Dozen bets are a type of outside roulette bets
that are very similar to column bets
. With this wager, you are allowed to place a bet on either the first dozen (1-12), the second dozen (13-24), or the third dozen (25-36) of numbers. To place a dozen bet you simply place your chips on the dozen betting area you wish to bet on. If any number in that dozen hits, you win. These bets are usually labeled on the roulette table
with the words 1st 12, 2nd 12, and 3rd 12. Another labeling system for these bets that you might see is P12 (Premier 12), M12 (Milieu
12), and D12 (Derniere 12).
Dozen bets have a payout of 2:1. If you placed a $5 dozen bet on the 1st 12 and the wheel
landed on 11, you would be paid $10.