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Do You Know the Best and Worst Roulette Bets?

Posted on December 14, 2021 by Weston Roberston

The outcome of each spin of the roulette wheel is independent of any other and isn't influenced by prior spins.

Even if you have ten black numbers following ten spins, the prospect of getting red in the next spin is the same as to find black.

As roulette is a game of pure chance, you need to know the odds of the bets and place the ones with the best chance of success

American & European Roulette

The chances in Roulette are extremely easy to calculate.

The wheel is divided into either 37 or 38 slots, depending on if you're playing the European version (single zero), or the American version that has an excess space in the double zero slot.

The zero space(s) represent the house advantage. The home advantage in single zero Roulette is 2.7% and is 5.26% for the double zero game

How to Calculate Roulette Odds

European Single Zero Vs American Double Zero Game

(35 - 36)/37 x 100 = -2.70% Vs (35 - 37)/38 x 100 = -5.26%

Bets to Avoid

The stakes to avoid in this game are probably all single number bets and the five number bet (only found on double zero wheels) since these kinds of bets have the greatest disparity between true odds and real payouts.

Bets to Place

If you're planning to play Roulette, stick with the bets whose odds almost mirror their payouts. All these"even money" bets include betting on Even, Odd, Low (numbers 1 through 18), High (numbers 19 through 36), Red, or Black. All these wagers pay out at one to one.

Roulette Odds: Best Bet on the Table

Try to find a European single-zero wheel that delivers the rule'en prison'

If you make an even money bet and the ball lands on zero, the croupier does not rake in your bet. Instead, your bet is'imprisoned' or held hostage, and you're made to keep it on the table until the next twist. If your bet wins, you can eliminate it in the table.

This wager cuts the house edge on even money bets in half, down to only 1.35%.