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Roulette Payouts – Understanding Before You Play

Roulette has been one of the most popular gambling games since it conception in the 17th century in France. Relatively simple to play with easy rules, roulette, unlike poker, doesn’t require a lot of knowledge or skill to enjoy. But as straightforward as this game is to play, many novices get confused as to the payouts for the different types of bets. This article will explain the more common roulette payouts.

Online roulette has spread this exciting game even further. Along with the software the online casino provides, you can also download and use “roulette companion” applications like Routrack.

Understanding the Roulette Wheel and Layout

Roulette is a game in which a ball is spun around inside a bowl which has a circle of 37 pockets or slots at the bottom. The pockets are numbered 1 through 36 with a single 0. This is called European or “French” roulette. In American roulette, the wheel has 38 slots since an additional number, the double 00 is added. The object of either game is to predict where on the wheel the white ball will land.

Many people think that the numbers are arranged in a haphazard fashion. In actuality the numbers of arranged in an attempt to alternate odd and even numbers, high, low digits along with the red and black colors.

Since there is no way for the wheel to be arranged in a true mathematically balanced way, in the American version the green “0” and “00” slots are placed on opposite sides from each other with exactly 18 numbers between them. Plus to even out high and low numbers, the sum of each two consecutive numbers of the same color must equal 37 and even numbers must alternate with odd numbers. The European numbering sequence is completely different.

On the roulette table is a heavy felt layout with a printed diagram of the rectangular roulette betting scheme. The American version is printed in 2 or 3 colors with a 0 and 00 at one short side with two other betting areas on a singe long side: inside and outside betting areas. The inside area is made of boxes for each individual figure for the numbered pockets on the wheel (1-36).

The outside area has labeled betting boxes for the low or high numbers (1-18, 19-36) also called first eighteen or last eighteen, red or black, odd or even numbers, column bets (represented by the 3 columns of individual numbers) and the 1st 12″, “2nd 12” or “3rd 12” (1-12,13-24, 25-36).

Roulette Payouts: The most common bets

1 to 1 or Even Money Bets
If you bet $10 and win you get $10 profit. You in effect double your money. Includes all bets places on red or black, even vs. odd numbers, first eighteen (any number from 1-18) and second eighteen (19-36).

Roulette Payouts: 2 to 1 or Outside Bets
If you bet $10 and win, you double your
Money wagered on the1st Dozen (1 to 12), 2nd Dozen (13 to 24) and 3rd Dozen (25 to 36).

These 2:1 odds also include column bets. A chip is placed at the bottom of the three roulette columns: 1st Column(1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34), 2nd Column(2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35 ) and 3rd Column (3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36).

Other roulette payouts:
The 0, 00 – pays 35 to 1
Straight up (Any single number) – pays 35 to 1
Row (00 0, 00) – pays 17 to 1
Split any two adjoining numbers vertical or horizontal – pays 17 to 1
Trio (0, 1, 2 or 00, 2, 3) – pays 11 to 1
Street any three numbers horizontal (1, 2, 3 or 4, 5, 6 etc.) – pays 11 to 1
Corner any four adjoining numbers in a block (1, 2, 4, 5 or 17, 18, 20, 21 etc.) – pays 8 to 1
Five Number Bet (0, 00, 1, 2, 3) in American roulette only – pays 6 to 1
Six Line any six numbers from two horizontal rows (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 etc.) -pays 5 to 1.

Now that you understand about roulette payouts, you can bet both online and off with confidence.