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 1-18 or 19-36 Eighteen k 38 to 18 1+1  to 1

Some examples of the positioning of chips in the table of American roulette:

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