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Understanding Roulette Payouts

Each type of bet in roulette has a different payout. These payouts are calculated by considering the probability of that bet and the casino's house edge. In this context, the lower the probability of a bet, the higher the payout will be. Likewise, the higher the chance of winning, the lower the payout will be. To give a simple example:

  • A straight bet pays 35:1, and you have a 2.70% chance of winning this bet in European roulette.
  • A red/black bet pays 1:1, and you have a 48.60% chance of winning this bet in European roulette.

Below we will provide you with information about roulette payouts and give you an understanding of how they are calculated.

How to calculate roulette payouts

In roulette, the payout of each bet type is predetermined and shown by this formula: X:1

Here, “1” represents the player's stake. “X” is the payout for that type of bet. To give some examples:

  • 17:1 – This means the player will receive 17 units for every 1 unit wagered. For instance, if the player wagers 10 GBP and wins, the payout will be 170 GBP (10 x 17). In such an outcome, the total winning will be 180 GBP and will consist of 170£ of bet payout and 10£ of bet.
  • 1:1 – This means the player will receive 1 unit for every 1 unit wagered. For example, if the player wagers 100 GBP and wins, the payout will be 100 GBP (100 x 1) In this example, the total winning will be 200 GBP. It's all because 200 GBP it's the amount of the bet and payout bet.

In other words, simply the player's stake is multiplied by the payout of that bet. The left digit in the payout list indicates how many times the bet will be multiplied. So, for example, if you see 8:1 as the payout of a bet, simply multiply your bet amount by 8.

Payout = Stake amount * Payout ratio + Stake amount

Bet Payout ratio
Straight up 35:1
Split 17:1
Street 11:1
Corner 8:1
Basket 6:1
Six Line 5:1
Column 2:1
Dozen 2:1
Even/Odd 1:1
Red/Black 1:1
High/Low 1:1
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The total payout made to a player in a single round is equal to the sum of the payouts of all his bets in that round. For example, if the player places two bets that pay 35:1 - 2:1 and wins, the payout sum of both bets will be considered the total payout value in that round.

Payouts = Payout1 + Payout2 + .. + Payoutn

Payout1-payoutn are winnings of separate bets

Example
  • Your bet is 100 on red and 5 on corner (4,5,7,8)
  • Your winning number is 5, so both your bets are winning
  • Your Payout = 100*1+100 + 5*8+5 = 245
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Payouts calculator

We have prepared a calculator for you to calculate the roulette payouts easily. This free tool will allow you to easily see how much different bet types will payout based on the stake amount. However, we still recommend checking the paytable of every roulette game before starting to play.

FAQs

What are payouts of 0 and 00?

These are straight/single bets. There is no difference between placing a bet for “red 7” or “0” or “00”. The payout for all straight bets is 35:1. So if you deposit 5 GBP and win, for example, the payout will be 175 GBP (5 x 35).

How to calculate payout in roulette?

You can simply multiply your bet amount by the payout value of that bet. For example, if the payout is listed as 5:1, this means you need to multiply your bet amount by 5.

Are the payouts in European and American roulette the same?

Yes, the payouts do not differ between these variants. For example, a straight bet will always pay 35:1. However, there is a special type of bet in American roulette called “basket”, which has its own special payout (6:1).

For what types of bets most higher payouts?

The lower the chance of winning, the higher the payout. In this context, we can say that inside bets (straight, split, street, corner, line) have the highest payouts. These values are 35:1, 17:1, 11:1, 8:1 and 5:1, respectively.

Can there be a limit on roulette payouts?

In theory, there is no limit: as long as the casino accepts your bet, it is obliged to payout if you win. In practice, however, every roulette table has a maximum bet limit, which also limits the highest possible payout.

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