Double Ball Roulette

Double Ball Roulette
Double Ball Roulette. Photo Courtesy (Double Ball Roulette)

You can double your fun by playing Double Ball Roulette! Simply put, this game is roulette with two balls and two chances to win every spin. The game is aided by forced-air mechanics that propel two roulette balls around the rim of the wheel-track, one slightly ahead of the other.

The wheel itself is of standard design and the betting layout on the inside numbers looks quite familiar. However, because there are two numbers marked each spin, the payoffs are half what they are on a standard wheel unless both balls land in the same spot (same number).

When this happens, the player wins double. On a straight-up bet (one chip on a single number) the player wins 17 to one and 34 to 1 if both balls land on the chosen spot. The wheel used has the usual 36 numbers plus a zero and double zero.

Playing Double Ball Roulette

As with a standard roulette game, players are encouraged to give the dealer their buy-in amount in cash and will be given their own color chips. You can expect the minimum to be at least $1 per chip, so a full stack of 100 chips is $100. Making bets is easy.

Inside Bets

As stated, inside wagers pay 17-1 on a single ball in the pocket, 34-1 on a double ball in the pocket. That's slightly less than the usual 35-1 on a standard wheel, so the house-edge is slightly higher at 5.33-percent.

Two-number wagers pay 8 to 1 for one ball, 16 to 1 for both balls

Three-number wagers pay 5 to 1 for one ball, 10 to 1 for both balls

Four-number wagers pay 3 to 1 for a single ball and 6 to 1 for both balls

Five-number wagers pay 5 to 2 for a single ball and 5 to 1 for both balls

Six-number wagers pay 2 to 1 for a single ball and 4 to 1 for both balls

You can expect both balls to land in a single number approximately once every 38 spins

Outside Numbers

Double Ball Roulette is significantly different on outside wagers, so don't jump right in with a Martingale-style betting system.

The usual even-money wagers only win with both balls correspond with your choice! The usual bets are available with Black and Red, Odd and Even, 1 to 18 and 19 to 36. Each of these choices pays 3 to 1 if both balls hit. The wager loses if they don't.

Just to be clear, if you wager on Red, both the first and second ball must land in a red-numbered pocket, and yes, it can be the same number.

Sections, 1st 12, 2nd 12, and 3rd 12, pays 8 to 1 if both balls land in your group of 12 numbers.

Red/Black is a new wager found on Double Ball Roulette. This wager pays even money (1 to 1) if one ball lands on a red number and one ball lands on a black number. If a green number (0 or 00) comes up, the bet loses, as it does if both red or black come up.

Double Ball Jackpot

One final wager is available at Double Ball Roulette: the Double Ball Jackpot. This is a separate wager that both balls will land on the same number. The bet is made on a small race-track style layout close to the dealer. You can't split your chip between numbers. Bet one number and win 1,200 to 1 if both balls land on that number.

The house edge on the Double Ball Jackpot is a healthy 16.9-percent. Overall, this game compares favorably to standard roulette.

Your payoffs will come more often, but will mostly be half of what you get on a regular game.