European Single Zero Roulette Payout Odds

Roulette Odds and Payouts This page explains the various roulette odds and bets for both American double zero and European single zero roulette. Below is a quick reference chart. The following list is ordered by the payout of each roulette bet, starting with the lowest payouts and moving to the bigger payouts as you scroll down. The payouts are in orange, and the win probability of each bet is in brackets in blue, assuming a European table (single-zero) is used. Red / Black - 1:1 (48.65%) Also known as: Colour bet.

Understanding Roulette Odds

Roulette odds depend on the table you are playing and the bets you make. In the United States, most Roulette wheels have a zero and a double zero slot which gives a house edge of 5.26%. One of the worst bets and one you should avoid under every circumstance is the 0-00-1-2-3 bet which has a house edge of 7.89%.

You will find the best Roulette bets are in European and French Roulette consisting of a single zero resulting in better player odds. You should play on such a wheel when you have the chance. Historically, this wheel was mostly found outside the United States, but this is now changed where these tables are found worldwide. The house edge for this Roulette wheel drops to 2.70% which provides the player much better odds.

Sometimes you also have the “en prison” rule. For the double zero Roulette this drops the house edge to 2.63% and for the single zero Roulette the house edge drops to 1.35%.

Bet Odds & Payouts Table

Bets Payouts Odds
1 to 181:147.37%
19 to 361:147.37%
1 to 122:131.58%
13 to 242:131.58%
25 to 362:131.58%
Any column2:131:58%
Any one number35:12:63%
Two number combination17:15:26%
Three number combination11:17.89%
Four number combination8:110.53%
Six number combination5:115.79%
0,00,1,2,3 combination6:113.16%

More bet odds here.

Roulette House Edge

Single Zero Roulette Odds

The house average or house edge (also called the expected value) is the amount the player loses relative to any bet made, on average. If a player bets on a single number in the American game there is a probability of 1/38 that the player wins 35 times the bet, and a 37/38 chance that the player loses their bet. The expected value is:

-1*37/38 + 35*1/38 = -0.0526 (5.26% house edge)

For European Roulette, a single number wins 1/37 and loses 36/37:

-1*36/37 + 35*1/37 = -0.0270 (2.70% house edge)

In Roulette, the house has the same edge on all other kinds of bets also because the payouts are always set as if the zero square(s) did not exist. The only exception is the five numbers bet where the house edge is considerably higher (7.89% on an American wheel) and the ‘even money’ bets in some European games, where the house edge is halved because only half the stake is lost on when a zero comes up.

The house edge should not be confused with the hold. The hold is the total amount of cash the table changes for chips, minus the chips were taken away from the table. It may be significantly more than 5.26%/2.70% of all players’ money because players are making repeated bets after winning and losing portions of their total money. A player with a certain total amount of money may not win or lose all their money instantly, such that the total of all bets they make will often be greater than the total of the money they actually started with. The house edge applies to each bet made not the total money, which means the player can end up losing significantly more than 5.26% of his starting money.

For example, it is likely that a player with $100 making $10 bets on red will be able to bet more than 10 times because sometimes he wins. He may end up betting a total of 20 times on red. This means the expected value is 20*$10*5.26% = $10.52, over 10% of his money is now in the ‘hold’ despite the game having a 5.26% house advantage. A player who continually bets until they run out of money will give the house 100% hold.

Roulette Odds Payout Chart

In summary, in order to receive the best Roulette payouts and Roulette odds we recommend European and French tables. To enhance your chances of winning we would also recommend you read further articles on Roulette strategy & Tips in the link below.

This article is part III of a group listed below

Part I – How to Play Roulette
Part II – Roulette Strategy & Tips
Part III – Roulette Payouts & Odds

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Roulette is an independent variable game in which luck plays the only factor in winning. Playing roulette is much like playing craps or more simply, the lottery. Playing roulette is, however, much more highly esteemed than playing the lottery. The possibility of placing one bet and winning 35 times that bet, though, does invoke an excitement among gamblers that is intoxicating and hypnotizing, much like the black and red wheel that spins around, building up anticipation. Sometimes it seems that it may never stop. While the outcome largely depends on the way the wind blows, the game of roulette is one of the easier to comprehend of casino games, and the odds are rather simple to calculate as well.

The roulette wheel is divided into 37 slots (European roulette) or 38 slots (American roulette). The European table has the single zero in addition to the numbers 1 through 36. The American roulette wheel has the single zero and the double zero slot, along with the numbers 1 through 36. The zero spaces represent the house advantage. Without the house advantage, roulette would be an even money game. In European roulette, the house edge is 2.7%; in American roulette, the house edge is 5.26%.

The formula for calculating these odds for the house advantage in roulette, in European single-zero wheels is:

European Roulette Payout

(35-36)/37 x 100= -2.70%

And the formula for American double-zero wheels is:

(35-37)/38 x 100= -5.26%

Roulette Odds vs. Payouts


“0” odds (European)

“00” odds (American)

Pay out

Single Number

36 to 1

37 to 1

35 to 1

Two Number Split

17.5 to 1

18 to 1

17 to 1

Three Number Street

11.33 to 1

11.67 to 1

11 to 1

Four Number Square

8.25 to 1

8.5 to 1

8 to 1

Five Numbers


6.6 to 1


Six Number Line

5.17 to 1

5.33 to 1

5 to 1


2.08 to 1

2.17 to 1

2 to 1


2.08 to 1

1.05 to 1

2 to 1



1.05 to 1

1 to 1



1.05 to 1

1 to 1

Low (1-18)


1.05 to 1

1 to 1

High (19-36)


1.05 to 1

1 to 1



1.05 to 1

1 to 1



1 to 1

This chart shows that European roulette yields the same payouts as American roulette, but better odds than American because there is one less slot on the wheel. The European roulette wheel is the standard at most online casinos. In general, all online casino games offer better odds than land-based casinos, and this is also true for roulette.

American roulette payout

One tip to consider is that you should always avoid single-number bets, as well as the five-number bet, which is only available in American roulette, anyway. These bets have the biggest difference between odds and payouts.

Also, it is a good rule of thumb to go with the bets that have odds near equivalent to their payouts, also called “even money bets.” This is true when betting on even, odd, low numbers 1-18, high numbers 19-36, red, and black. These are considered solid bets because they pay out 1 to 1.

Single Zero Roulette Payouts

The house advantage is the casino’s way of profiting, and they couldn’t stay in business without a cut. So think of this value as simply the casino’s cut for sponsoring the game. Obviously, people do win at roulette all the time, or no one would play. Roulette is more of a social game than a gambler’s game, but studying the odds and strategies does make a simple game like roulette all the more exciting.