Roulette Odds

roulettelayout Roulette OddsRoulette dealers often attend a dealing school in Las Vegas, Nevada for all of their training.  First thing is first: learn the layout and roulette odds.

Roulette consists of a variety of outside bets that pay either 1 to 1 or 2 to 1 and inside bets that must be quickly totaled and paid in full to a single player. The picture on the left highlights the proper placement of each bet. If the table minimum is $5, each outside bet must be at least $5, but the inside bets must total $5. Therefore, to be a proper bet, a player betting the inside could play $1 on a split, $1 straight up, and $3 on a corner. That would be a proper bet.

The outside bets sit opposite one another. Players may be red or black. They may be odd or even. The final even money bet is high low. All are opposite one another and only one may win. The 2:1 bets are either dozens or columns. The dozens are bets where the winning number is predicted to be 1 through 12 or 13 through 24 or 25 through 36, referred to as the first dozen, second dozen, and third dozen respectively. The column bets are at the bottom of the layout, and are also referred to as the first column, second column, and third column. If either the zero or double zero is spun, all outside bets lose.

Notice the straight up bet is a single number bet, indicated by a chip placed directly on top of the number. A split is a bet positioned between two numbers, betting an equal amount on each number. Should one of the numbers on the split bet hit, the payout is 17:1. A corner bet is placed on the intersection point of four different numbers. If one of the four numbers bet is the number the ball lands on, it is paid 8:1. A street is a three number bet which pays 11:1 if one of the three numbers should be the selected number. A double street is a similar bet to a street. It’s a six number bet and pays 5:1. There is a single opportunity to bet a five number bet. When a chip is placed in a similar location to a double street, however it’s on the 1, 2, 3, 0 and 00, it is a five number bet.

 

Roulette Payouts
Bet
Nickname
Odds
Single Number Straight Up 35 to 1
Two Numbers Split 17 to 1
Three Numbers Street 11 to 1
Four Numbers Corner 8 to 1
Five Numbers —- 6 to 1
Six Numbers Double Street 5 to 1

 

When learning how to deal Roulette, most students can quickly tally corner bets (8:1), street bets (11:1), and double street bets (5:1) without too much thought. However the larger bets, such as the straight up 35:1 bet and the split 17:1 bet require a little more thought. Memorizing the bets for 1 to 10 chips is strongly recommended. Memorizing 1 to 20 chips is optimal.

 

Chips

35:1

17:1

11:1

8:1

6:1

5:1

1

35

17

11

8

6

5

2

70

34

22

16

12

10

3

105

51

33

24

18

15

4

140

68

44

32

24

20

5

175

85

55

40

30

25

6

210

102

66

48

36

30

7

245

119

77

56

42

35

8

280

136

88

64

48

40

9

315

153

99

72

54

45

10

350

170

110

80

60

50

11

385

187

121

88

66

55

12

420

204

132

96

72

60

13

455

221

143

104

78

65

14

490

238

154

112

84

70

15

525

255

165

120

90

75

16

560

272

176

128

96

80

17

595

289

187

136

102

85

18

630

306

198

144

108

90

19

665

323

209

152

114

95

20

700

340

220

160

120

100