Moving on, you need to learn how to bet using the table layout. You have a variety of choices which include betting on a selected number (between 1 and 36) or a group of numbers, picking a certain colour (red or black) and placing special bets. Casino Manual will now explain the various betting options you have as a Roulette player:

Inside Bets

This type of bet gets its name from the fact that the chips used are placed ‘inside’ the numbered grid on the Roulette game table. This is also known as the number grid. If the table has a minimum bet amount such as £10, that means you can place five bets of £2 each on different numbers or £10 all together on one number – the choice is yours. The types of inside bets are as follows:

Straight Bet – this is a single number wager or bet. This pays at 35 to 1. In order to make this bet, you place your chip(s) entirely inside the number of your choice.

Split Bet – this is a bet on two numbers and pays at 17 to 1. In order to make this bet, you place your chip(s) on the line between the two numbers of your choice.

Street Bet – this is a bet on three numbers on a single horizontal line and it pays 11 to 1. In order to make this bet, you place your chip(s) on the end of the line (can be on the left of the right depending on the casino table layout. This can also be known as a line bet.

Corner Bet – this is also known as the Quad or Square bet and it pays 8 to 1. In order to make this bet, you place your chip(s) in the middle of the 4 chosen numbers.

Double Street Bet – this is also known as a Six Line and pays 5 to 1. In order to make this bet, you place your chip(s) in between Street bets. This bet is basically combining two Street bets together.

Three Line Bet – this is also known as a Trio and pays 11 to 1. In order to make this bet, you place your chip(s) on the intersect point between ‘0’, ‘1’ and ‘2’. This bet can only be made in the European version only.

Basket Bet – this bet pays 6 to 1. In order to make this bet, you place your chip(s) on ‘0’, ’00’, ‘1’, ‘2’ and ‘3’. This bet can only be played in the American version only and is technically the worst bet in Roulette.

Top Line Bet – this bet pays 6 to 1. In order to make this bet, you place your chip(s) either at the corner of ‘0’ and ‘1’ or the corner ’00’ and ‘3’. This bet is only available on the American version.

Outside Bets

This type of bet gets its name from the fact that the chips used are placed ‘outside’ the numbered grid on the Roulette game table. These bets involve wagering or betting on a colour (red or black) or on a certain group of numbers. The types of outside bets are as follows:

1 to 18 – this bet pays 1 to 1 and in order to make this bet, you place your chip(s) on the first low eighteen numbers (‘1′ to ’18’). This is demonstrated with a 1-18 square on the table.

19-36 – this bet also pays 1 to 1 and in order to place this bet, you should place your chip(s) on the last high eighteen numbers (’19 to ’36’). This is shown on the table with a 19-36 square.

Red or Black – this bet pays 1 to 1 and in order to place this bet, you should place your chip(s) on either the red square or black square. This is one of the most popular bets in roulette.

Even or Odd – this is a bet on an even or odd number (which particular one doesn’t matter). This bets pays 1 to 1 and you should place your chip(s) on either the even or odd squares. Again, this type of bet is very popular with roulette players.

Dozen Bet – this bet pays 2 to 1 and consists of placing a bet on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd 12 numbers (i.e. 1-12, 13-24, 25-36). To place this bet, you should place your chip(s) on the 1st 12, 2nd 12 or 3rd 12 squares.

Column Bet – this bet also pays 2 to 1 and consists of placing a stake on the column of numbers (12 numbers). To place this bet, you should place your chip(s) on the 2 to 1 boxes at the foot end of the numbers.

Now you have an in-depth look into all the roulette bets you can make, you need to understand the house odds as well as the payout ratios for each type of bet. The next article explains what your possible return is on all bets so click here for more information.