The inside and outside bets of Roulette

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When it comes to the casino, whether that be within brick and mortar casino establishments or online casino platforms, there will no doubt be a game or two of Roulette offered to players.

With this in mind, we wanted to take a look at just a handful of the many bets you can place at the iconic game table, known as inside and outside bets.

So, if you’re ready to know more about Roulette for your next casino trip, read on.

What’s the difference between the two?

Before we delve into the different bets you can place within each category, let’s first find out what the difference is between an inside and outside bet.

To put it simply, what determines a bet to be either inside or outside, is based on the position of the betting chip(s) when placed on the Roulette table.

When looking at the Roulette table, you’ll notice two sections – a numbered grid containing a single number, ranging from 0 to 36. The other section is comprised of boxes surrounding the grid, containing either numbers, letters or colours.

The grid containing individual numbers is known as the inside area, whereas the boxes surrounding the inside area, are known as the outside area.

Inside bets are played within the inside area, and outside bets are played within the outside area of the table layout.

Inside Bets

Straight up

If you were to place a betting chip(s) within a single numbered box, this is known as a straight up bet. So, whether you wanted to place a wager on your favourite number, door number or just a number at random, you simply need to place a betting chip(s) in the middle of the box containing the number you wish to wager upon.

A straight up bet carries a betting odd of 35:1.

Split

If you wanted to place a single wager on two numbers that happen to be next to one another on the table layout, this would be known as a split bet. To place a split bet, you’ll need to place a betting chip(s) on the line between the two numbered boxes. It is wise to remember here, that you can only place a split bet on the numbers that live next to each other either side to side, or above and below one another on the table. Also, just because they are found next to each other on the table, doesn’t mean they can be found next to each other on the Roulette wheel.

A split bet carries a betting odd of 17:1.

Outside Bets

Red or Black

For players wanting to place a wager on the colour of the pocketed compartment of the wheel, rather than the number, you can place what is known as a red or black bet. This simply allows players to wager on all the red pockets, or all the black. To place a red or black bet, you simply need to place a betting chip(s) inside the box stating red or black. This box can either be found to have the words ‘red’ or black, or be block coloured either red or black.

A red or black bet carries a betting odd of 1:1.

Odd or Even

An odd or even bet allows you to place a wager on all odd or even numbers with one single wagering amount. To do so, you simply need to place a betting chip(s) inside the box stating odd or even. It’s good to note here, that the zero(s) of the game are not included in either category, so if you want to bet zero, you’ll need to place a straight bet on it.

An odd or even bet carries a betting odd of 1:1. 

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