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Guide to 20+ Different Types of Roulette Bets

Different Types of Roulette Bets

Roulette is a fun game to play, whether it’s by yourself online or live with other players. But it can be sort of tricky to learn at first with all the different types of bets you can make – especially if you play live.

The challenge with playing live is many of your bets are made as the wheel’s spinning. If you don’t know what bets you can make, how to make them or how they work, you might slow the game down. Then the other players will know you’re a beginner. Some people might find that embarrassing.

So it’s a good idea to have a solid understanding of the types of roulette bets you can make before you hit the casino. Even if you’re playing online, you’ll still want to know what you’re doing – what you’re betting on and why you’re betting it.

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It also helps to know the odds, payouts and house edge of each roulette bet. That way you can make an educated choice about how much risk you take, and so you know how much money you stand to win/lose.

Those are the exact things this page’s going to help you with.

More Than 20 Types of Roulette Bets

If you do some Googling, you’ll see different websites and even Google’s related searches say there’s 16 types of roulette bets.

Well, I counted more than that. First, you have your inside and outside bets. You can make these on every roulette wheel. Then you have your call bets which are available only on European and French wheels. Then there’s a couple unique bets that are casino specific rather than game specific.

The following list includes all the types of roulette bets we could find, along with whatever details we could dig up including odds, payouts and how to specifically make each bet.

The list starts with the best roulette bets you can make. These are the easiest to understand, to make and least expensive. Then as you make your way down the list things get a bit harder and more expensive.

Let’s get started.

Outside Bets

These are bets made on the perimeter of the roulette table. These are bets made on groups of numbers or colors, instead on a specific number.

Red/Black
Red/Black

Simple. You’re making a bet on whether a red or black number will win. These are marked “red” or “black” on the table.

This is an even money bet (1:1). But because of the 0 or 00 on the wheel – neither of which are black OR red – your odds of winning less than 50/50. This is where the casino gets their advantage.

Odd/Even
Odd/Even

You’re betting on whether an even or odd number is selected. This is marked as “even” and “odd” on the table.

This too is an even money bet, but because of the 0 and 00 you don’t have 50/50 odds of winning.

High/Low
High/Low

You’re betting on whether the number selected will fall within 1-18 (low) or 19-36 (high). Both are even money bets.

Columns
Columns

This is a bet on the outcome being a number within one of the three columns of 12 numbers that span the longest side of the roulette table.

  • Column 1 – This covers the ball landing on the numbers: 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 34
  • Column 2 – This covers the ball landing on numbers: 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35
  • Column 3 – This covers the ball landing on numbers: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36

Each column pays 2:1, or double your bet.

Dozens
Dozens

This bet covers a dozen numbers too. But, in order:

  • 1st 12 – This covers the ball landing on numbers 1-12.
  • 2nd 12 – This covers the ball landing on numbers 13-24.
  • 3rd 12 – This covers the ball landing on numbers 25-36.

Each dozen pays 2:1, or double your bet.

Inside Bets

Inside bets cover picks made from inside the rectangle where all the numbers are. There are a few different bets you can make.

Straight Up
Straight Up

This is a bet on any number. You can pick 1, 7, 13, 0, etc. If the ball lands on your number, you win. If it doesn’t, you lose. Simple. Each straight bet pays 35:1.

Split
Split

This is the opposite of a straight bet. Instead of betting on one number, you’re placing a bet on the line that separates two numbers. If either number comes up, you win. Examples of wagers you can make include: 1|2, 2|5, 13|14, 13|16, 25|26, 26|27, 27|30. So long as the two numbers sit next to each other, you can split a bet between them. This pays 17:1.

Street
Street

This is a bet on any number within a row of 3 numbers. For example:

  • 1, 2, 3
  • 4, 5, 6
  • 7, 8, 9
  • 34, 35, 36

If the ball lands on any number within the trio, you’re paid 11:1. These bets are also called trio or steam bets.

Corner
Corner

This bet is similar to the split bet. But instead of two numbers, you’re betting that one of four numbers will come up. These numbers also need to touch (to form a square). Here are a few examples:

1 | 2 | 4 | 52 | 3 | 5| 616 | 17 | 19 | 2029 | 30 | 32 | 33

These are also called four-number or square bets. They pay 8:1.

Line
Line

These are similar to streets bets, but instead of covering 1 row of 3 numbers, you cover 2 rows of 3 numbers. For example:

  • 1-6
  • 4-9
  • 7-12
  • 13-18
  • 31-36

The numbers need to be on two consecutive rows. These are also called six-number bets. The payoff is 5:1.

