Roulette Bets Explained

If you are new to roulette, you need to understand the rules of the game. An important factor you need to consider is that the rules vary from one variation to another. However, after understanding the rules of the game, you need to know more about the bets. Understanding the bets will help you to create your own unique roulette strategy that can give a good return on your investment.

In this guide, I will outline various types of bets available in roulette.

The roulette game has two main betting categories – Inside bets and Outside bets. Each betting category consists of various types of bets and players are allowed to wager on both inside bets or outside bets. However, some online casino rooms limit players on how much they can wager on the table while other casino rooms do not limit players.

Inside Bets

The inside bets are known to offer a higher payout than outside bets and there are more risky. There are 8 types of inside bets to include;

Straight bets – this type of bet at which the player can wager on any single number on the table. Please note, when placing the chips for a straight bet, the chips should be placed in the middle of the numbered square.

Split bets – this type of bet that allows a player to wager on two numbers either vertical or horizontal at which the chips are placed on the line between the numbers e.g. 28-31, 28-29, or 10-11, etc.

Street bets – this type of bet that allows a player to wager on three numbers. The chips should be placed on a single horizontal line either left or right e.g. 3-2-1, 16-17-18, etc.

Corner bets (square bets) – this type of bet that allows a player to wager on four numbers. The chips should be placed on a the vertical and horizontal intersection, e.g. 20-21-23-24

Six line bets (double street) – this is a combination of two street bets where a player can place his chips on the adjoining lines of two street bets, e.g. 1-2-3 + 4-5-6.

Trio – this type of bet that allows a player to wager on three numbers that include the zero, e.g. 0-1-2 or 0-2-3

Basket (or the first four) – this is a wager on the first four numbers including the zero, e.g. 0-1-2-3.

Top Line bet – this is a bet that is available only with a variation that makes use of the double zero. A player is able to wager on all first 5 numbers e.g. 0-00-1-2-3

Outside Bets

Outside bets have a lower payout when compared to inside bets but the advantage is that they a less risky and players are able to double their return on investment with less effort.

The types of bets available include;

1-18 bet – this type of bet allows you to wager on a range of numbers 1-18. If the ball lands on any number within the range, you win.

19-36 bet – this type of bet allows you to wager on a range of numbers 19-36. If the ball lands on any number within the range, you win.

Red or Black – Players can either predict that the ball will land on either a Red colored number or Black colored number.

Even or Odd – players can wager on the outcome of the number that it will either be Odd or Even.\

Dozen Bets – a range of grouped numbers 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36.

Column Bets – a bet on all 12 numbers placed on any of the three vertical lines e.g. 3,6,9-36.