Roulette is a simple game. The only real learning new players have to do revolves around different bet types. Here we'll take a look at all of these bets and their odds so you can make informed decisions when playing.
To kick things off here we won’t be focussing on Lightning Roulette. Lightning Roulette’s multipliers mean that the odds associated with straight-up bets differ from regular European Roulette.
We’ll also only look at bets that are available with Evolution’s and Ezugi’s Roulette games. This means we won’t really dive into things like imprisonment (la partage) bets for example.
Outside bets are taken on the perimeter of the table. These bets can be made on colours as well as groups of numbers.
This is one of the more straightforward bets you can make when playing Roulette. You’re betting on whether the ball will stop in a Red sector or a Black sector. Generally, these are marked ar near the bottom of the table with Red and Black diamonds. This bet pays out at even money.
As the name implies, this bet requires you to pick whether the sector the ball comes to a stop in will be an odd number or an even number. This bet pays out at even money, but keep in mind that the 0 and 00 don’t count as either odd or even. These bets are placed using the EVEN and ODD sectors on the table which can be found outside the RED/BLACK sectors.
Here you are taking a bet on whether the ball will come to a stop on a Low (1-18) number or a High (19-36) number. These are even money bets. These bets are placed on the bottom left and right corners of table.
The Dozens bet covers – you, you guessed it – 12 numbers. This bet is taken by placing your bet in the 1st 12, 2nd 12 or 3rd 12 sectors of the board. Each of these pays out at 2/1.
- 1st 12 – This bet wins if the ball lands on any of the numbers from 1-12
- 2nd 12 – This bet wins if the ball lands on any of the numbers from 13-24
- 3rd 12 – This bet wins if the ball lands on any of the numbers from 25-36
Interestingly, the Columns bet actually makes use of rows on the table. To place a bet on any of these “Columns”, you need to place your chip in the “2 to 1” sectors on the far side of the board. This bet pays out at 2/1.
- Column 1 (bottom row) – This bet wins if the ball comes to a stop on any of the following numbers: 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34
- Column 2 (middle row) – This bet wins if the ball comes to a stop in any of the following numbers: 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35
- Column 3 (top row) – This bet wins if the ball comes to a stop in any of the following numbers: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36
Inside Bets – as the name implies – are bets taken on the inside section of the table where the number grid is located. There are several different Inside Roulette Bets that you can take. We break them down below:
A Straight Up bet simply requires you to select any single number on the board. You can select any number from 0 right the way through to 36. You can also have several Straight Up bets in play during a single game. This bet pays out at 35/1.
This is one of the more popular Inside Bets. Here, you place your chip on the line that separates two numbers. If the ball comes to a stop on either of these numbers, your bet will win! Again, you can have several of these bets in play during a single game. This pays out at 17/1.
Similar to a Split bet, the Corner bet is taken where four numbers intersect. Should the ball come to a stop in any of these four numbers, your bet will win. You can have several Corner bets in play during a single game. This pays out at 8/1.
A street bet requires you to select a row of three numbers. This type of bet is also called a steam or trio bet. To take this bet, place your chip on the line that separates the bottom number of your selected row with the dozens bets below. This pays out at 11/1.
These bets include the likes of:
- 1, 2, 3
- 4, 5, 6
- 7, 8, 9
- 31, 32, 33
- 34, 35, 36
These are similar to street bets. Instead of betting on a single row of three numbers, you’re betting on two rows of six numbers. This pays out at 5/1.
This bet includes number groups like:
Call or Neighbour bets are only available on European or French tables. These bets are taken on the racetrack-shaped area on the table.
Voisins du Zero
Voisins du Zero translates from French to English as “neighbours of zero”. This particular bet covers all of the numbers that find themselves closest to the zero on the Roulette wheel. The numbers covered are: 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25.
You will need a minimum of nine chips to take this bet. Two chips will be placed on the 0, 2, 3 trio, a single chip on the 4/7 split, one chip on the 12/15 chip, one on the 18/21 split, one on the 19/22 split, two on the 25/26/28/29 corner and on on the 32/35 split.
Tiers du Cylindre
This one translates to “thirds of the wheel.”. It covers a total of 12 numbers that includes everything 27, 33 and all of the numbers that lie between them on the Roulette wheel opposite to zero.
You will need a minimum of six chips here which will be placed on the following splits: 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30 and 33/36.
This translates to “zero game.” This bet is played on the numbers closest to zero on the wheel – 12,35, 3, 26, 0, 32 and 15.
You will need a minimum of four chips for this bet. One is placed on the 26, with the other three placed on the 0/3, 12/15 and 32/35 splits.
This translates to “orphans.” The bet includes the eight numbers that fall outside of the Tiers and Voisins bets. The numbers included are: 17, 34, 6, 1, 20, 14, 31, and 9.
The bet is broken down as follows: one chip on the 1, and a single chip on the 6/9, 14/17 and 31/34 splits.
This is a pretty simple bet that seems more complicated than it really is. Place a chip on a single number using the racetrack and a chip will be placed on each of its neighbours. You can increase or decrease the number of neighbours you’d like to include in your bet by clicking on the “+” and “-” next to the wheel track.