Five-Number Bet
Five-Number Bet

This is a wager on the group of numbers: 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3. These are the only numbers included in this bet. The house pays 6:1 if you win and has a 13.16% probability of winning.

These odds make it one of the worst roulette bets you can make. This is also called a “top line” bet.

Basket
Basket

This is a bet on the numbers 0-1-2-3. It’s also called a “first four” bet. This pays 6:1.

Snake Bet
Snake Bet

This is a unique bet that covers the numbers: 1, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30, 32, and 34. This bet gets its name from the snake-like pattern you get when you highlight these numbers.

This pays 2:1.

Call Bets

Call bets are only available on European and French roulette tables. This means you won’t find these at every (online) casino.

What makes these different from the bets above is they’re “called out” or “announced” instead of placing your money on the table.

In some cases, calling out your bets may also mean you’re gambling on credit. This is illegal in some parts of the world.

Here are the different call bets you can make.

Voisins du Zero
Voisins du Zero

The translation is “neighbors of zero.” This bet covers the numbers closest to the 0 on a single 0 roulette wheel – the 17 numbers that lie between (and include) 22 and 25. This includes: 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25.

This bet requires 9 chips minimum. 2 chips are placed on the 0, 2, 3 trio; 1 on the 4/7 split; 1 on 12/15; 1 on 18/21; 1 on 19/22; 2 on 25/26/28/29 corner; and 1 on 32/35.

Jeu Zero
Jeu Zero

This means “zero game”. You’re playing for the numbers closest to zero which include: 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15.

This bet requires 4 chips. 3 chips are placed on splits (0/3, 12/15, 32/35) and 1 chip is bet straight up (26).

This bet’s popular in German and European casinos and is often offered as a 5-piece bet. One variation, called “zero spiel naca”, included an additional bet – a straight up bet on 19.

Tiers du Cylindre
Tiers du Cylindre

This means “thirds of the wheel”. This includes the 12 numbers on the opposite side of the wheel between (and including) 27 and 33. On a single zero wheel this includes the numbers: 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33. 6 chips are wagered; 1 chip is placed on each of the following splits: 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30, 33/36.

In some South African casinos there’s a “Series 5/8” variation that includes the following (split) wagers: 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30, 33/36.

There’s also another variation called “Tier 5, 8, 10, 11”. This has an additional bet made straight up on 5, 8, 10 and 11 – making it a 10-pice bet overall.

And another variation is called “giocco / Giocco Ferrari” which is a straight up bet on 8, 11, 23 and 30.

Orphelins
Orphelins

These are the numbers that make up the two slices of the wheel outside of the Tiers and Voisins bets. It includes 8 numbers: 17, 34, 6 and 1, 20, 14, 31, 9.

5 bets are placed on 4 splits and 1 straight up. The straight up bet is 1, and the splits include: 6/9, 14/17, 17/20 and 31/34.

Neighbors
Neighbors

This is a more confusing bet. This is a number backed with two numbers on either side of it in a 5-piece bet. According to Wikipedia:

For example, “0 and the Neighbors” is a 5 piece bet with 1 piece straight-up on 3, 26, 0, 32 and 15. Neighbors bets are often put on in combinations, for example “1, 9, 14 and the neighbors” is a 15-piece bet covering 18, 22, 33, 16 with 1 piece; 9, 31, 20, 1 with 2 pieces and 14 with 3 pieces.

Last, any of the bets covered above (call bets) may be combined with “…and the neighbors” bet.

Final Bet

This is a bet made on a single zero roulette wheel. You’re making a bet on the “final” digit.

For example, if you make a “final 4” bet, you’re betting on all numbers that end in 4 – 4, 14, 24 and 34. If you make a final 7 bet, you’re betting on all numbers that end in 7 – 7, 17 and 27.

Here’s all the final bet options:

  • Final 0: 0, 10, 20, 30
  • Final 1: 1, 11, 21, 31
  • Final 2: 2, 12, 22, 32
  • Final 3: 3, 13, 23, 33
  • Final 4: 4, 14, 24, 34
  • Final 5: 5, 15, 25, 35
  • Final 6: 6, 16, 26, 36
  • Final 7: 7, 17, 27
  • Final 8: 8, 18, 28
  • Final 9: 9, 19, 29

The number of units depends on the final bet you make. Some casinos even offer split-final bets. You could bet on 5/8. This would look like: 1 piece each on the splits 5/8, 15/18, 25/28 and 35.

