Split Bet

No matter the type of roulette game being played, whether it is American roulette or European roulette, the rules and regulations of the game remains the same. Since the introduction of the roulette game in France in the 1700s, the roulette method of game play has remained the same over the years. Players would surround themselves around the roulette table while placing their bets on the roulette layout. The same method applies to the roulette game play today. Players exchange cash for chips while the chips are colour coded according to the players and the worth of the actual chips. They are given a specific amount of time to place their chips on the table until the croupier indicates that the time has expired and no more bets will be accepted on the table. Once this is done, the croupier will spin a small white ball within the spinning roulette wheel.

The roulette wheel is numbered according to whether the player is playing American roulette or European roulette. In American roulette the wheel and table will comprise of the numbers from one to thirty six as well as the two house numbers; the single zero (0) and the double zero (00). On the other hand the European roulette wheel will comprise of the same numbers from one to thirty six as well as the single zero (0) – the double zero (00) does not exist in the European roulette. Once the ball has stopped spinning and land in a numbered pocket, it will automatically reveal that the number it has landed on is the winning number. Players will then, in turn, receive the appropriate winnings according the odds and bets placed on the winning number. If a player had not placed any bets on the winning number, then the house will claim all bets. There are several bets a player may place on the roulette table. This may sometimes depend on whether the player is playing American or European roulette. But more often than not the betting types remain the same. Such bets include the straight up bet, the street bet, the corner bet, the six line bet, the column bet, the dozen bet, high and low bet, red and black bet, odd and even bets, and of course the split bet.

The split bet, as the name suggests, is based on the function of which the bet is placed. This means that this type of bet, which is also referred to as a two number bet, is related to the splitting of the bet in two between two adjacent numbers on the roulette layout. Although this type of bet may be placed on practically any part of the roulette table, it is important to note that there are certain criteria which need to be fulfilled in order for a split bet to take place. During every round, a player may place this kind of bet until the croupier indicates that the time is up and no more bets will be accepted. There is no limit to the number of these types of bets a player may place in a single round unless the player has exceeded the maximum wagering amount allowed on the said roulette table. Depending on the position of all the black or red numbers on either the American or European roulette, there is a possibility of a player to place a total of sixty two split bets. In order to make an effective split bet on a roulette table, a player would need to place a chip on the line dividing two adjacent numbers. It is highly important that the two number are right next to each other in order for this type of bet to be accepted as it is impossible to bet on two different numbers located on various part of the roulette table. In American and European roulette there are two main types of bets available, the inside and outside bets, a split bet can only take place as an inside bet where the numbers are located in the middle of the roulette table. Based on roulette strategies, players may opt whether to make use of a split bet depending on the house advantage. This is important in order to determine the odds payout percentage of the particular game play. The odds payout when winning during a split bet in roulette (whether in American roulette or European roulette) is 17 to 1. This means that for each chip value placed as a split bet, the player will receive seventeen times the chip amount. However if the winning number is not included in a split bet, the player will lose all bets placed no matter the amount. As American roulette has two house pockets of the single zero (0) and the double zero (00), the house advantage is quite high at 5.26 per cent. On the other hand since the European roulette does not include the double zero figure, the house advantage is much less at almost half of the American roulette at 2.76 per cent.

There may be various strategies that include a split bet, but no strategy can guarantee a player will constantly remain on a winning streak. Although there are various forms of play roulette was and remains a game of chance whereby the roll of the ball within the roulette wheel is based on luck. Either way, roulette still remains the most popular table game and the objective remains that players need to try and beat the odds in order to win large sums and make up for any losses they might have pertained during a round of roulette. If at any point in time, players wish to practice the game before beginning to play in real play, they have the possibility to do so through the utility of free roulette. This option is only offered by online casinos which provide online casino roulette in free mode. In this way players may practice roulette for as long as they desire with a substantial amount of free credit before committing to roulette play with real money either in a casino or an online casino.