Betting on a game of roulette allows the player a wide choice of options to choose from. The wheel has 37 pockets (one more pocket if it is game of American roulette) and you can bet on each of them, apart from being able to make wagers that focus on specific groups of number and so on.
Betting on red/black is one of the most frequent bets in roulette. It is an even-money bet that many roulette players like to play as it requires little brainstorming while delivering satisfactory results.
Know the Roulette Wheel and the Betting Layout
The roulette basics are where you should start before placing any roulette wager online or at live casino establishments.
You ought to know how the wheel looks like, what the numbers represent and how does that translate to the betting table.
Every roulette wheel has pockets with numbers from 1 to 36. These are presented in red and black slots and have their counterparts drawn on the betting table.
The numbers on the wheel and placed in such a way that the colors alternate – red, black, red, black and so forth. The numbers on the layout are in the same color as they are on the wheel.
Learn About Outside Bets
Since red/black is one of the outside bets in roulette, you should understand what this refers to. Outside bets are made on specific sets of numbers or on colors.
They are “outside” the individual numbers and are located at the edge of the table. Outside bets include red/black, odd/even, low/high, dozens and columns.
Red/Black Roulette Bet
When you bet on red/black, this means that you are betting on the color of the winning number. A European roulette wheel has 18 red pockets, 18 black pockets and 1 green pocket.
The chance of hitting a red pocket on any given spin is 48.64% – since there is an identical number of black pockets, the probability is the same.
Placing a Red/Black Wager
In theory, you know that placing a bet on a red number or a black number is what red/black means.
The way you should do it is wait for the betting time to start, then select the chips you wish to bet and place them on the section of the table which is reserved for red/black bets.
There are two special sections that have nothing to do with specific numbers. You cannot miss them, since they have the words RED and BLACK written on them.
The wheel will spin and if the ball lands on any red or black number, depending on which option you selected, you will win the bet and get an even-money payout.