How to bet on Roulette
As far as casino games are concerned, roulette currently ranks beneath slot machines, video poker, blackjack and craps on a global level, but within Europe remains one of the most popular casino games out there. The high-stakes open to lay normally entice the high-risk, high-reward style of a gambler.
Play on roulette begins when the dealer has paid all winning bets whilst taking in all losers and players-only can be sat at the roulette table. Until the dealer calls “no more bets” – when the ball is about to drop from the track at the top of the wheel down toward the numbered slots – players have the opportunity to put as much on whatever they choose.
Knowing what to bet on is important, with there being two different ways to bet on roulette, known as ‘inside’ bets and ‘outside’ bets. Generally, the maximum stake on inside bets is much lower than outside bets due to the highest odds on offer with an outsider. Inside bets include selecting a single number, with your odds sitting at 35/1.
Outside bets include:
Red or black
Simply selecting whether the ball will land on a red or black number with even odds
Odd or even
Selecting whether the number will be odd or even, again with even odds in return 1 through 18, 19 through 36 – to win here you must select whether the number will fall between 1-18 or 19-36, with double-your-money winnings.
Here, you must select whether the number the ball lands on falls between 1-12, 13-24 or 25-36 which pay out 2-1.
Similar to dozens with returns paid out at 2-1, the roulette grid is laid out in three columns, and you must select which column the number landed on belongs to.
Inside bets include:
The player must select which single number will come out on the wheel, with returns of 35-1.
Pays 17-1 and includes placing your chip between two individual numbers, meaning you have a wager on two different outcomes.
To perform this, place a chip on the line separating the outside from the inside, letting it straddle the horizontal line between two rows to give you six individual numbers and odds of 5-1.
There are a number of created to help increase your chances when playing roulette, but it ultimately remains a game of chance. Methods include the Martingale strategy, whereby you double your stake each time you place a bet on red/black in the hope that even if you lose, your next win will get you back to where you originally started.
This can, however, become a dangerous way of gambling if you continuously lose to the point where you can no longer keep putting money on a selection.