Types of Roulette Bets

Types of Online Roulette Bets

A good understanding of the various Roulette bets will give players a better understanding of how to play online Roulette and also increases the odds of them landing a winning spin.

Roulette bets can be divided into two main types, inside and outside bets.  Inside bets are the ones that are placed on the inner section while outside bets are those placed outside of the numbered part. The inside bets are more difficult to win, but have larger payouts.  Inside bets are usually placed on one number or a combination of six numbers.  Inside bets vary depending on whether players are playing American or European Roulette.

Inside Bets

A straight up bet is placed on a single number and here players place their chips on that particular number.  There is the option to place more than one straight up bet.  Players have a better chance of winning if playing European Roulette.  A split bet is placing a bet on two numbers next to each other and the numbers can be connected vertically or horizontally.  A player will place their chips on the line between the two numbers.  A street bet is placing a bet on three numbers horizontally along the same line by placing their chips on the end of the line where the bet is placed.

The corner bet is placing a bet on four numbers at the intersection such as 11, 12, 14 and 15 by placing their chips where the four numbers intersect.  The double street bet or six line best is placed on six numbers which are two horizontal lines with three numbers next to each other.  The top line or five line bet is only found when playing American Roulette.  With this bet a player will place a bet on five numbers which include 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 and place their chips at the intersection of 0 and 1 or 00 and 3.

Outside Bets

Outside bets have a lower risk with lower payouts.  A High low bet is where a player places a bet on high or low numbers. The low numbers range from 1 to 18 and the high numbers range from 19 to 36.  Odd even bets are placed on odd or even numbers by placing their chips in the odds or even section.  A red black bet is placing a bet on either red or black by placing the chips on the black or red diamond box.  The columns bet is where a player places a bet on one of the three columns of 12 numbers and this bet is done by placing the chips under the last number in the column.  The dozens bet can be placed in a number of ways.  The player must place a bet on one of the three groups of 12 which are 1 to 12, 13 to 24 and 25 to 36.

In order to be a successful online Roulette player it is important to understand how these bets work and the odds associated with each one.  For first time online Roulette players it is probably a good idea to begin with outside bets as they are less of a risk.  Online casinos will offer players the option of trying out their Roulette games for free and this would be an excellent way to master Roulette playing skills.