Roulette is probably one of the easiest casino games that any player can get their hands on. Regardless if you are a total newbie or an expert at that, there really isn’t any big difference in the level of playing. As what we mentioned here before, playing roulette online for fun or for a living would only need you to know how to place your bets on the roulette table. Unlike blackjack or poker, there really isn’t much you can do once that little wheel starts spinning and the ball bouncing. In short, roulette is a perfect example of a game of chance.
Despite the precarious nature of the game it is still imperative for players to know roulette payouts and odds. This is important as the knowledge of this matter could greatly determine your success or failure in the game. This could also help you decide which roulette wheel you should look for the next time you play at your favourite online casino website.
In this comprehensive table below, we take a look at the kind of bet you can make as well as its respective odds and payouts in either a European roulette wheel or an American roulette wheel variant.
|Bet||Payout||Player’s Odd to Win: European Roulette||Player’s Odd to Win: American Roulette|
|Straight (1 number)||35:1||2.70%||2.63%|
|Split (2 numbers)||17:1||5.41%||5.26%|
|Street (3 numbers)||11:1||8.11%||7.89%|
|Square (4 numbers)||8:1||10.81%||10.53%|
|Top Line (5 numbers)||6:1||–||13.16%|
|6 Line (6 numbers||5:1||16.22%||15.79%|
|Lows/Highs (#s 1-18 / 19-36)||1:1||48.65%||47.37%|
Roulette BET Types:
Basically, there are two types of bets that a player can make: inside and outside bet. As each of the name suggests, these bets are made to where the player actually place his/her chips on the roulette table.
- Six Line/Double Street
- Basket/First Four
- Top Line/Five Number
As indicated in the table, these are the roulette payouts:
- 35:1 – player gets back original bet + 35 units
- 17:1 – player gets back original bet + 17 units
- 11: 1 – bet + 11 units
- 8:1 – bet + 8 units
- 6:1 – bet + 6 units
- 2:1 – bet + 2 units
- 1:1 – bet + 1 unit
Odds, in roulette, are tackled in terms of the House Edge – or the house. Roulette house edge is simply the advantage an online casino has over the player. The house in a European roulette has an edge of 2.70% (1/38), while in the American variant, it can get doubled at 5.26% (2/38). A more detailed discussion on roulette house edge can be found here.
The huge difference between the two edges is owed to the American roulette wheel’s double zero on top of the 36 numbers plus the single zero (38 in all). The European roulette wheel only has a single zero so the odds are much better for the player.