To play roulette, you simply need to place your chips on the layout in the betting positions of your choice. The basic bets in roulette can be divided into two main types: outside and inside bets. The outside bets are more likely to win but they have lower payouts. These include dozens and columns, and the even chance bets (red/black, odd/even, and high/low numbers).
The inside bets are the numbers on the central part of the layout. These have much higher payouts but are also more risky. You can bet on one individual number or a group of numbers. Below are the basic roulette bets:
This bet covers 1 number. Place your chip on one individual number. Pays 35-1.
This bet covers 2 numbers. Place your chip on the line between two numbers. Pays 17-1.
This bet covers 3 numbers. Place your chip on the line at the end of a row of 3 numbers. Pays 11-1.
This bet covers 4 numbers. Place your chips on the cross intersection between 4 numbers. Pays 8-1.
There are some special corner bets around zero. The first is ‘zero corner’, which covers the four numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3. This pays 8-1.
The other special corner bets around zero pay the same as street bets. These bets are the 0,1,2 corner and 0,2,3 corner and both these bets pay 11-1.
This bet covers 6 numbers. Place your chips on the intersection between two streets. Pays 5-1.
This bet covers 12 numbers. Place your chips in one of the boxes marked as 1st 12, 2nd 12 and 3rd 12. The 1st dozen covers the numbers 1-12, the 2nd dozen covers the numbers 13-24, and the 3rd dozen covers the numbers 25-36. Pays 2-1.
This bet covers 12 numbers. Place your chips inside one of the boxes at the bottom of the layout, marked as 2-1. There are 3 columns bets covering numbers running vertically down the layout. The 1st column covers numbers 1-34, the 2nd column covers numbers 2-35 and the 3rd column covers numbers 3-36. Pays 2-1.
This bet covers all the red or all the black numbers. Place your chips in the red or the black box on the outside of the layout. Pays 1-1, even money.
This bet covers all the odd or all the even numbers. Place your chips in the odd or the even box on the outside of the layout. Pays 1-1, even money.
- Roulette Dozens High low numbers
This bet covers all the high numbers (19 and over) or all the lower numbers (18 and under). Place your chips in the 19-36 box or the 1-18 box on the outside of the layout. Pays 1-1, even money.