Roulette is one of the most popular casino games in the world, with different variations of the wheel taking pride of place in many casino establishments, both online and land-based. As the ultimate game of chance, it might be one of the simplest to play, but this doesn’t mean it’s not complex. In fact, there are many different types of bets you can place on a game of Roulette. So, join us as we take a look at the most common types of Roulette bets, so the next time you play at an online site like Griffon Casino, or your local land-based venue, you’ll know exactly how to make the most out of your gameplay. 

Outside bets

Outside bets are known as the even-money bets, and provide you with an almost 50% chance of winning. These include:

  • Red/black

This bet is a prediction of whether you think the ball will land in either a red or black pocket.

  • Odd/even

Similar to the red/black bet, this is a prediction of whether the outcome will be an odd or an even number.

  • High/low

The Roulette wheel is separated into two sections: high and low numbers. The high numbers are 19 through 36, and the low are 1 through 18. 

  • Columns 

This bet involves picking one of the three columns of 12 numbers that span the longest side of the Roulette table, paying double your bet. 

  • Dozens 

A dozen bet also covers 12 numbers and can pay out double your bet, but these numbers are in order. So, you can choose numbers one through 12, 13 through 24, or 25 through 36. 

Inside bets

Inside bets are the bets that can be picked from inside the rectangle where all the numbers are on the betting table. These include:

  • Straight-up

A straight-up bet is a bet on any single number. This pays 35:1.

  • Split

A split bet is a bet on the line between two numbers, so if either number comes up, you’ll win a payout of 17:1. 

  • Street

A street bet pays out 11:1, and consists of any three numbers within a row. This can be 1-3 or 4-6 etc.

  • Corner

Similar to a split bet, a corner bet is placed on four numbers that touch to form a square. If any of these numbers comes up, you’ll receive a payout of 8:1.

  • Line 

A line bet is like a street bet, but instead of covering three numbers within a row, you’ll cover two rows of three numbers. This pays 5:1.

  • Five-number

A five-number bet is a wager on the single zero, double zero, one, two and three. This can only be placed on American Roulette tables, and has a 13.16% chance of winning. If you do win, you’ll receive a 6:1 payout.

  • Basket

A basket bet, also known as a first four bet, is a wager on the single zero, one, two and three, also paying out 6:1. 

  • Snake

With a payout of 2:1, a snake bet covers the numbers one, five, nine, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30, 32 and 34. When chips are placed on all these numbers on the table, they will form a snake-like pattern – hence its name.

In addition to all these bet types, there are call bets, which are only available at French and European tables, final bets, which are only available on a single-zero Roulette wheel, and complete/maximum bets, which are most common in high-roller casinos. 

So, now that your Roulette bet knowledge is refreshed, will you be spinning the wheel? 

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