The Roulette Odds

The most important thing each gambler must know playing any game is his or her chances to win. At roulette winning odds depend both on the wheel (European or American) and type of the bet. In fact, it is very easy to calculate odds in roulette and it is even much easier than can seem with the help of the special odds chart provided at this page. Odds chart will help to calculate your winning odds and decide what bets are correct in different gaming situations.

As it has been mentioned, the roulette odds depend on the wheel the player chooses to play at. American roulette has lower odds than European one because of an extra 00 (double zero) pocket for ball landing. Thus American wheel features 38 pockets, and European - 37. When the player places bet on a single number at American roulette the house edge is 5.3% and at European roulette it is 2.7%. Roulette is completely a game of chance and there is no any regularity in ball landing, that's why in general the odds are not high.

To learn more about roulette odds for different bets use the chart below.

Bets Payout  Roulette Odds
Red 1 to 1 46.37%
Black 1 to 1 46.37%
Even 1 to 1 46.37%
Odd 1 to 1 46.37%
1 to 18 1 to 1 46.37%
19 to 36 1 to 1 46.37%
1 to 12 2 to 1 31.58%
13 to 24 2 to 1 31.58%
25 to 36 2 to 1 31.58%
Any one number 35 to 1 2.63%
Two number combo 17 to 1 5.26%
Three number combo 11 to 1 7.89%
Four number combo 8 to 1 10.53%
Six number combo 5 to 1 15.79%
0, 00, 1, 2, 3 combo 6 to 1 13.16%

So, as the payout for one number bet in roulette is 35 to 1 and there is low probability of that number to appear even in 38 spins the house edge is quite high. In such way the casinos make money.

This chart demonstrates the odds for American roulette, and every time you play European roulette remember that it provides higher odds for players. Now let's move to roulette tips and strategy that are also very important for those who want to play roulette smartly.