Roulette is one of the most popular casino games available – actually, probably the second most played after blackjack – for table games at least. The game of roulette is an easy one to play, especially once you get to see the table and the betting options available, as they are straightforwardly mentioned there to read.

In roulette, there are 36 number slots to bet on, plus the additional 0 and 00 spots. Bets are placed on a chart organized in 3 columns and 12 rows. There are two types of bets that are placed in roulette: inside bets and outside bets. The odds of winning an inside bet are less because the player is betting that the ball will fall on a specific number or more exclusive set of numbers. However, winning an inside bet will grant a larger payout. Outside bets cover a wider range of numbers and are more likely to result in a win, an example being that the ball will fall on an even number. This is likely to occur given that there are 18 even numbers on the wheel. The payouts for outside bets are smaller, but a lucky streak could amount to a large sum in the end. Players can make inside and outside bets at the same time during a game. Below are lists of the different types of inside bets and outside bets.

Inside Bets

  • Straight Up: A bet on a single number, including 0 and 00.
  • Split: A bet on a pair of joined numbers.
  • Street: A bet on 3 numbers in a horizontal line.
  • Corner: A bet on 4 numbers in a square.
  • Six Line: A bet on 2 joined streets of 6 numbers.
  • Trio: A bet on the line that intersects the number groups 0, 1 and 2, or 00, 2 and 3.

Outside Bets

A bet that the ball will fall on any of the slots marked:

  • 1-18 or 19-36
  • Red or Black
  • Even or Odd
  • Dozen Bets: A bet that the ball will fall on one of three groups of 12 numbers. Number groups are (1-12), (13-24), (25-36).
  • Column Bets: Placing a bet on all 12 numbers on any of the 3 columns.