Dozen Bet

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In Roulette, a “Dozen Bet” is a wager that covers a group of twelve numbers on the roulette table. The table is divided into three dozens, and each Dozen Bet covers one of these groups. Here’s how it works:

  1. Groups of Twelve: The numbers on a roulette layout are divided into three groups of twelve for the purposes of this bet. The first dozen includes numbers 1-12, the second dozen covers numbers 13-24, and the third dozen encompasses numbers 25-36.
  2. Placing the Bet: To make a Dozen Bet, you place your chips on the designated area of the roulette table marked for ‘1st 12,’ ‘2nd 12,’ or ‘3rd 12.’
  3. Payouts: If the roulette ball lands on any number within the dozen you have bet on, you win. The payout for a Dozen Bet is typically 2 to 1. This means that if you bet $10 and win, you will receive $20 in winnings, plus your original $10 bet back, totaling $30.
  4. Probability: A Dozen Bet covers approximately one-third of the numbers on the roulette wheel (excluding the 0 and 00 in American roulette), offering a higher probability of winning compared to a bet on a single number.
  5. Strategy: Some players use Dozen Bets as part of their roulette strategy, as these bets offer a balance between risk and potential reward, covering more numbers than a more specific bet like a straight up (single number) bet, but with higher payouts than outside bets like red/black or odd/even.

The Dozen Bet is a popular choice in Roulette for players looking to cover a significant portion of the wheel with a single bet, providing a moderate probability of winning and a reasonable payout.