ROULETTE BETS RULES -:
- Roulette starts with players making bets.
- The croupier (or dealer) throws a ball into the spinning roulette wheel. Players can still makes bets within the process.
- While the ball is rolling at the roulette wheel, the croupier/dealer announces: “No more bets.”
- At that point players are not allowed making bets
- The ball lands on a number in the roulette wheel. If there are winners who bet the number, section or color, they will be rewarded according of their betting odds.
THE STRAIGHT UP
You bet one or more numbers by placing your bet on that or those numbers on the layout. If your number or one of your numbers should hit you win 35 to 1 on that number. The house edges: American double-zero wheel, 5.26 percent; the European single-zero wheel, 2.70 percent
This bet is placed on more than one number by placing your chip(s) on the line between two numbers. The payoff if either number hits is 17 to 1. The house edges are 5.26 for the American double-zero wheel and 2.70 for the single-zero European wheel.
THE STREET BET, OR THREE NUMBER BET OR “SIDE BET” OR THE TRIO
You’d think with all these titles for the bet that it would pay off at thousands to one. Nope. It is merely a bet on three numbers. You make the bet by placing your chips on the outside border of the three numbers. A winning bet pays off at 11 to1. The house edge on the American double-zero wheel is 5.26 percent and it is 2.70 percent on the single-zero European wheel.
THE FIVE NUMBER BET
Also known as “The Monster” or “The Beast”
This bet is only found on the American double-zero wheels. It incorporates five numbers: the 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3. A winning wager is paid at 6 to 1. The house edge (hold onto your heart) 7.89 percent! If you want to bet those five numbers you are better off just placing a chip or chips on each number and that will bring the house edge back down to 5.26 percent.
Question 1: What is the house edge on roulette?
On a 37 to 1 wager the payback for a winning bet will not be 37 units for 1 unit wagered but 35 units to 1 unit. The house edge on that is 5.26%. On the European wheel the payout will be 35 units to 1 unit instead of 36 units to 1 unit for a house edge of 2.70%.
Question 2: What is the difference between the arrangement of numbers on the wheel and on the betting layout?
The numbers on the layout are done in numerical order, 1 through 36 with the 0 or 00 being at the top of the layout. The numbers are not laid out that way on the wheel. Instead they are staggered, usually on opposite or near opposite sides.
Question 3: Why is the five number bet also called “the beast”?
The five number bet is called “the beast” on the American wheel because the house edge is 7.89% – the highest edge at the game
Question 4: What happens when a casino allows surrender?
If a 0 or 00 hits, half of the even-money bets of red/black, high/low and odd/even are returned to the player. This reduces the house edge in half at the game.
Question 5: What happens when the casino allows en prison?
En prison also reduces the house edge in half. If the 0 hits, the even-money bet is locked up for the next round. If it hits on the next spin the bet is returned to the player; if the opposite proposition happens, the bet is lost. Another 0 and this procedure occurs again.
Question 6: Translated into money what does a 2.70% and a 5.26% house edge actually mean?
The house edge of 2.70% means a player is expected to lose on average 2.7 units of every 100 units he bets.A 5.26% means the player will lose 5.26 units of every 100 units he bets.
Question 7: What is an “inside” bet?
An “inside bet” is any bet directly on the numbers.
Question 8: What is an “outside proposition” bet?
An “outside proposition bet” is any bet on the various propositions that ring the layout including the even-money bets.
Question 9: On even-money bets what is the likelihood of your proposition hitting on the American wheel?
An even-money bet on the American wheel will win 18 times and lose 20 times.
Question 10: On even-money bets what is the likelihood of your proposition hitting on the European wheel?
An even-money bet on the European wheel will win 18 times and lose 19 times.