Roulette: Playing the Inside Bets

In a roulette game, placing an inside bet is betting on specific numbers on the roulette wheel or on the number border. Take note that the total of your bet must be equal or more than the minimum bet of the roulette table.

When you bet on a specific number it is called as a straight-up bet. For this kind of bet, you can choose the numbers 1-38 on the roulette wheel. The payback of such bet is 35 to 1. Meaning, if you place a dollar bet on the number 27 and the result is 27, you get $35 for winning.

In roulette, you can also bet on two abutting numbers, numbers next to each other on the roulette wheel. This is called a split bet. The payback is at 17 to 1. To go for this bet, place your casino chips on the line that divides the two abutting figures. Adjacent number does not necessary mean in chronological order such as 32 and 33. On the roulette wheel, 12 might be beside 32 and so for a split bet you bet on 12 and 32.

If a split bet allows you to bet on two numbers, street betting is a bet on three numbers that come one after another. If you like to go for this bet, place your casino chips along the border of that encloses the set of numbers you picked. The payback for this kind of inside bet is 11 to 1, $11 dollars for a $1 dollar bet.

Another combination bet under inside bet is the corner bet. In this kind of bet, you are picking four numbers beside each other. If you are interested on a corner bet, you are to place your casino chips on where these numbers meet. Another name for corner bet is square bet. The payback of this type of inside bet is 8 is to 1.

Still part of inside bet in roulette is five number bet. There is only one possible number combination for this type of bet. And to go for this inside bet, a roulette player puts casino chips on the intersection between zero and one. The payback for this type of inside bet in roulette is 6 to 1. It is a win when the resulting number is 00, 0, 1, 2, and 3.

As you might have observed, the more numbers you bet on the lesser the payback. But your chances of a win decreases as the number of numbers chosen decreases.