Monte Carlo Roulette Betting
Famous in the history of Monte Carlo roulette betting is the first instance in which a flawed roulette wheel was identified and exploited. In 1873, Joseph Jaggers and a team of six clerks systematically clocked all the wheels at the Monte Carlo Casino and, in the process, discovered a significant bias in one of the wheels. They went on to capitalize on their discovery, winning over $325,000 – a stupendous sum for 1873.
Today, roulette is still played at all of the Monte Carlo casinos, and players remain hopeful of repeating Jaggers’ feat.
Types of Roulette Bets
In Monte Carlo roulette betting, you can choose to place the following types of bets:
Straight/ Single-Number (En Plein)
In a straight bet, chips are placed on one number of the layout, including the 0 (and the 00 in American roulette), so that the chips are not touching any of the lines enclosing the number. If the ball falls on the number you’ve chosen, you win 35 to 1.
Split/ Two-Number (Á Cheval)
In a split bet, the chips are placed on any line separating any of the numbers on the table. If the ball falls into either compartment, you win 17 to 1.
Street/ Three-Number (Transversale Pleine)
In a street bet, chips are placed on the outside line of the table layout to indicate three numbers opposite the chips. If the ball falls on any three of the numbers, you win a payout of 11 to 1.
Square/ Quarter/ Corner / Four-Number (En Carre)
In a square or quarter bet, you place chips on the intersection of the lines between any four numbers. The payout for a winning number is 8 to 1.
Line/ Six-Number (Transversale Six)
In a line bet, the chips are placed on the intersection of the side line and a line between two “streets” on the table. The payout for a winning number is 5 to 1.
In a column bet, chips are placed on one of the three blank spaces at the bottom of the table to mark the 12 numbers above the space. In Monte Carlo roulette betting, these spaces are marked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The payout for a winning number is 2 to 1.
A dozens bet is similar to a column bet. However, the chips are placed on one of the spaces of the layout marked 12, betting that the ball will fall somewhere in 1-12, 13-24, or 25-36. The payout for a winning number is 2 to 1.
Other Types of Bets in Monte Carlo Roulette
For an even money payout, you can choose to place
- a low-number or high-number bet, placing the chips on the layout space marked 1-18 (manque) or onto the space marked 19-36 (passe)
- a black or red bet, placing the chips on the space marked black (noir) or red (rouge)
- an odd-number or even-number bet, placing the chips on the space marked odd (impair) or even (pair)