Inside Bets

Of the two major types of bets in roulette, the inside bets are very popular and most frequently placed by the players because of their high payouts. The inside bets are placed on a number or combination of numbers which appear on the roulette wheel. In order to play the bets the players have to place their chips on the corresponding slot on the roulette table.

The highest paying inside bet in roulette is the en plein or the straight up bet. It is place only on one numbers and the chip for betting is placed on the corresponding grid. As the chance of a single number coming up is less, the payout of the straight up bet is highest at 35 to 1.

The second highest paying bet is the split bet and it is placed on two numbers. However, the two numbers selected by the players has to be side by side on the roulette table so that the chip can be placed in between the two boxes. The payout is 17 to 1. A particular kind of split bet only found in American roulette is the Row 00 where the player places the bet on 0 and 00. The payout is similar to that of the split bet.

The street bet is placed on three numbers; the three numbers selected should be such that they form a single row on roulette table. Payout for this kind of bet is 11 to 1. In American roulette bet which is placed on the three numbers is called the basket bet; here the three betting numbers can be 0, 1 and 2, 00, 2 and 3 or 0, 00 and 2. The trio bet can be found in the European version where the sets of numbers are different – 0, 1 and 2 or 0, 2 and 3.

The next kind of bet is for betting on four numbers and its payout is 8 to 1. The four numbers for the bets have to appear as a block on the roulette table so that the chip can be placed in the middle.

In American roulette, the bet made on five numbers is called the top line bet; the five numbers for this bet are 1, 2, 3, 0 and 00 and the payout is 6 to 1. For betting on six numbers the players have to play the six line or the sixaine bet which is placed between two street bets and the payout is 5 to 1.

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