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Roulette Inside Bets VS Outside Bets

A betting table which can please ever type of casino player.

There are two main groups of bets when playing roulette – Inside Bets and Outside Bets. These represent the betting options found on the table, with the inside section covering the individual numbers and the outside section being the one right next to it, where every bet covers a group of numbers. Most roulette versions have two separate betting limits for inside and outside wagers.

Roulette Inside Bets

Inside bets have the best payouts and give the players a lot of freedom as they can select any numbers they want, as long as they remain in the betting limits. The numbers are grouped in an ascending order and in lines of three, with the zero (and double-zero) on top. As a result of the arrangement on the table, there are three columns of twelve numbers and twelve lines of three numbers. The player can bet on a number (Straight), two adjoining numbers (Split), a row of three numbers (Street), four numbers with a point in common (Corner), two adjoining rows (Line) and on combinations between zero and the top numbers (Trio/Basket).

It is important to note that the player can make several of the inside bets mentioned above and combine as many types of wagers as he wants. The payout rates decreases as the odds of winning improve, with a straight bet paying 35:1.

Roulette Outside Bets

Outside bets have smaller payouts since they cover large groups of numbers and have better odds for getting the winning number correctly. The boxes present betting options for 12 or 18 numbers. Players can bet on the number being part of the first, second or third dozen in an ascending order, on any of the three columns, on it being low (1-18) or high (19-36), odd or even and black or red. The green zero pocket is not included in any of the betting options found in the outside section and the payout rates are based on the possible outcomes without taking it into consideration. For example, a bet on black pays 1:1.

It is possible to make several outside bets for the same spin. One can easily bet on black and even but the rates do not multiply. If both bets are successful, the payout will be 1:1 of the total wager.