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Intro: Knowing where to put your bets on the table
Written on Monday 29th of October 2012

When playing roulette, it is easy to lose money because you don’t know a sensible bet from a crazy bet. Therefore it is a good idea to get acquainted with the different types of bets in roulette. Check out the simple roulette betting guide below and you may think twice before sticking your whole chip stack on one number.

Roulette Betting

European Roulette Table betting


Inside Bets
Roulette Betting Chip Straight Up: A bet on an individual number, including zero (0). The bet is placed directly on top of the chosen number.
Chances of Winning (35/1)
Split Bet: A bet can be placed on any two adjacent numbers, by placing the bet on the line between your two chosen numbers.
Chances of Winning (17/1)
Roulette Betting Chip Street Bet: A bet is placed on the outer boundary line of the roulette table, next to the corresponding row of three numbers. It is worth noting that street bets can be place on 0, 1, and 2 or 0, 2 and 3.
Chances of Winning (11/1)
Corner Bet: This is a bet on four numbers at the same time. You place your bet on the cross where the four numbers intersect. You can have a corner bet on 0, 1, 2 and 3 by placing your bet on the upper right boundary line between 0 and 3.
Chances of Winning (8/1)
Roulette Betting Chip Line Bet: This has six different numbers in two rows of three numbers. The bet is placed on the closest boundary line of the table, on the dividing line of the two rows.
Chances of Winning (5/1)


Outside Bets
Roulette Betting Chip Column Bets: On the short side of the roulette table there are three boxes marked “2 to 1”. A bet in one of these boxes marks all twelve numbers above it. Does not include zero (0).
Chances of Winning (2/1)
Roulette Betting Chip Dozen Bet: A bet placed in any of the three boxes on the long side of the roulette table marked “1st 12”, “2nd 12” or “3rd 12” gives you a bet on twelve numbers.
Chances of Winning (2/1)
Roulette Betting Chip Red/Black, Even/Odd or Hi/Lo: A bet placed in one of the six boxes furthest out on the long side of the table covers half the numbers, eighteen in total (excluding 0).
Chances of Winning (Evens)

Please note that chances of winning have been calculated without factoring in the number zero (0). This gives the casino a house edge of between 0.5% to 1% depending on the type of roulette game you are playing. If you would like to find out about how to win at roulette then take a look at our guide for ways of doing this.