Types of Bets in Roulette


Roulette is a gambling game that revolves around a spinning wheel with numbered holes. The croupier throws a ball into the wheel and watches as it bounces and settles into one of the pockets on the wheel. The resulting number is the winning number, and players who bet on that number win.

The wheel

A roulette wheel consists of a solid wood disk with metal partitions called canoes that separate the rows of pockets that hold the alternating red and black numbers. The canoes are divided into sections arranged in numerical order from 1 to 36, with the exception of a 37th compartment that is painted green and carries the sign 0.

Each section is filled with colored balls, and the ball spins around the center of the wheel. The ball can spin either clockwise or counter-clockwise.

Inside and Outside Bets

There are a number of “inside” bets that pay out on specific pockets. These include straight up bets, split bets, line bets, and more.

The Street Bet/Trio: This bet is also known as a transversal bet, and involves placing your chip(s) on the outside border of a row of three consecutive numbers. If you win, this bet pays out 11-1.

Corner Bet/Square: This bet is a bit more complicated than the Street Bet, but still fairly simple to understand. It is made by placing your chip(s) on the point shared by all four numbers in a square on the board.

This type of bet is also available on a six-line layout, and has a payout of 5-1.

There are also several other types of bets on the roulette table. Some of them are more complex than others, but all of them can give you a better chance of winning.

The High or Low Bet: This is another roulette bet that pays out even money if you bet on any of the first 18 numbers on the board (1-6) or the last 18 (19-36). If the ball lands on 0 or 00, you lose both your bet and the house’s.

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