Understanding the Roulette Wheel Layout: American Roulette

Played roulette before? Didn’t really get what the layout meant on the table? No problem, we are here to help you out! Although there are different versions of the game, we will focus on the most commonly played, which is the American Roulette Wheel and it’s layout.

On the American style layout is usually a double zero on the layout because of the way the game is played. The American style roulette table with a wheel at one end is, as we mentioned, the most played version of the game in casinos worldwide. There are different types of bets and these are closely related to the roulette wheel layout.

Let’s take a look at the wheel first.

Depending on the version (one zero or double zeros) the numbers on the wheel are located clockwise like this:

0, 28, 9, 26, 30, 11, 7, 20, 32, 17, 5, 22, 34, 15, 3, 24, 36, 13, 1, 00, 27, 10, 25, 29, 12, 8, 19, 31, 18, 6, 21, 33, 16, 4, 23, 35, 14, 2

Now when it comes to the overall lay out, your betting strategy should be closely related to the position of the numbers. Here are the most common bets you can make at American Roulette.

Roulette inside bets:

Straight (or Single): You will be betting on a single number by placing your chip right on the middle of the number square you choose.

Split: This is a bet made on two adjoining numbers, these can be vertical or horizontal and to make it you must place the chip on the line between these numbers.

Street: On this bet you choose three numbers located on a single horizontal line. The player places the chip on the edge of the line of a number located at the end of the line he wishes to bet on. Depending on the layout it can be placed left or right.

Corner (or Square): You will bet on a square layout (as in 11-12-14-15) by placing your chip at the horizontal and vertical intersection of the lines located in between the four numbers.

Six line (or Double Street): as the name says, this is a bet made on two adjoining streets, you’re your chip will go at the corresponding intersection.

Roulette outside bets: these usually have lower payouts

1 to 18: You will be betting on any number below 18 to come up after the wheel spins.

19 to 36: You will be betting on any number from 19 to 36 to appear after the wheel spins.
Red or black: You will be betting on the color, not the number.

Even or odd: You bet on even or odd numbers to show.

Dozen bets: The bet is basically divided on 3 groups: the first group is 1-12, the second group is 13-24, and the third group is 25-36. Each has 12 numbers on them and you will be betting on one of the groups.

Now that you now the basics of the American Roulette wheel layout, do you think you feel more comfortable making more bets? We encourage you to try the game and find out which type of bet you feel more comfortable with and of course, share any tips and secrets you may have with the rest of the readers.

Differences Between the American Roulette and Other Versions

There are some very important differences between the American Roulette and the other common versions of the game. A player should always make sure they are aware of these differences in the roulette wheel layout so they can not only get a better comprehension of the game but also, to improve their gaming and their chances to win the cash. Let’s take a look at some of the most important differences you might find:

The European Roulette is played with a single zero; it uses the same layout and roulette wheel that the American version does with the same sequence of numbers, except for this little difference.

On the French Roulette you will find a wide table layout and Stickmen that handle the chips.
It is important to remember that the American version can include both a 0 and a 00, in some European casinos you will notice that the American Roulette with a single zero is known as Fair Roulette. That extra zero might not be very appealing to some players as it means that the house has a better edge (5.26 percent).

Jeff D. Wilhoite

Jeff Wilhoite is a California based writer, but most of all, he is a dedicated casino player. With years of experience, he is the man to go when looking for spot on advice when it comes to casino games.

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