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Roulette Winning Odds

Roulette is a very fun, exciting and simple to learn casino game. And since it became available on the internet, its popularity increases every day.

If you have already played this game, you're probably aware of differences between American and European roulette wheel. The first one has two "zero" slots and the second one has only one green zero. And the house edge is accordingly varies between them: American - 5.26% and European - 2.7%. It means that there are better odds if you are playing European variation.

Odds of Winning Roulette

Bet

American
Roulette

European
Roulette

Payout

Straight

37:1

36:1

35:1

Split

18:1

17.5:1

17:1

Street

11.67:1

11.33:1

11:1

Square

8.5:1

8.25:1

8:1

Five Numbers

6.6:1

-

6:11

Six Number Line

5.33:1

5.17:1

5:1

Column

2.17:1

2.08:1

2:1

Dozen

2.17:1

2.08:1

2:1

Even

1.05:1

1.01

1:1

Odd

1.05:1

1.01

1:1

Low (1-18)

1.05:1

1.01

1:1

High (19-36)

1.05:1

1.01

1:1

Red

1.05:1

1.01

1:1

Black

1.05:1

1.01

1:1

Five Number bet is considered to be the worst one to make as the probability of winning this bet is 13.16%;the house edge in this case would be 7.89%. So, it is better to use other bets.

There are also some methods for cutting the house edge as roulette rules called "Surrender" and "En Prison".

"Surrender"

This rule is only possible if a player uses outside bets when playing. These are Odd/Even, Black/Red, Dozen, Column, Low/High and a Snake Bet. If the ball lends on "zero" or "double zero" a player loses one-half of the original bet. The house edge in this case falls to 2.63%.

"En Prison"

The dealer offers this option when the ball lends in "zero". As a result a player's even money bets are held to the next spin. With the help of this rule a player cuts down the house edge to 1.35% and increases his winning chances automatically.