Roulette enthusiasts have always tried to solve this riddle. However, the elegance of roulette makes it impossible to gain an edge over the casino while maintaining basic strategy.
Tricks like Romanosky’s roulette strategy have been around for a long time, but offer limited success rates. When it comes to roulette, the best approach is just as easy as the game itself.
Most roulette bets can be divided into two categories. There are the internal, riskier bets, which rely on a smaller set of numbers. Then there are the outside bets, which cover more numbers for a less risky and less rewarding payout. Playing these bets can give you almost even odds which is why they are popular with punters. In this article, we’re going to introduce you to all of the outside bets available and some betting systems that use them.
Bets On Red Or Black
Placing a bet on either of these two options means that you expect the ball to land in a black or red pocket. Assuming you are playing European Roulette, this gives you 48.6% table coverage . Due to the presence of two zeros, the table coverage drops to 47.4% in American Roulette.
Red or black bets are usually placed directly under the 2nd square of 12. The betting field can be represented by a square corresponding to that color, or by letters that spell out Red and Black. The number drawn for this bet combination does not matter; only the color of the pocket has it. The winning of this bet is paid 1: 1, that is, it is an equal amount.
Pari Pair Or Impair
This bet asks you to predict if the number two can divide the number drawn. If the number is divisible by two, it will be even. If it cannot be divided by two, it is odd. The Even or Odd betting boxes are placed on either side of the Red or Black betting boxes. There are 18 odd numbers and 18 even numbers .
As with Red or Black bets, the number zero does not count for both options. This gives them the same table coverage of 48.6% for European Roulette or 47.4% for American Roulette. The payout for this bet is 1: 1.
High Or Low Bets
All numbers except zero can be separated into two categories: low numbers and high numbers! Low numbers are numbers ranging from 1 to 18 , while high numbers are ranging from 19 to 36 .
Likewise, the Dozen bet covers twelve numbers. This time you bet on a set of twelve numbers as they appear on the betting field. The first twelve numbers are covered by box 1 to 12. The second set, made up of the numbers 13 to 24, is covered by the 2nd box of 12. Finally, the numbers 25 to 36 form the third dozen, and are covered. by the 3rd box of 12.
Once again, zeros are excluded from this out bet. This gives them the same table coverage as column bets: 32.4% for European roulette and 31.6% for American roulette. The payout is also the same, ie 2: 1 in case of victory .
Special Features Of French Roulette
As we mentioned in our article comparing the different versions of roulette, French roulette has two rules which are great for players.
With En Prison, your bet remains on the table if a zero is drawn on an even bet. As the name suggests, the bet is basically imprisoned. On the next spin of the wheel, if you win with your initial bet, you get back your initial bet without any additional gain . However, if you lose in the second round, you lose your money as usual.
On the other hand, La Partage does not give you the possibility of recovering your stake. Instead, it gives you back half of your original bet if number zero is drawn. It’s better than a total loss, although we prefer In Prison. In either case, having this rule active decreases the house advantage of the casino. If you’ve ever wondered why these two rules are so hard to come by in online roulette, here’s the answer!