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* The individual numbers: you can bet on 1 number, 2 numbers, as many as you like
* The three marked columns of 12 numbers each
* The 1st Dozen, 2nd Dozen, or 3rd Dozen
* The high numbers, indicated on table as 1-18
* The low numbers, indicated on table as 19-36
* Even Numbers or Odd Numbers
* Red Numbers or Black Numbers (note that this excludes 0 and 00)
Here are odds paid on various bets:
* Individual numbers pay 35
* The 12 number columns pays 2 to 1
* The Dozens pays 2 to 1
* The high numbers and low numbers pay even money
* The even and odd numbers pay even money
* The red and black numbers pay even money
Important Note About Odds in Roulette: All bets have exactly same house edge against you: 5.26%! That's right - it makes no difference which bet you make, house edge is same.
This is due to presence of 0 and double 00. These numbers do not win for any bet except for if you bet them as a number. In other words, they do not count for high, low, odd, oven, red or black, dozens or rows of 12 numbers.
Since these two out of 38 numbers don't count except as a number, this is what gives house it's 5.26% edge. (2 divided by 38 equals 5.26%). Also, a winning on a single number pays 35 to 1, while there are 38 numbers on table, which again gives house it's 5.26% edge.
You cannot overcome this edge in long run, so just relax and place whatever bets seem interesting to you (although we do have a recommended betting strategy, which we explain in a different article).
Tom is the webmaster at BlackjackForEveryone.com, which is a website dedicated to turning beginning Blackjack players into serious recreational players.