The most common way of saying final bet is finaal bet -or finaal 4, finaal 7 or split-finaal 5/8.

Full Complete / Complete / Maximum Bet

This bet takes all the inside bets and puts them on a specific number. This bet is most common in high roller casinos.

It can be hard to wrap your head around this bet at first. But the idea is to take advantage of the table’s max betting limit using a progressive betting model. I’ll use Wikipedia’s example.

Say there’s a $1,000 max for straight up bets. That means you could bet:

  • $2,000 on split bets (at 17:1 payout)
  • $4,000 on corners (at 8:1 payout)
  • $3,000 on streets (at 11:1 payout)
  • $6,000 on six lines (at 5:1 payout)

Every piece would be represented by a token that identifies the player and the amount wagered.

Now, say the player wanted to make a complete bet on 17. Every bet with 17 in it would be included. He would call out “17 to the maximum.”
This specific bet would require 40 units or $40,000. This is what it would look like if each bet were placed manually:

Bet Type Number(s) bet On Pieces Amount Waged
Straight-Up 17 1 $1,000
Split 17, 14 2 $2,000
Split 17, 16 2 $2,000
Split 17, 18 2 $2,000
Split 17, 20 2 $2,000
Street 17, 16, 18 3 $3,000
Corner 17, 16, 13, 14 4 $4,000
Corner 17, 18, 14, 15 4 $4,000
Corner 17, 16, 19, 20 4 $4,000
Corner 17, 18, 20, 21 4 $4,000
Six Line 17, 16, 18, 13, 14, 15 6 $6,000
Six Line 17, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21 6 $6,000
Total Bets Placed 40 $40,000

The payout for this bet would be $392,000.

Here are the number of pieces (or units) required and paid out for the other complete bets you can make:

  • Zero costs 17 pieces and pays 235 pieces.
  • Number 1 and number 3 cost 27 pieces and pay 297 pieces.
  • Number 2 costs 36 pieces and pays 396 pieces.
  • 1st column numbers 4 to 31 and 3rd column numbers 6 to 33 cost 30 pieces. The payout is 294 pieces.
  • 2nd column numbers 5 to 32 cost 40 pieces. The payout is 392 pieces.
  • Numbers 34 and 36 costs 18 pieces and pay 198 pieces.
  • Number 35 costs 24 pieces and pays 264 pieces.

What’s unique about this type of roulette bet is that nothing’s ever placed on the table. Not in the high level European casinos. Both the gaming staff and the customers knows what the bets and payouts are. So all the croupiers do is acknowledge and repeat the bet (for both the table inspector/floor person and customer) and then announces the payout in the same manner if/when the players win.

In some casinos players can make full complete bets, but for less than the table’s straight up max bet. For example, instead of $1,000, a player could do a “number 17 full complete by $25,” which would cost $1,000 – a 40-piece bet at $25 each.

Imprisonment Bet

French roulette is unique in that it includes a variation where you can get half your bet back. It’s called the half-back rule.

What this means is if the player makes an even money bet (red, black, odd, even, 1-18, 19-36) and the ball lands on zero, the player gets half his bet back. This is called “la partage” in French.

According to the Wizard of Odds, you can find this game in high limit rooms in Las Vegas. But with a slight twist.

Rather than lose half their bet, the player may choose to “imprison” the bet. If the imprisoned bet wins on the next spin, the player gets it back, but without the winnings of the normal bet.

What happens if the next bet lands on zero, too?

It varies from casino to casino. The bet loses at some casinos, while at others it can be double imprisoned. If the next bet won, the double imprisoned bet would move up a level and become a single imprisoned bet again.

The number of levels of imprisonment can go on as long as the casino’s willing to take it.

Conclusion: What You Should Do Next

That covers all the different roulette bets you can make. Now that we’re done, here’s what I suggest you do next.

  • First, I recommend reading this page a couple more times. Just to make sure you understand each of the bets.
  • Next, I recommend playing roulette for free online. If you already have a casino account, great, just use that. If not, you can read our casino reviews and find one to join.

Open a roulette table in one window while you have this page open in another. Then work your way down our list of bets; make a straight bet and spin the wheel; make a corner bet and spin the wheel; and so on until you’re familiar with all the bets.

Do that for a few sessions and you’ll be ready for real money action.

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