An Introduction to the Roulette Low and High Numbers Bet
The low and high numbers bet in Roulette otherwise known as 1 to 18: or 13 to 36 is another outside bet. In this type of bet you can wager your chips that the winning number will either be a high number or a low number. The numbers between 1 and 18 are considered to be low numbers, while the numbers between 19 and 36 are considered high numbers.. When you make the low or high numbers bet in Roulette, it would cover either all the low numbers or all the high numbers not including zero.
The Roulette low and high numbers bet is unique in that it allows you to bet on all the low numbers or all the high numbers on the Roulette table. All outside bets give you a greater degree of protection than the inside bets, because they allow you to cover more numbers in a single bet than inside bets, and that is especially true of the low and high numbers bet in Roulette.
Placing your Chips in the Roulette Low and High Numbers Bet
Now you know the fundamentals about the Roulette low and high numbers bet, we come to the next important point – how do you make this bet? Like for all the other bets we have seen so far, the chip position for this bet is also unique.
When you make the Roulette low and high numbers bet, there are two locations where you can place your chips. If you opt for the low numbers, you need to place your chip(s) on the box marked 1-18 on the Roulette table. If you opt for the high numbers, you need to place your chip(s) on the box marked 19-36. Both these boxes are present towards the low left and right extremes of the table.
More about the Low and High Numbers Bet in Roulette
All the other outside bets, the odds for the low and high numbers bet in Roulette are not as high as in the inside bets. In the case of this bet, you get even money when you win a bet, i.e. if you bet $10 you win an additional $10 with the original $10.
The house edge for the low and high numbers bet in Roulette is the same as for all the other bets – 5.26% for American Roulette and 2.70% for European Roulette. You can further bring down the house advantage significantly if you use the low and high numbers bet in Roulette along with other rules like the half back or en prison.
If you use the Roulette low and high numbers bet in conjunction with the half back rule the house advantage in European Roulette falls to steeply to 1.35%, while using it with the en prison rule brings it down to 1.39%. In the case of European Roulette, using this bet with the half back rule reduces the house advantage to 2.63%.