The roulette table includes a table with the numbers from 1 to 36, as well as a box for “0” and sometimes a box for “00” depending on the type of roulette you choose to play.
A small portion of a “wheel” corresponds to each of the boxes on the game board. Furthermore, on the top of each of the areas into which the game plan is divided there are special spaces to be able to bet on other alternatives, such as the groups of numbers 1-18 and 19-36, the first 12 numbers, the second 12 numbers, the third 12 numbers, colors, columns of numbers.
The basic roulette bets are simple. If you still don’t know how to bet on roulette, you will be delighted to find that all you have to do is simply place your bet in one of the areas of the table and wait for the dealer / croupier to do the rest.
One thing to keep in mind when deciding where to bet on roulette is the fact that there are tons of other types of bets that can increase your chance of maximizing the return on your investment.
Complex bets allow you, for example, to place your bets on the inside two-number lines to indicate your intention to bet on two numbers at the same time, or on the corner of four numbers to bet on four numbers at once.
Precisely for this breadth of bets, you will have dozens of different betting opportunities within which to choose your favorites.
Let’s try to find out more by dividing the “internal” bets on the number plan, from the “external” ones.
Inside bets. The bets inside the number plan are, as you can well guess, those that you can make by placing the bet in the portion of the board occupied by the numbers. In particular, it is customary to define a bet:
- direct , when it is carried out on one of the numbers present in the game plan, with odds of 35 to 1;
- split , when it is made on two numbers (it will be enough for you to place the bet on the line “shared” between two numbers), with odds of 17 to 1;
- line , when placed on a single horizontal line of three numbers, with odds of 11 to 1;
- angular , when placed on the corner of conjunction of four numbers on which you want to bet, with odds of 8 to 1;
- six-line , when performed on two lines instead of one.
- You can also bet on “0”, possibly in conjunction with neighboring numbers (1, 2, 3).
Outside bets. In addition to the inside bets on the number plan, you can well feed the “outside” ones. In this case we can identify a bet:
- 1-18 , if you intend to bet on the first half of the numbers, with payment foreseen in the hypothesis that the ball in the wheel stops on any of the numbers contained in this portion;
- 9-36 , if you intend to bet on the second half of the numbers, with payment expected in the event that the ball lands on any of the numbers contained in this part of the game plan;
- red and black , depending on whether you intend to bet on a red number or a black number;
- dozens , if you want to bet on some separate groups of numbers which, as you can guess, will go from 1 to 12, from 34 to 24, from 25 to 36 (the odds are 2 to 1);
- columns , if you want to bet in a similar way to dozens, with the only difference that the numbers will be sorted by vertical lines (the odds are also in this case 2 to 1).