The Odds in American Roulette
There are many possible wagers in
roulette and the player can make any number them, each for any amount equal or lower than the maximum
and equal or higher than the minimum. The payoffs depend of the odds
of each wager and both, odds and payoffs are listed in the table below. The letter
in the "Examples" column refer to the positioning of such
example bets as depicted in the figure under the table:
Odds and Payoffs of the American Roulette
Wager 
Nickname 
Examples 
Odds 
Payoff 
Single
Number 
Straight up 
a 
38 to 1 
35+1
to 1 
Two
Numbers 
Split 
b 
38 to 2 
17+1
to 1 
Three
Numbers 
Street 
c 
38 to 3 
11+1
to 1 
Four
Numbers 
Corner 
d 
38 to 4 
8+1
to 1 
Five
Numbers 0, 00, 1, 2, 3 

e 
38 to 5 
6+1
to 1 
Six
Numbers 

f 
38 to 6 
5+1
to 1 
Twelve
Numbers 
Dozen 
g 
38 to 12 
2+1
to 1 
Twelve
Numbers 
Column 
h 
38 to 12 
2+1
to 1 
Red
or Black 

i 
38 to 18 
1+1
to 1 
Odd
or Even 

j 
38 to 18 
1+1
to 1 
Numbers
118 or 1936 
Eighteen 
k 
38 to 18 
1+1
to 1 
Some examples of the positioning of chips in
the table of American roulette:
