Roulette Outside Bets

When we say ”outside bets”, we refer to all bets, which are placed outside of the main field of numbers on the betting layout. There are several types of bets, which belong to this category, so let us talk a bit more about each one of them.

Again, we will be using the American roulette practice as an example.

Bets on Dozens

Three groups, each comprised by twelve numbers, are to be seen on the layout. These groups, also known as ”dozens”, can be distinguished as follows: the ”1st 12”, or the ”1st Dozen”, includes the numbers 1 through 12; the ”2nd 12”, or the ”2nd Dozen”, features the numbers 13 through 24; and the ”3rd 12”, or the ”3rd Dozen”, includes the numbers 25 through 36.

An important moment to note is that neither the single zero, nor the double zero, is featured in the three groups (dozens). Thus, in case the 0 or the 00 turns out to be profitable, any bet placed on the dozens will be a loss for the player. However, in case one of the twelve numbers in the player’s group wins, the payoff will be 2 to 1.

American Roulette Dozen bet with payout 2 to 1

Column Bets

Alongside the three dozens, three columns, each comprised by twelve numbers, can be observed on the betting layout. At the bottom of each column there is a box containing the ”2 to 1” label. This is where players can place their column bets.

Again, neither the single zero, nor the double zero, is featured in the three columns. Thus, in case the 0 or the 00 turns out to be profitable, any bet placed on the columns will be a losing one. However, in case one of the twelve numbers in the player’s column wins, the payoff will be 2 to 1, which equals the payoff for bets on the dozens.

American Roulette Column bet with payout 2 to 1

Bets on Color

If one looks at the center of the outside betting field, below the “2nd 12” box, he/she will spot one red and one black diamonds. At times, these boxes may contain the ”Red” and ”Black” labels. This is where players can place their bets on either the 18 red, or the 18 black numbers.

What we should note is that neither the single zero, nor the double zero is in red or black color. As these two numbers reflect the advantage of the house, they come in green color on the layout. In case the 0 or the 00 turns out to be profitable, any bet placed on color (red or black) will be a loss for the player. However, in case the player’s color wins, the payoff will be even money, or 1 to 1.

American Roulette Color bet with payout 1 to 1

Bets on Even or Odd Numbers

Next to the two color diamonds one can spot two boxes, labeled ”Even” and ”Odd”. This is where players can place their bets on either the 18 even, or the 18 odd numbers on the layout. Unlike mathematics, in roulette 0 is not considered as an even number. That is why the 0 and the 00 will be a loss for any player, who placed his/her bet on the even or on the odd numbers. However, in case the player’s bet wins, the payoff will be even money. Or, for each winning chip, he/she will receive 1 additional chip.

American Roulette Even/Odd bet with payout 1 to 1

Bets on Low or High

At the corners of the outside betting area one can observe two boxes, labeled ”1-18” and ”19-36”. This is where players can place their bets on either the 18 low numbers (1 through 18), or the 18 high numbers (19 through 36) on the layout. The single zero and the double zero are not featured in the low number and the high number groups. That is why each of these two numbers will be a loss for any player, who placed his/her bet on the low number or on the high number groups. However, in case the player’s bet wins, the payoff will be even money. Or, for each winning chip, he/she will receive 1 additional chip.

American Roulette Low/High Bet with Payout 1 to 1

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