Roulette Wheel Layout
The Roulette Wheel is the movable ‘bowl’ portion of the
roulette table that is divided into red and black compartments that are
alternately, but not sequentially, numbered from 1 to 36. Additionally,
there is one 0 compartment and in the United States also a 00.
Where the numbers 0 and 00 are used they
sit opposite each other on the wheel, all other numbers alternate red and
black around the wheel.
Directly opposite each odd number is the next highest even number and pairs of odd numbers along with pairs of even numbers are found alternately around the wheel.
Roulette Table Layout
The Roulette Table has spaces colored and
numbered to correspond with the colors and numbers of the wheel
Bettors have a choice of placing inside
or outside bets. The Inside Bet is a wager on the numerical symbols or
combinations of numbers ranging from 1 to 36, including 0 and 00.
Outside bets include segments of one
third of the possible numbers to come up, excluding 0 and 00. These bets
pay you 2 to 1, meaning if you bet $1 and the number comes up within the
group you bet on you win $2 plus you keep your original bet of $1.
Also on the outside are options to wager on the numbers 1 to 18 or 19 to 36; even or odd; red or black. These pay 1 to 1 and are known as even money bets. They exclude the 0 and 00, which increases the house advantage and makes these bets less than a fifty/fifty chance.