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How Roulette Bets Work: A Beginner’s Guide

How Roulette Bets Work: A Beginner’s Guide | LeoVegas Casino

Looks like someone’s interested in learning a thing or two about roulette bets! Well, you’re in for a treat because you’ve landed in our beginner’s guide to roulette betting. Before you dive headfirst into this live casino game, it’s important that you first get an idea of the standard bets you can place in roulette online.

But before you get down to business, we want to make sure you’re well equipped to be reading this guide. If you don’t know the first thing about how to play roulette, make sure to read our easy guide to live roulette. Then, once you’ve got a good grasp of the basics, come back to this guide to take your betting game from zero to hero!

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Roulette Inside Bets

The Inside Bets are simple to recognise on the table as these bets are placed on individual numbers on the table layout. It’s important to keep in mind that these bets aren’t mutually exclusive and may, therefore, overlap one another - altering, and in some cases improving your odds and payout.

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A) Straight Up Bet (Aka. Straight Bet)

First things first, the most straightforward bet in roulette is the Straight Up Bet. Covering one single outcome, the Straight Up Bet carries the highest roulette payout as it requires you to predict the precise pocket the ball will land in.

  • Where to place the chip: At the centre of the selected number.
  • Roulette Payout: 35:1

Did you know? Although a Straight Up Bet typically pays 35:1, this may differ slightly in variants such as Lightning Roulette

B) Split Bet

Here’s where things get interesting in roulette betting! Did you know that you can divide your bet across multiple numbers? A Split Bet is self-explanatory. Split between two adjacent numbers on the table, the Split Bet is placed on two numbers positioned horizontally or vertically of one another.

  • Where to place your chips: On the line dividing the two selected numbers.
  • Roulette Payout: 17:1

C) Street Bet (Aka. Three Line Bet)

If you’ve done your reading, you’ll know that a roulette table is divided into twelve rows - each of which consists of three numbers. To place a Street Bet, all you need to do is bet on three adjacent numbers in a row.

  • Where to place your chips: On the lower line which separates the dozens from the inside numbers.
  • Roulette Payout: 11:1

D) Corner Bet (Aka. Square Bet)

If there’s a cluster of numbers that calls your name, the Corner Bet might just be for you as it allows you to bet on four neighbouring numbers.

  • Where to place your chips: On the centre of the square being formed by your four selected numbers.
  • Roulette Payout: 8:1

E) Zero Corner Bet (Aka. Top Line)

Much the same as the Cornet Bet, the Zero Corner Bet also covers four numbers on the table layout. More specifically, it allows you to bet on the first four numbers on the grid. These being: 0, 1, 2, and 3.

  • Where to place your chips: On the outer corner of 1, intersecting the line that divides 0 from 1, 2, and 3.
  • Roulette Payout: 8:1

F) Six Line Bet (Aka. Line Bet)

Also known as a Line Bet, the Six Line Bet lets you bet on two adjacent rows of numbers, covering six numbers at a time.

  • Where to place your chips: On the outer corner of the line dividing your two rows of numbers.
  • Roulette Payout: 5:1

Roulette Outside Bets

Betting on numbers may be overwhelming when you’re still new to this game. So how can you cover more of the table with fewer chips? Outside Bets are your go-to in this situation! Covering up to 18 numbers at a time, Outside Bets are sometimes preferred by beginners who are still learning how to bet in roulette as they’re simpler to understand. These are located on the outside perimeter of the layout and are labelled accordingly for easier identification.

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G) Dozen Bet

Split into three sets of twelve numbers, the Dozen Bets cover twelve consecutive numbers each.

  • Where to place your chips: On the section which reads ‘1st 12’ to bet on the numbers ranging from 1 to 12. On the section which reads ‘2nd 12’ to bet on the numbers ranging from 13 to 24. On the section which reads ‘3rd 12’ to bet on the numbers ranging from 25 to 36.
  • Roulette Payout: 2:1

H) Column Bet

Just like the Dozen Bet, the Column Bet comes in a pack of three. Each Column Bet covers a dozen of numbers which are vertically adjacent to one another on the table layout.

  • Where to place your chips: On the section of the table layout marked as ‘2To1’. Each section covers the twelve numbers in its respective row.
  • Roulette Payout: 2:1

I) Red/Black Bet

The Red/Black Bet allows you to bet on colour as opposed to numbers. Covering eighteen numbers with one stake, this bet invites you to guess whether the ball will fall on a red or black pocket in the wheel.

  • Where to place your chips: On the square marked as ‘BLACK’ if you want to bet on all eighteen numbers coloured in black on the table layout. On the square marked as ‘RED’ if you want to bet on the remaining eighteen numbers coloured in red.
  • Roulette Payout: 1:1

J) Odd/Even Bet

Allowing you to bet on eighteen numbers with one stake, the Odd/Even Bet enables you to predict whether the winning number will be odd or even.

  • Where to place your chips: On the square marked as ‘EVEN’ if you want to bet on all the even numbers on the table layout, starting from 2. On the square marked as ‘ODD’ if you want to bet on all the remaining odd numbers.
  • Roulette Payout: 1:1

K) High/Low Bet

The High/Low Bet is a convenient way of covering eighteen numbers at a time as it allows you to bet on whether the winning numbers will be at the higher or lower end of the spectrum.

  • Where to place your chips: On ‘1 to 18’ to bet on all eighteen numbers from 1 to 18. On ‘19 to 36’ to bet on the remaining eighteen numbers ranging from 19 to 36.
  • Roulette Payout: 1:1

Did you know? The Red/Black, Odd/Even and High/Low Bets are also known as Even Chance Bets as they all pay 1:1. In the case of Even Chance Bets, Column Bets, and Dozen Bets, you lose all Outside Bets when the ball lands on 0. This is applicable for the majority of our roulette tables although exceptions exist.

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Roulette Payout

Typically speaking, roulette payouts are illustrated as x to 1. In this case, x is the amount of money awarded for every dollar staked. The payout for every roulette bet will vary depending on the probability of the respective bet winning. As a matter of fact, you’ll notice that the more numbers a bet covers, the lower the payout will be.

As we’ve seen above, the Straight Up Bet has the highest roulette payout, offering you 35:1. In this case, if you bet ₹100 on 16 and the ball lands on your selected number, then you would receive ₹3,500 in winnings. On top of this, the casino would pay your stake back - for a total of ₹3,600.

Roulette Table Limit

When placing your chips, it’s important to know that each roulette table has a table limit. This varies from one casino to another and indicates the maximum bet offered at a table. So let’s say, for example, that the table limit is ₹50,000. If you wager ₹50,000 on a Straight Up Bet and the ball lands on your selected number, then you would win ₹50,000 * 35 = ₹1,750,000.

If you’re having trouble locating the payouts and table limit of a game, click the push pin icon on the upper left corner for more information.

Did you know? When placing your chips, the table will highlight the numbers you’re betting on for easier recognition.

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