There are many different bets you can make in roulette, including on the ball landing in a red pocket or in a black pocket. But can you bet on both red and black at the same time? Read on to find out.
Can You Bet On Both Red And Black In Roulette?
In roulette, you can place bets on either red or black. However, you can also bet on both at the same time.
Red and black both cover 18 pockets, but due to the presence of the green zero pocket - or pockets if playing American roulette - the chances of landing a win on either of these bets is just under 50%.
If you bet on red, then the ball landing in a black or green pocket is a loss. If you bet on black, the ball landing in a red or green pocket is a loss.
But it is possible to bet on both red and black in the same spin; this covers 36 of the 37 or 38 numbers on the wheel. However, this may not be a wise move. These bets only offer a 1:1 payout, and if one wins, the other must lose. So if you bet the same amount on both, a winning spin will just be replacing the wager lost on the other bet.
Roulette Black And Red Strategy Explained
The roulette black and red strategy is a betting system in roulette where you bet on either red or black. It’s one of the most popular bets both new and experienced roulette players choose to play due to being easy to track and offering the best odds of winning in roulette.
Here are the steps of the roulette black and red strategy:
- Place an initial bet amount (e.g. £5) on the colour of your choice: red or black.
- Continue to place £5 bets on the same colour until you lose twice consecutively.
- If you lose two times in a row, you then place £10 bets. Do this until you win twice in a row or lose twice in a row.
- If you lose 2 more times, you increase the bet to £15. As you can see from the pattern, the bet is raised an additional £5 if you lose two times in a row.
Please note that strategies such as this one do not affect the house edge or your chances of winning. They are more accurately described as bet management systems, as they provide an alternative way to structure betting.
Is Red Or Black More Likely To Win? The Odds
On a roulette wheel, there are 18 red numbers, which are numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 32, 34, and 36. Additionally, there are 18 black numbers. These are numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 33, and 35. There’s also a green 0 in European roulette and a green 0 and 00 in American roulette.
As the number of red and black numbers on the roulette wheel is the same, there is an equal chance of hitting either. However, due to the zeros, the odds of landing red or black is not exactly 50/50, as many players believe.
The odds of hitting red or black differ slightly depending on the variation of roulette you are playing. In American roulette, the odds of hitting red or black is 47.37%. The odds are slightly higher for European roulette at 48.65%. But within the same variation, the odds of landing red or black are the same.
The expected payout for hitting red or black for all roulette variations is 1:1.
What Happens If You Bet Red Or Black & It Lands On Green?
If you bet on red or black and it lands on green, you will lose your bet since betting on red or black does not cover the green zeros. When choosing a bet to make in roulette, betting red or black is an excellent option since you are covering just under 50% of the wheel.
The chance of the ball landing on a green is only 5.26% for American roulette and 2.70% for European roulette.
*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Wins, etc.) mentioned in relation to this game are subject to change at any time.