Roulette Odds and Payouts

This page explains the various roulette odds and bets for both American double zero and European single zero roulette. Below is a quick reference chart:

Bet Payout European Roulette Odds (Chance of Winning) American Roulette Odds (Chance of Winning)
Reds / Blacks (colour) 1:1 48.65% 47.37%
Evens / Odds 1:1 48.65% 47.37%
Lows / Highs (1-18 / 19-36) 1:1 48.65% 47.37%
Dozens 2:1 32.43% 31.58%
Columns 2:1 32.43% 31.58%
6 Numbers (6 line) 5:1 16.22% 15.79%
5 Numbers (top line) 6:1 13.16%
4 Numbers (square) 8:1 10.81% 10.53%
3 Numbers (street) 11:1 8.11% 7.89%
2 Numbers (split) 17:1 5.41% 5.26%
1 Number (straight) 35:1 2.70% 2.63%
Examples:1:1 payout means you receive 1 chip PLUS your original bet

5:1 payout means you receive 5 chips PLUS your original bet

Where the Chips are Placed:

 

Colour bets

Colours

Payout 1:1 (If you win, you are paid back your original bet PLUS 1 unit)

 

Odds and Evens

Evens / Odds

Payout 1:1 (If you win, you are paid back your original bet PLUS 1 unit)

 

Highs and lows

Lows / Highs (1-18 / 19-36)

Payout 1:1 (If you win, you are paid back your original bet PLUS 1 unit)

 

Dozens

Dozens

Payout 2:1 (If you win, you are paid back your original bet PLUS 2 units)

 

Columns

Columns

Payout 2:1 (If you win, you are paid back your original bet PLUS 2 units)

 

5 Numbers Top Line

5 Number (American 00 roulette only)

Payout 6:1 (If you win, you are paid back your original bet PLUS 6 units)

 

Square 4 numbers

4 Numbers (square)

Payout 8:1 (If you win, you are paid back your original bet PLUS 8 units)

 

Street 3 numbers

3 Numbers (street)

Payout 11:1 (If you win, you are paid back your original bet PLUS 11 units)

 

Split 2 numbers

2 Numbers (split)

Payout 17:1 (If you win, you are paid back your original bet PLUS 17 units)

 

Straight 1 number

1 Number (straight)

Payout 35:1 (If you win, you are paid back your original bet PLUS 35 units)

 

Suggestions and Betting Advice

The two main types of bets are inside and outside bets. The inside bets can be used to represent specific areas around the roulette wheel, whereas outside bets represent deliberately randomized sections of the wheel.

Typically the maximum bet limit is much higher for outside bets than it is for inside bets. This is for a few reasons. Firstly, outside bets are guaranteed to lose in the long term, so casinos want you to bet big. Inside bets can represent specific sectors of the roulette wheel, and all roulette system or technique that legtimate beat roulette in the long-term are based on bets on wheel sectors.

 

General Tips

See roulette tips and free roulette system that works for much more detailed professional advice. But below are basic tips specifically regarding bets and the table:

  • Play on European Single 0 wheels where possible: The house edge is double on the American 00 wheel. In other words, you have a much better chance of profiting on European single 0 wheels.
  • Consider the frequency at which wins will occur, so you don’t make bets that may take you hours to have a win: For example, if you are playing for fun and bet on a single number, you can expect to win on 1 in 35 spins. This is about an hour of play and it will be tedious if you are only playing for fun. You could of course bet on many individual numnbers, but this can be costly if your numbers don’t spin.
  • Consider the time of day when you play: during peak periods, the wheel may spin as infrequently as once every 5 minutes. This can detract from the fun of playing.