Basic Roulette Odds

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Roulette offers many different types of bets which can be confusing if you are a new player. Each bet carries with it its own odds and the payout changes from bet to bet. The type of roulette you play also changes the house edge the casino has for different bets so it is important to understand the roulette variant you play and the odds associated with its betting structure.

European Roulette Odds

Type of bet Bet Other names Payout Odds %
Inside Bet Straight up Bet Single number 35 to 1 1/37 = 2.70%
Inside Bet Split Bet 2 numbers 17 to 1 2/37 = 5.40%
Inside Bet Street Bet 3 numbers, Line 11 to 1 3/37 = 8.10%
Inside Bet Corner Bet 4 numbers, Square 8 to 1 4/37 = 10.81%
Inside bet Line Bet 6 numbers, Double street, 6 line 5 to 1 6/37 = 16.21%
Outside bet Column Bet 1st column / 2nd column / 3rd column 2 to 1 12/37 = 32.43%
Outside bet Dozen Bet 0-12 / 13-24 / 25-36 2 to 1 12/37 = 32.43%
Outside bet Colour Bet Red/ Black 1 to 1 18/37 = 48.64%
Outside bet Even/Odd Bet 1 to 1 18/37 = 48.64%
Outside bet Low/High Bet 1 to 1 18/37 = 48.64%

American Roulette Odds

Type of bet Bet Other names Payout Odds %
Inside Bet Straight up Bet Single number 35 to 1 1/38 = 2.63%
Inside Bet Split Bet 2 numbers 17 to 1 2/38 = 5.26%
Inside Bet Street Bet 3 numbers, Line 11 to 1 3/38 = 7.89%
Inside Bet Corner Bet 4 numbers, Square 8 to 1 4/38 = 10.52%
Inside Bet Basket Bet 5 numbers bet, Top Line, First 5 5 to 1 5/38 = 13.25%
Inside Bet Line Bet 6 numbers, Double street, 6 line 5 to 1 6/38 = 15.78%
Outside Bet Column Bet 1st column / 2nd column / 3rd column 2 to 1 12/38 = 31.57%
Outside Bet Dozen Bet 1-12 / 13-24 / 25-36 2 to 1 12/38 = 31.57%
Outside Bet Colour Bet Red/ Black 1 to 1 18/38 = 47.36%
Outside Bet Even/Odd Bet 1 to 1 18/38 = 47.36%
Outside Bet Low/High Bet 1 to 1 18/38 = 47.36%

As you can see from the tables above European roulette offers better odds than American roulette so it is always advised to opt to play European roulette in online casinos that offer the game.

In fact if you like making Straight Up bets there is no question which roulette type you should prefer as the house edge for straight up bets in American roulette is 5.26% while in European roulette it is 2.70% so it will be wise for you to make your Straight Up bets on European roulette.

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