Double zero roulette payouts and odds
American Roulette was invented at the beginning of the XIX century in the United States, where local casino owners added an extra zero to the European roulette. This was done to increase the profit percentage derived from this game. Since then the American version has been called a double zero roulette and it has not 27, but 38 sectors with numbers on its wheel. Nowadays this roulette is a rare find in real gambling establishments, however, its online version is quite popular and can be found almost at any online casino, including Betvoyager.com.
Which American roulette bets have the best odds?
Before starting to play, one should thoroughly examine all the possible bet options, as well as American roulette payouts. Traditionally, there are both outside and inside bets. They can be made simultaneously and can be combined with each other. Outside bets are deemed to be less risky, but rarely bring a big profit, inside ones, on the contrary, are risky but in case of a win they are the ones to make a gambler rich.
There are 5 main types of outside bets. Firstly, bets on Red or Black and Even or Odd. It is these bets that give the player the best American roulette odds. However, the about for them is quite low - only one to one. Second, you can place chips on High or Low numbers, that is, the groups of numbers from 1 to 18 or from 19 to 36. The payout here is also 1:1.
Amongst the outside bets are also those with payouts of 2:1. These are the Column Bet и Dozen Bet, i.e. groups consisting of twelve numbers. However, they don’t include 0 and 00. If, on any outside bet the winning number is zero, the gambler loses.
Inside bets are bets placed on certain numbers (one or more at a time). You can place a Straight Up bet on a single number. If luck strikes, such a bet can bring an amazing profit, with a payout coefficient of 35:1.
Apart from that, American roulette neighbour bets can also be made:
- Split Bet – bet on two numbers. There are 57 possible combinations for this bet. Payout is 17:1.
- Street Bet – bet on three numbers – only has 12 combinations. Its payout is 11:1.
- Corner Bet or quad – is a bet on four numbers. There are 22 combinations, and the winning coefficient is 8:1.
- Five Number Bet – bets on five numbers at once – only one combination with a payout of 6:1.
- Another way of placing neighbour bets – Line Bet. Chips are placed on any two rows of three numbers which are next to each other. The payout is 5:1
Having examined all the possible bets and double zero roulette payout, a gambler can come up with the best game strategy. Based on this, he can make "safe" bets that will bring him a small, but steady income, or take the risk in hope of getting a big win.