Play Roulette for Real MoneyThere are two types of Roulette Games, American, and European. What is the difference, you may ask? European Roulette has 37 pockets alternating between red and black, and the numbers are 1-36 in no particular order. The last pocket is green, and it is a 0. On the other hand, American Roulette has 38 pockets with the same alteration between red and black, but the numbers are 1-37 in no particular order. However, instead of one green 0, the American version also has a green 00. This extra 00 pocket is a significant difference between the two. With that 00 in American Roulette, the house edge is 5.26%, whereas the European version house edge is only 2.7%.
Player's Guide to Winning at Roulette
- In Roulette, there are outside bets and inside bets. Let's take a look at both.
- Outside Bets
- These are the safest bets to make because they are consistent in payouts, that is, 1:1. Here is what the outside bets look like:
- Red or Black
- Odd or Even number
- Any number from 1-18
- Any number from 19-36
- Inside Bets
- With narrowed odds, the inside bets can offer the largest payouts. Here is what the inside bets look like:
- Straight: Pays 35:1 on one single number.
- Split: Pays 17:1 on two numbers that are next to each other
- Street: Pays 11:1: on a row of 3 consecutive numbers
- Corner: Pays 8:1: on four numbers that form a square on the betting table
- Double Street: Pays 5:1: on two rows of numbers
- Basket: Pays 6:1, on American Roulette only when you bet on the 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 all together
DID YOU KNOW?
- There are two strategies playing Roulette that seem to be quite popular. The first is called the Martingale System. In this system, players can double their bet after every loss. Thus, when players do win, they will get back all of their lost money. The key to this strategy is to play with outside even-money bets.
- The second strategy is called Double-O-Seven, aptly named after James Bond. Begin with 20 betting units. Then, spread all of your betting units over every spot on the board, except for numbers 1-12. This idea is that you might just come out as a big winner if you cover all possible outcomes.