Mathematician Blaise Pascal invented the roulette wheel by pure chance. From then to nowadays, this has been the most recognizable casino game, equally popular among skilled players and newbies. After reading about all you should know regarding American roulette, it’s time to get familiar with bet types in this type of a game.
In American roulette you can place an outside or an inside bet.
An outside bet is placed on large groups of numbers or on a single color. Outside bets include bets on Red, Black, Odd, Even, 1-18, 19-36, 1st 12, 2nd 12, 3rd 12, and the 2 to 1 columns. Outside bets have better odds of winning and lower payouts.
On the other hand, an inside bet is placed on a specific number or a small group of numbers. Inside bets include straight up bets, split bets, street bets, corner bets, five-number bets, and six-number bets. Unlike outside bets, inside bets have lower odds of winning and higher payouts.
Outside Bet Types
Red – Winning number will be red.
Black – Winning number will be black.
Odd – Winning number will be odd.
Even – Winning number will be even.
1 – 18 – Winning number will be between 1 and 18.
19 – 36 – Winning number will be between 19 and 36.
1st 12 – Winning number will be between 1 and 12.
2nd 12 – Winning number will be between 13 and 24.
3rd 12 – Winning number will be between 25 and 36.
2 to 1 Column – Winning number will be in the selected 2 to 1 column.
Inside Bet Types
Straight Up – You will win if the winning number is the exact number you bet on.
Split Bet – It is a single bet on two numbers, so you win 17:1 if either number wins. To place a split bet, click on the line between two numbers.
Street Bet – One more single bet, but on three numbers. To place it you should click on the right-hand line on the outer edge of the three numbers. You win 11:1 if any of the three numbers win.
Corner Bet – This is a bet on four numbers. To place a corner bet, just click on the intersection of four numbers. You win 8:1 if any of those numbers win.
Five-Number Bet – A five-number bet is a single bet on the numbers 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3. You win 6:1 if any of those five numbers win. Because of that, to place the five-number bet, click on the right-hand corner shared by 00 and 3.
Six-Number Bet – As the name suggests, you should bet on six numbers. So, if you want to place it, click on the right-hand corner shared by two numbers on the right side of the table. Moreover, you win 5:1 if any of those six numbers win.