Playing and Making Bets in Roulette

Playing and Making Bets in Roulette

Playing roulette at casinos is pretty much thrilling and exciting. This is a casino game that lets players to take home big sums of money in exchange for a small sum of bet. The biggest payout in roulette is 35:1 therefore you could win up to $350 for your $10 bet. Nevertheless, just like a typical casino game, there is always the casino edge applied in roulette.

The Play

There is no doubt that roulette is definitely easy to play because the bets of the players are based on a certain number and color. All in all, roulette has 36 numbers colored alternately in black and red. A green colored number labeled '0' is present in European roulette. Two green colored numbers labeled '0' and '00' are present in American roulette. These green colored numbers depict the casino edge of the game. When all the players have placed their bets on the table layout, a small white ball will be dropped onto the spinning wheel and the number that the ball falls into is the winning number and color.

The Bets

Betting in roulette is also exciting because players have the liberty to make their bets on both inside bets and outside bets. Inside bets in roulette means that players will bet on a specific number on the wheel or a small group of numbers. Outside bets in roulette means that players will bet on specific groups of numbers, specific color of the number, or whether the number is odd or even.

These are the kinds of inside bets namely, straight up bet, split bet, street bet, corner bet, six line bet, and trio bet. A straight up bet is to bet on a specific number in roulette. This kind of bet has the lowest chance of being hit but it also has the highest payout available in roulette. The rest of the inside bets are betting on a small group of numbers which may consist of two, three, four, five, or six numbers.

These are the kinds of outside bets namely, 1-18, 19-36, odd, even, black, red, and dozen. The name of the bets literally describes the bet. Betting on 1-18 or 19-36 and dozens means that the hit number belongs to one of the groups. You can also bet if the hit number in roulette is odd or even and black or red.

The Odds

Each type of bet in roulette has its corresponding odds in the game. Straight up bet has the worst odds and the even money bets of odd, even, red, or black have the best odds in roulette. These bets show frequent results but if you are not betting smartly, they will also be the cause of your large losses.