American Roulette wheel has a double-zero slot. The ball circles around the round wheel, which is devided into 38 equally-spaced slots (36 numbers plus 0 and 00). The ball lands randomly in one of the slots (pockets).
Players bet against the House, not agaist one another. The payout depends on the type of bet and the amount of wager.
There are 9 betting types. Each one of them covers a different combination of numbers and has a different payaout table, which is at the end of this section.
Single – 1number
Chips put on a single number including 0 and 00.
Split – 2 numbers
Chips put on the line separating any two adjacent numbers. They can be placed on the line separating 0 and 00; 0 and 1; 2 and 0; 00 and 2; 00 and 3.
Row – 3 numbers
Bet on the first vertical line in a horizontal row of any three numbers. Note that a chip may be placed one 0,1,2 ; 0,00,2 ; 00,2,3.
Corner – 4 numbers
The bet covers four numbers. It is placed on the corner of a group of four numbers.
Top Line – 5 numbers
This bet covers 5 numbers at the top of the grid (0, 00, 1, 2, 3). A chip should be placed on the common line separating all these numbers.
Line – 6 numbers
It covers two Row Bets (six numbers in two adjacent rows, all touching the same line, for example: 4,5,6 + 7,8,9). A chip should be placed on the horizontal line at the left-hand edge of the grid.
There are three boxes on the table layout marked “2 to 1.” By placing a bet on one of them, the player selects 12 numbers in a vertical column that is directly under the betting box (0 and 00 are excluded).
The player may select a group of twelve numbers by placing a bet in the box marked “1st 12”, “2nd 12” or “3rd 12”.
Red or Black, Odd or Even, Low(1-18) or High (19-36)
A bet is place on the left side of the layout table. It covers half of all the numbers aviable excluding 0 and 00. Each betting box covers 18 numbers.
|1 number||Single||35 to 1|
|2 numbers||Split||17 to 1|
|3 numbers||Triple||11 to 1|
|4 numbers||Corner||8 to 1|
|5 numbers||Top Line||6 to 1|
|6 numbers||Line||5 to 1|
|12 numbers||Dozen or Column||2 to 1|
|18 numbers||Red or Black, Odd or Even, Low or High||1 to 1|
Red or Black System
It is a simple game of chosing the right color. Red or Black. Since half of the numbers are red (except 0 and 00) and half are black, this bet gives players a 50% chance of winning. If players were able to predict the outcome every other round, they would break even at the end of the game or lose only two bets on 0 and 00. Keeping that in mind, try this:
Bet on any of the two colors. If you win your place your bet in the same amount again. Let’s call it your minimum bet. Start with $1 (if you can afford it, bet more). If you lose your bet, double it in the next round. If you lost it again, take the loss and start with your minimum bet again. Each time you win, bet you minimum wager in the next round.
Changing colors will not increase your chances of winning. Each color has the same likelihood of turning up. You can use this system when betting on Odd or Even / Low or High.
Five Number System
This strategy is for betting on five numbers with the payout of 35:1. Your’re betting on 5 different numbers, and if any one of them comes up you win. Don’t forget about 0 and 00, which can also be bet on. Many people play their favourite numbers , or numbers that mean something to them like their birthday, or the day they got married :). Select five numbers, all of them have the same chance to come up. Find the table where the minimum bet is $5 and buy 40 one-dollar chips. If you refrain from placing large bets, you’re not bound to lose a lot of money. In this system you hope to hit your numbers in two consecutive rounds. Such winnings can not be frowned upon. Start playing your five numbers. Repeat the bet untill you win. If the ball has landed on one of your numbers, you win 35 chips. Now the game is getting exciting. In the next round place 7 chips on each of your numbers. If you win, your payout is 7 x 35 = $245.00! At this point you can take your money and leave these winnings should cover quite a few futer loses, or you can increase your bet to 20 chips per number. If you’re lucky this time, you’ve got $700 !!!
Regardless of its result, that was your final bet. Smart players know when to quit.