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The Even Numbered Bet

Roulette - The Even Numbered Bet
by Jason Green of Predictem.com

There are 36 numbers on a Roulette wheel, 18 even numbers and 18 odd numbers. When playing Roulette there is a betting table where you can lay your bets and there are inside bets and outside bets. The inside bets on the table are the actual numbers that correspond to the numbers on the Roulette wheel. The outside bets are boxes of different type of bets that you can make.

The even bet is one of the outside bets that you can make. If you bet on the even box, you are betting that when the Roulette wheel is spun that the ball lands on an even number. If you bet on even and ball rests on an even number you win the bet and will be paid out 1 to 1. So, if you bet $5 on even and the ball rests on an even number you will win $10. (You get your $5 risked amount back as well as $5 profit).

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Many people think that since there are 18 odd numbers and 18 even numbers that the odds of winning are 50%. This is not the case, as while it is almost 50% it is not a straight 50%, because of the green zero or zeros on the table. The number of zeros on a Roulette wheel will depend on the game that you play, as the European version only has one zero and the American version has two. The green zero or zeros is how the casino has an edge in the game.

Unless you are in Europe it is hard to find that version unless you are in Europe, but if you play online there are many Internet casinos that offer European Roulette. If you do play online find the European version, as European Roulette has a house edge of 2.7% and with American Roulette there is a house edge of 5.3%.

There are many bets that you can make in Roulette and you can make just one bet, such on even or a number, or a combination of bets. Before you play Roulette you need to find out the rules of the table or website that you play the game at. There will be a minimum bet posted as well as a maximum bet. For example, if it is posted that the minimum bet at the table is $1, then $1 is the minimum single bet that you can make. On the flip side the maximum bet it the max amount you can bet on the table during one spin. Let's say the maximum bet in $1,000 for a Roulette game. That means you can either bet the max amount of $1,000 on a single bet, such as even or red, or the max amount of $1,000 spread throughout the betting table.

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