### Roulette table types

First let's get an idea of the roulette table variations. The differences between the different types of tables are not huge, so I will avoid confusing you with details.#### European roulette table

The European roulette table has only one zero (0) and offers better payouts than the American roulette, which has two zeroes (0, 00).European table layout |

#### American roulette table

American table layout |

#### French roulette table

French roulette table layout |

Payout wise the French roulette is the same as the European roulette, since it only has one zero and 37 numbers in total. In some casinos French roulette can be

**than the European type. Some French roulette games offer one of the two following rules, which partially protect the player when "zero" (0) comes:**

*even more advantageous for the player***La Partage rule:**The player loses only half his bet when he has bet Red, Black, High, Low, Odd or Even (Even Chance Bets) and zero (0) has come.**En prison rule:**The player bet stays intact when he has bet Red, Black, High, Low, Odd or Even (Even Chance Bets) and zero (0) has come. The outcome of the next spin will decide if the player wins or loses the bet.

### Best and Worse Roulette Bets

The truth is that in general almost all bets in the roulette table are equal in terms of Average Expectation or simply put Risk/Reward ratio. Keep in mind however these small differentiations:- Single zero roulette is less disadvantageous for the player than European roulette: -2,7% versus -5,4%
- French roulette with special rules can be better than European, if the player bets Red, Black, High, Low, Odd or Even: -1,4% versus 2,7%.

**Top line bet**". That is betting on

**0, 00, 1, 2, 3**. For this wager the player disadvantage in American roulette explodes from -5,6% to an unplayable -7,9%. This is because the casino pays you 6 times your money instead of 6,2 times your money, which is already bad enough with -5,6% disadvantage. Basically you wager 5 numbers for the price of six.

#### Bets and payouts

**Single number**.

Probability 1/37 (European or French) or 1/38 (American). Pays 36 times your money.**Split**/ 2 numbers / any two adjacent numbers in the table layout, like 5-6 or 5-8.

Probability 2/37 (European or French) or 2/38 (American). Pays 18 times your money.**Street**/ 3 numbers any 3 numbers on the same horizontal line in the table, like 10 -11-12.

Probability 3/37 (European or French) or 3/38 (American). Pays 12 times your money.**Corner**or Carre / 4 numbers, any 4 adjacent numbers in the table layout, like 1 - 2 - 4 - 5.

Probability 4/37 (European or French) or 4/38 (American). Pays 9 times your money.**Double-street**/ 6 numbers / any 6 numbers in 2 adjacent streets, like 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 -14 -15.

Probability 6/37 (European or French) or 6/38 (American). Pays 6 times your money.**Dozen**/ 12 numbers / any of the 3 dozens, 1-12 or 13-24 or 25-36.

Probability 12/37 (European or French) or 12/38 (American). Pays 3 times your money.**Column**/ 12 numbers/ any of the 3 columns in the roulette table layout.
Probability 12/37 (European or French) or 12/38 (American). Pays 3 times your money.
**Low**/ 18 numbers / Numbers: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18.

Probability 18/37 (European or French*) or 18/38 (American). Pays 2 times your money.**High**/ 18 numbers Numbers: 19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-36. Probability 18/37 (European or French*) or 18/38 (American). Pays 2 times your money.**Red**/ 18 numbers / all the numbers with Red color: 1-3-5-7-9-12-14-16-18-19-21-23-25-27-30-32-34-36.

Probability 18/37 (European or French*) or 18/38 (American). Pays 2 times your money.**Black**/ 18 numbers / all the Black numbers: 2-4-6-8-10-11-13-15-17-20-22-24-26-28-29-31-33-35.

Probability 18/37 (European or French*) or 18/38 (American). Pays 2 times your money.**Odd**/ 18 numbers / all the Odd numbers: 1-3-5-7-9-11-13-15-17-19-21-23-25-27-29-31-33-35.

Probability 18/37 (European or French*) or 18/38 (American). Pays 2 times your money.**Even**numbers / 18 numbers / all the even numbers: 2-4-6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26-28-30-32-34-36.

Probability 18/37 (European or French*) or 18/38 (American). Pays 2 times your money.

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