# Roulette wheel number sequence and table layout

The roulette wheel has **pockets** numbered from 1 to 36.
The **pockets** with numerals ranging from 1 to 10 and 19 to 28 have **odd** numbers colored in **red** and the **even** ones in **black**, while the pockets with numbers ranging from 11 to 18 and 29 to 36 have **odd** numbers colored in **black** and the **even** in **red.**
**The French roulette** displays a **green** pocket containing the number **0 (zero)**; the American version has a second **green** pocket marked with **00**. The roulette wheels have this number placement sequence:

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

**American double zero roulette wheel**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

## French single zero wheel layout

The **betting area** on a **roulette** **table** is called the **layout**. The French layout has a single zero and the American one exhibits both a single and a double zero. The **French style layout**, with the wheel in the center of the roulette table, can still be found in the Monte Carlo casino. The **American style layout**, which places the wheel on one of the table sides, can be encountered in almost all the casinos in the world.

## Inside bets

** Straight (or Single)**
You wager on a single number, by positioning the chip in the center of a numeral square on the roulette table.

* Split*
Split is a bet on the line that separates two numerical squares on the roulette table, placed either on the vertical line or the horizontal one (as in 14-17 or 8-9).

* Street*
Street is a bet on a single horizontal line comprising three numbers: the chip has to be situated on the edge at the line’s end.

** Corner (or Square)**
Corner is a bet placed on four numbers that are in a square layout (as in 11-12-14-15). The chips/chip are/is placed at the intersection of the vertical and horizontal lines that run through the four square numbers.

** Six line (or Double Street)**
Six line is a bet on two neighboring streets – the chip will be placed at the corresponding intersection.

** Trio**
Trio is a bet placed at the intersection between 0, 1 and 2, or 0, 2 and 3 (this applies only to the single-zero layout).

** Basket (or the first four)**
Basket is a non-square corner bet on 0, 1, 2, and 3 (this also applies only to the single-zero layout).

** Top line**
Top line is a bet on the numbers 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 (this is valid for the double-zero layout only). The chip can be placed either on the corner of 0 and 1 or that of 00 and 3.

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## Outside bets

Outside bets have better odds at winning but offer smaller payouts.

**Bet on 1 to 18 (Manque in French)**

This is a bet placed on one of the first, low eighteen numbers.

*Bet on 19 to 36 (Passein in French)*

This is a bet placed on one of the latter, high eighteen numbers.

*Red or black (Rouge ou Noir in French)*

This is a bet on which color the roulette wheel will display.

*Even or odd (Pair ou Impair in French)*

This is a bet placed on even or odd numbers and does not include 0.

*Dozen bets*

For these you have three choices: P12(premier douzaine in French) or the first dozen(1-12), M12 (Mayenne douzaine in French), a.k.a. the second dozen(13-24) and D12 (Derniere douzaine in French), which is the third dozen (25-36).

*Column bets*

They are wagers placed on all twelve numbers on any of the 3 vertical lines of the roulette table layout, with the chip positioned in the space below the final number in this column.

## House edge

The **house edge** or house advantage is the amount of money that a player loses on average for any bet he makes. For example, in the American format there is a probability of **1:38** that a player will win a bet on a single number and also there is the possibility of **37:38** that the player will lose when he makes the same bet.
For **American Roulette**, you can calculate the house edge using this equation:**
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−1×37⁄38 + 35×1⁄38 = −0.0526 (5.26% house edge)

In the case of **European roulette**, a single number bet sets the probability to win at **1 in 37** and to lose at **36 in 37**, here you can calculate the house edge this way:**
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−1×36⁄37 + 35×1/37 = −0.0270 (2.70% house edge)

Technically, the** 0 and 00** pockets on the **roulette wheel** constitute the only **advantage of the house**. This is because when you make an outside bet, you will always lose if the ball lands in one of the 0 and 00 pockets, but in fact this is not the only house edge because they only pay 35 to 1 for a winning single bet, even if mathematically there is the probability of 1 out of 37 (1 out of 38 for **American Roulette**) to win a bet on a single number. For example, if you place a one-dollar bet on all inside numbers and also 0 and 00, you will certainly win, but only $35 when your original bet cost you $38.

In the early ages of gambling, the house could set the odds at 27 to 1: this meant that upon betting $1 you would win $27 and the house kept your dollar. **Nowadays, the casino odds are set by law and they must be either 35 to 1 or 34 to 1.**