Free Contests
Back to WINNERonline
Friday, August 1
MSG Boards Casinos Bingo Sports Contests Poker Games


Get Started

Beginner's Guide



Ask Max

Play a Casino

Top Picks



Directory



Reviews



Slide Show



Random Pick

News & Features

Articles

Player Resources

Best Bonuses



Best Payouts



Biggest Jackpots



Tournaments



Message Boards

Free Games

Play Now!

Rules & Strategies

Blackjack



Slots



more...

Free Contests

Win Prizes!

More Channels

Bingo



Sports



Poker


Newsletter


Get free gambling tips and info! Subscribe to Gambling Newsletter


Feature
A Visual Guide to Roulette Betting
by Grant Eastbourne, WINNERonline.com
26 February 2002

Roulette is a great game if you're looking for a break from the cards, but not everyone knows how to place a bet at a roulette table. You're betting on where the ball lands, but where can you put your chips, can you bet on more than one number, and most importantly, how much does each type of bet pay?

Well, there are nine different roulette bets, each of which offer different payouts. Six of these bets are inside bets and three are outside. Limits for both types of bets vary, and are set by the house. Players also have the option of making more than one type of bet if they wish.

People should always remember that there are two types of roulette tables - American (double '0') and European (single '0'). Odds for American roulette are 5.26% in favor of the house but they drop to 2.70% in European roulette, so play European if you've got a choice.

Here's what each different bet, along with the payouts, looks like on an American roulette table.

Inside Bets

Inside bets cover all individual numbers from 1-36, as well as 0 and 00. These types of bets offer higher payouts than outside bets.

Straight (or Straight-up) Bet - Player bets on any single number on the table including 0 or 00. Chip(s) are placed on the number. Pays 35:1
Straight Bet

Split Bet - Player bets on any two numbers on the table including 0 or 00. Chip(s) are placed on the line between two numbers. Pays 17:1
Split Bet

Street (or Trio) Bet - Player bets on three numbers in a horizontal row. Chip(s) are placed on the line at the end of the row. Pays 11:1
Street Bet

Corner Bet - Player bets on any group of four numbers on the table. Chip(s) are placed at the intersection of the four numbers. Pays 8:1
Corner Bet

Line (or Six Number) Bet - Player bets on six numbers in two adjoining rows. Chip(s) are placed at the end of the line between the two rows. Pays 5:1
Line Bet

Five-Number Bet - Player bets on 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3. This bet gives the house the highest odds and should be avoided. Chip(s) are placed at the intersection of 2 and the line between 0 and 00. This bet is only possible in American roulette. Pays 6:1
Five-Number Bet


Check out the other roulette bets


Email this page to a friend
Go to the Message Boards
Contact the editor











About Us - Search - Advertise - Webmasters - Feedback



Back to Top Copyright 1999-2003 ALI Online Inc. All rights reserved. Service Terms | Editorial Policy