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Roulette odds

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Like many other casino games online, roulette is a game of probabilities. If you’re a Kiwi that’s new to roulette and keen to grasp the odds of roulette bets landing before committing your hard-earned dollars up front, we’ve got you covered.

The different casino payouts for Roulette bet types

When it comes to roulette payouts at an online casino, you’ll usually find these displayed in a ratio like 1:1 or 5:1. Ultimately, the ratio displays how much you’ll get back for every NZ$1 you wager. The size of roulette payouts differ across all the bet types, but they are all linked to their statistical probabilities of occurring.

Below, we’ll show you the most common bet types and their typical payouts and probabilities of occurring:

Inside bets

Bet TypeHow it worksPayoutEU / American odds
0/00Either the 0 or 0035 to 12.7%, 2,6%
Straight upAny single number35 to 12.7%, 2,6%
Split/DoubleAny two numbers17 to 15.4%, 5.3%
StreetAny three numbers11 to 18.1%, 7.9%
CornerFour numbers in a block8 to 110.8%, 10,5%

Outside bets

Bet TypeHow it worksPayoutEU / American odds
ColorRed or black pocket1 to 148.65%, 47.37%
Odd/EvenOdd or even number1 to 148.65%, 47.37%
High/Low1-18 or 19-361 to 148.65%, 47.37%
ColumnA column of 12 numbers2 to 132.4%, 31.6%

The effect of variants such as European Roulette on the payouts

Looking at the changes in the probability of roulette odds between American Roulette and European Roulette, it’s easy to see that the latter gives you a better chance of consistently landing winning bets over the long term.

On even-money outside bets, the 1.28% difference is a significant margin for the house over hundreds or thousands of spins. If you want to make your money go further, avoid American Roulette tables whenever you have the option of playing European or French Roulette instead.

Some tips to improve your odds in roulette

  • Avoid roulette games with double zero pockets wherever you can – this carries a much lower casino RTP percentage than single zero roulette games.
  • To prolong your betting bank, stick to the table minimum and wager on even-money outside bets which almost have a 50% chance of winning.
  • Avoid exotic ‘called bets’ that have uncompetitive roulette odds.
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