A Refresher of the Bets in Roulette

The game of roulette is very simple to understand and play. The roulette table is laid out in front of you and you place your bet on one number or a combination of numbers. Depending on the roulette ball comes to a stop on the roulette wheel after it stops spinning you either win or lose.

Placing the right kind of bet in roulette is very important. The more the payout the riskier is the bet. Hence, when you are new to roulette it always pays to take the safe options rather than the risky ones. Given below are the payouts and winning probabilities of the bets in an American roulette table.

Straight bet is a bet on a single number on the roulette table. The payout is 35:1 and the winning probability is 2.63%.

Split bet is a bet on two numbers on the roulette table that are adjoining, either horizontally or vertically. The payout is 17:1 and the winning probability is 5.26%.

Street bet is a bet on three numbers on a single horizontal line on the roulette table. The payout is 11:1 and the winning probability is 7.89%.

Corner bet is a bet on four numbers arranged in a square form on the roulette table. The payout is 8:1 and the winning probability is 10.53%.

First Five bet is a bet on the numbers 00, 0, 1, 2 and 3. The payout is 6:1 and the winning probability is 13.16%. But making this bet doesn’t help you because the house edge here is 7.89%.

Double Street bet is a bet on two streets arranged in an adjoining manner on the roulette table. The payout is 5:1 and the winning probability is 15.79%.

All these bets are inside bets because they are made inside the roulette table. You can also make outside bets, the details of which are given below.

You can bet on red or black or even or odd or the numbers 1 to 18 or 19 to 36. The payout for all of these bets is 1:1 and the winning probability is 47.37%.

Dozen bets are bets on 1 to 12 or 13 to 24 or 25 to 36. The payout for all of these bets is 2:1 and the winning probability is 31.58%.

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