Even Money Bets The even money bets in roulette are probably the most popular bets on the table. Who hasn’t heard of the expression “you may as well stick it all on the red”. Well, that would be an even money bet. They are called even money bets, because they pay out at 1:1, that’s to say, if you bet $100 and win, you win $100, plus you get your stake back (so $200 returned in total). Even Money Bets sit within the so called Outside Roulette Bets, which also include the dozens bet and columns.