If you win, the payout is 2:1.

Halves

Your wager is split over half of the available numbers on the roulette table; either 1-18 or 19-36. (0 and 00 are not included in this bet.) If you win, the payout is 1:1.

Red or Black

Your wager is split over 18 numbers. Your chip is placed in the red box or in the black box on the roulette table. If you win, the payout is 1:1.

0 and 00 are green, which means that both red and black wagers are lost when the ball lands on 0 or 00.

Odd or Even

Your wager is split over 18 numbers. Your chip is placed in the odd box or in the even box on the roulette table. If you win, the payout is 1:1.

0 and 00 are not considered odd or even, which means that both odd and even wagers are lost when the ball lands on 0 or 00.