Roulette: The 19-36 Bet

Roulette: The 19-36 Bet
by Jason Green of

There are 36 numbers on a Roulette wheel and there are many bets that you can make, one of which is the 19-36 bet. There are inside bets that you can make and outside bets that you can make when playing Roulette. The inside bets are the 36 numbers on the wheel, 1-36, and the outside best are ones such as odd, even, red, black, column bets, 1-18, and 19-36 to name just a few.

There are separate boxes on the Roulette table and one of those boxes is 19-36. If you bet in this box, you are basically betting that when the wheel is spun that the ball will rest on a number that is between 19 and 36. If you bet on the 19-36 box and the ball does rest on a number from 19 to 36, you will win that bet and be paid out 1 to 1. So, if you bet $20 and it hits, you will win $40. A lot of people think that this is a bet with a 50% chance of hitting, but with the zero or zeros that is not the case. The European version of Roulette only has one zero while the American version has two zeros. The zero or zeros is how the house has an edge. Hint: it is a good idea to play the European version of Roulette, as it has lower house odds. You can find many Internet casinos that have European Roulette.


If you want to play Roulette on the Net you should try to find European Roulette, as you will get better odds. In European Roulette there is a house edge of 2.7% and with American Roulette there is a house edge of 5.3%.

When making bets playing Roulette you have the choice to make straight bets, only one bet, or combination bets, where you are making several bets. So, you can make one bet of 19-36 or with a combination of other bets. One strategy many Roulette players use is they will make one bet on 19-36 and then on various numbers that are 19-36, so if a number hits they will not only get paid out 1 to 1 on the 19-36 bet, but also on the number they hit on.

Before you play Roulette you need to find out what the minimum and maximum bet is. For example, if the minimum bet at a table is $1 then $1 is the minimum amount that you must bet on one bet, such as 19-36. Conversely, lets say that the maximum bet at the table is $100. The $100 is the total amount that you can bet at the Roulette table. You can bet the maximum amount of $100 on one bet, such as 19-36 or red or black, or spread the $100 around the table with various bets. For example, you can bet $50 on 19-36 and then $50 on any other bets on the table. However, you cannot surpass the $100 table limit.