Understanding Different Types of Roulette Bets

Learn about the different roulette bets, their odds and how they work


Types of Roulette Bets

It is a lot of fun to bet on roulette and you have many choices for what type of bet you want to make. It doesn’t take much study to understand how the bets work but by knowing a little bit more about them before you start you can make the most of your gaming experience. It is important that you understand what the odds of the different bets are so that you are aware of you chances of winning.


How to Bet on Roulette

When you read about roulette bets you might get a bit confused by the names. Don’t worry! Once you sit down by the roulette table the layout will make it clear to you what is meant by corner and inside bets. Once you know what the lowest limit of betting at the table is you can start placing your bets. It is up to you how many numbers or combinations you want to mark with your checkers. More bets cost more but you also stand a better chance to win. When the bets have been placed the croupier or computer will stop the wheel and let the ball drop to end up on one of the numbers.


Even Money Bets

Even number bets are the ones that will pay out even money i.e 1:1. That means that if you bet $5 and your bet wins you will get your money back plus an additional $5. The most common even number bets are Red or Black, Odd or Even, High or Low. These bets are popular to make and you stand a fair chance of actually winning a bit on them.


Inside and Outside Bets

All the bets made on the numbers marked on the inside of the grid on the roulette table are called inside bets. The outside bets are placed outside this grid and they are usually the Red or Black bets.



Roulette Bets



Betting on many Numbers at once

When you play on many numbers at once you won’t find the same choices on the European and American wheel. An example of this is the Five Number Bet which includes 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 and obviously belongs to the American game. The Square Bet is a bet where you can choose any four numbers regardless of their position on the table. This bet pays better than the even number bets but it can also cost more depending on what casino you are playing in.


Betting with Special Rules

When you play roulette you should be aware of how special rules can affect your roulette bets. If you play with the En Prison rule you can re-play your bet if the ball lands on zero. This increases you odds and makes the game more fun and exciting so try to find roulette games with this or other beneficial roulette rules.


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