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“What’s the difference between an
American roulette and a European
wheel?” An American roulette
wheel has an extra slot; 00. A
wheel has the numbers 1-36, plus
a slot for zero. This extra slot on the
American wheel means that the odds of
winning are slightly worse on an American
The game of Roulette is played by
spinning a small ball on a round wheel with
thirty-eight numbered slots (Sometimes 37).
Online American or European roulette table image
When the wheel stops, the ball comes to rest in one of these slots. The object of
Roulette is to correctly predict the slot in which the ball will land. By predicting the
right number, you earn a payoff on your bet. The size of the payoff depends on
how the bet was placed.
To place a bet in

Roulette, start by placing your chips on the table . Depending
on where you choose to place your chips, you can “cover” (bet on) anywhere from
one to eighteen numbers with a single bet.
You can place nine different kinds of bets on the

Roulette table. Each type of bet
covers a certain range of numbers, and each type has its own payoff rate. The
short lines of three numbers each are called rows on the board, while the longer
lines, each holding twelve, are called columns. The first six types of bets are all
made on the numbered space or on the lines between them and are called inside
bets, while the last three types are made on the special boxes below and to the
right of the board and are called outside bets. These bets are tabulated below:
Bet Type

Straight Up Place your chips directly on any single number (including zero and
Split Bet Place your chips on the line between any two numbers.
Street Bet Place your chips at the end of any row of numbers. A street bet covers
three numbers.
Corner Bet Place your chips at the corner where four numbers meet. All four
numbers are covered.
Five Bet This bet can be made in only one place and covers five number: zero,
double zero, one, two and three.
Line Bet Place your chips at the end of two rows at the intersection between them.
A line bet covers all the numbers in either row, for a total of six.
Column Bet Placing a chip in one of the boxes marked “2 to 1” at the end of the
columns covers all the numbers in that column, a total of twelve. (Neither the zero
nor the double zero are covered by any of the columns).
Dozen Bet Placing a chip in one of the three boxes marked “1st 12,” “2nd 12,” or
“3rd 12” covers those twelve numbers.
Red/Black, Even/Odd, 1 to 18/19 to 36 A chip placed in one of the six boxes at
the bottom of the board covers the half of the board described in that box. (The
zero and double zero are not covered by any of these boxes.) Each box covers
eighteen numbers.
Once a spin is complete, the winning number will be noted on the table with a
marker. Winning bets will have a “W” chip placed on top of them.

When the ball lands on “zero” or “double zero”, wagers on red, black, odd, even, 1
to 18, and 19 to 36 are not entirely lost. Instead, each player having made such a
bet will lose only half of the original amount bet. For example, if a player places a
bet of $10 on red and a double zero is rolled, the player will lose $5 and be able to
remove the other $5 from the table.


Bet and Payoff: 

1 Number                   35 to 1
2 Numbers                 17 to 1
3 Numbers                 11 to 1
4 Numbers                 8 to 1
5 Numbers                 6 to 1
6 Numbers                 5 to 1
12 Numbers               2 to 1
18 Numbers               1 to 1
Please also note the zero and double-zero rule above. In

European Roulette,
where there is no Double-Zero, there is no halving of lost bets when the ball lands
in zero.
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