What does the double arrow mean in roulette?
Andrew A asked:
There’s a double ended arrow between the 0 and the 00 in the board depiction. What does this mean, and what are the odds?
The double-ended arrow between the 0 and 00 on the American roulette table layout represents the option to place a bet on both 0 and 00 simultaneously. This is known as a “split bet” in roulette. By placing a chip on the double-ended arrow, you’re betting that either the 0 or the 00 will come up on the next spin.
The odds of winning a split bet on the 0 and 00 in American roulette are 2 out of 38 (since there are 38 pockets on the wheel, including 0, 00, and numbers 1-36). This translates to a probability of approximately 5.26%. The payout for winning a split bet is 17 to 1, meaning if you bet $1 on the split and win, you would receive $17 in winnings plus your original $1 bet, for a total of $18.