Shown is the standard Roulette layout of an American Roulette table.The European version of the game does not include the double zero (“00″) which was added over the years to increase the house percentage.
Betting begins when the dealer announces, ‘Place your bets’. At the same time, the dealer spins the wheel in one direction and then spins the ball around the outer edge of the wheel IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
When the ball loses velocity and is about THREE ROTATIONS from falling onto the wheel, the dealer waves his/her hand over the layout and announces “No More Bets”.
When the ball lands in a slot on the wheel, THE MARKER is placed on the layout over the number the ball landed on. If there are player chips on that number, the marker is placed on top of the chips. Losing chips are then raked off of the layout starting from the outside bets taking care that you are not removing any winning bets. Winning bets are then payed off according the to proper odds shown below.
The Bets & Payouts
There are two main types of bets on the roulette table, Inside Bets and Outside Bets. Inside bets are placed on the numbers in the center of the layout and pay the most when there is a winner. Outside bets take place around the edge of the layout and win more often but for a lesser amount.
A Straight bet or Straight-Up bet is a bet on any ONE number. The player wins only if the ball lands on this one number. The payout is 35 to 1.
A Split bet is a bet placed on the line between any TWO numbers. This bet wins if the ball lands on either of the two numbers.The payout is 17 to 1.
A Street Bet is placed on the outside line of any row of THREE numbers. The bet wins if any one of the three numbers in that row hits. The payout is 11 to 1.
A Trio Bet is only available at the top of the layout in one of three places: The intersection of the 0,1,2 or the 0,2,00 or the 2,00,3. The payout is the same as a Street at 11 to 1.
A Corner Bet is placed where the lines cross between any FOUR numbers.If any of those four numbers hit, the player is payed off at 8 to 1.
A Five-Number Bet can only be placed in one location…the ‘T’ intersection of the 0,00 street and the 1,2,3 street. The player is payed at 6 to 1 if any of those FIVE numbers come in.
A Six-Line Bet is placed on the outside line between any two Streets. If any of those SIX numbers hit, the player is payed at 5 to 1.
An easy way to remember the payouts for inside bets is to look at the CENTER COLUMN of the layout. With the exception of the Five-Number bet, all of the correct odds are located in this column!
Outside Bets: (the ZERO and DOUBLE ZERO are losers for ALL outside bets)
Column Bets are placed at the bottom of each column in the corresponding square marked 2 to 1, and obviously the bet pays 2 to 1 is any number in that column hits.
Dozens Bets allows the player to bet on a group of 12 number…1-12 or 13-24 or 25-36.A winner is paid off at 2 to 1.
High/Low Bets allow the players to bet on groups of 18 numbers…1-18 and 19-36. A winner is paid off at 1 to 1.
Odd/Even Bets allow the players to split the field between odd numbers and even numbers.If you can’t tell which is which you shouldn’t be dealing (-; A winner is paid off at 1 to 1.
Red/Black Bets allow the players to split the field by the color of the number. Winners are paid at 1 to 1.