How to play roulette

Rules It is obvious that if we bet our chips on only one number, we have much less winning chance than if we rely on even or red.
However, the earnings are well above. Here is the list of the payoffs:

Straight bets (place a chip on top of the number): the payoff is 35 to 1.
Split bets (placing a chip on the line that separates two numbers): the payoff is 35 to 1.
Street bet (place a chip in the outside line of the row): the payoff is 11 to 1.
Square bet (into the center of four numbers): the payoff is 8 to 1.
Six Line bet (place a chip in between two rows on the outside line): the payoff is 6 to 1.
Dozen bet (1-12 13-24 25-36): the payoff is 2 to 1.
The 1to1 bets (even/odd, red/black, low/high): the payoff is 1 to 1*

* A payoff of 1 to 1 means you profit 1, ie you double you bet.

Did you noticed the 0 slot? Well you can bet on it as a 1to1 number. However the 0 is not part of any other bet and this is why the casino always wins on the long run:

Lets to do some probabilities!

Most American roulette wheels possess a single and double zero slot. There is therefore a total of 36 + 2 numbers.
Thus, if we bet on even, we do not have 50% (18/36) chance to win but 47.4% (18/38) chance.
It's obviously the same for all bets, your winning chances are not equal.
The fewer zeros, the greater your chances to win.
The casino advantage is 1.37% with a French roulette (single zero 1).

Alright, let's play on a free European roulette to test the bets ;)

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