American Roulette

The American Roulette wheel is the most notable difference. With a pocket for the 0 and also a 00, the American version has a higher house advantage at 5.26%. Another interesting difference is that the numbers on the American roulette wheel are placed in pairs opposite to each other while the European numbers are spaced randomly along the wheel. There are several rules in the European version also, for example the “La Partage” and “en prison” rules that are not typically played in the American game.

For that, the American version of roulette is very simple to understand. The wheel has pockets for black and red numbers 0-36 and the 00 is special to note. The betting table layout is quite straightforward and easy to place your bet on either an inside or outside bet.

These bets are the even or odd bets, black or red, dozens, columns, the 1-18 or 19-36 spaces on the layout. Inside bets are a bit more varied but not too complicated. You can choose a single number or a combination of numbers. Place your bet on the single number, or on a line between numbers that you choose  your bet on the single number, or on a line between numbers that you choose.

Types Of Bets In American Roulette

Inside Bets

1.Straight-Up Bet : A bet covering a single number that pays out at 35-1.

straight up bet american roulette

2. Split : A bet covering any two adjacent numbers on the layout that pays 17-1.

split bet american roulette

3.Street: A bet that covers a row of three numbers, paying out 11-1.S

american roulette street bet

4.Corner: A bet covering a “square” of four numbers that pays 8-1.

american roulette corner bet

5. Six-Line: A bet covering two consecutive rows (six numbers in total) which pays out at 5-1.

american roulette sucker bet

6. Top Line: A bet that covers the 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3, which pays 6-1.

american roulette line bet

Outside Bets

1.Column Bets : These bets cover a column of 12 numbers, and pay out at 2-1 odds.

american roulette columns bet

2. Dozen Bets : These bets cover 12 consecutive numbers (such as 1-12 or 13-24), and also pay out at 2-1.

american roulette dozens bet

3.Odd/Even : These bets cover the appropriate 18 numbers, and pay out at even money.

american roulette even odd bet

4.Red/Black : These bets cover all numbers of the color selected, paying out at even money.

american roulette color bet
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