Online Casino - Roulette Bets
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From a distance, online roulette may seem like a simple and repetitive game. However, take a closer look at the table and you’ll discover there’s more to the game than first meets the eye. The racetrack contains many possibilities, and many different ways for you to place your bet. There’s a lot more to these bets than just red or black, so why not add some variation into your online casino experience?
To fully understand the bets available to us, we must first take a look at the table and its layout. You’ll find the number board, the race track and of course, the wheel.
You’ll more than likely recognise the number board if you’ve often frequented the online casino. The bulk of these boxes contain a number between 0 and 36, and will either be red or black. The exception to this rule is the number 0, which is green. Other boxes are labelled with certain types on bets you can make, and these are there to help you bet on multiple numbers in one go. For example, if you wanted to bet on all of the even numbers on the board, you could place your chips in the EVEN box, rather than placing a chip on all 18 numbers. You’ll find boxes like these for several types of bet. The betting grid is where the majority of bets are placed.
Outside Bets are placed on the outer section of the board. These bets involve groups of numbers or colours, rather than one specific number.
Red or Black
Perhaps the most famous of all bets is the iconic colour bet. This is placed on either the red or black numbers on the board, and can be placed using boxes marked RED or BLACK on the outer part of the number board. The is an even money bet, giving you a 50/50 chance of winning, meaning it’s odds are 1:1.
Odd or Even
As you’ve probably guessed, the odd and even bets are placed on either all of the odd numbers or all of the even numbers on the board. You can place this bet using the boxes marked ODD and EVEN on outer section of the number grid. Like the colour bet, this is an even money bet, meaning its odds are 1:1.
High or Low
The High or Low bets place a wager on either the highest or the lowest numbers on the board. Low numbers fall between 1 and 18, and high numbers are 19 to 36. The high and low bets are placed using the and 1-8 and the 19-36 boxes on the betting grid.
Another popular choice for outside bets are column bets. When you place a column bet, you’re betting on the outcome that the ball will land on one of the three columns of twelve numbers that feature in length of the number board.
Column 1 - covers the numbers 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31 and 34
Column 2 - covers the numbers 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32 and 35
Column 3 - covers the numbers 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, and 36
Each column bet pays 2:1, meaning you’ll double your bet if you win. Ready to double the action, too?
A dozen bet involves 12 numbers. These could be the first 12, the second 12 or the third 12. You’ll find a corresponding bet box for each of these options on the outer section of the number board. Like column bets, dozen bets pay 2:1, so the offer the chance to double your money in the online casino.
Inside bets are placed within the number boxes of the grid. There are several different types of inside bets that you can place.
A straight up bet is probably the simplest and most straightforward of all the roulette bets. It’s a wager placed on any number on the grid, for example 7, 24 or 36. A straight up bet pays 35:1. Who likes their winnings served straight up?
A split bet is a little more interesting than a straight bet. Rather than placing your chip on one box, you can place it on the line between boxes. This increases your chances of winning, because if either number comes up, you’ll receive a payout. Split bets pay 17:1.
A street bet is placed on a row of three numbers. For example, you could place a street bet on 1, 2 and 3 or 7, 8 and 9. If the roulette ball lands on any of these numbers, you win. The street bet is sometimes referred to as a trio or a steam bet, and pays 11:1.
The corner is similar to a street bet, but is placed on four numbers that touch to form a square. This means you’re betting on four numbers rather than two. An example of a corner bet would be 1, 2, and 5 - the chip would be placed in the centre of these numbers. Corner bets are sometimes referred to as square or four-number bets, and pay 8:1.
Line bets are similar to street bets, but cover two rows of three numbers instead of one row. An example of a line bet is 1 to 6 or 4 to 9. You may have heard them being referred to as six number bets, and they pay 5:1.
Also known as a first four bet, a basket bet is placed on the first four numbers - 0, 1, 2 and 3. The basket bet pays 6:1.
Most online casino fans have heard or seen a snake bet. It’s a unique bet covering the numbers 1, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30, 32 and 34. The snake bet gets its name from the pattern it creates on the board when the covered numbers are highlighted. This is one of the several bets that pay 2:1.
You may have seen the racecourse whilst playing roulette, but what is it actually used for? The racetrack can help speed up the placing of bets - call bets to be specific. Call bets are only available in French and European versions. The racecourse isn’t available in every casino, but many of our online roulette games feature it.
Voisins du Zero
It’s time to inject a little french sophistication into your online casino experience. Voisins du Zero translates to “neighbours of zero”. This bet therefore covers the numbers closest to 0 on the wheel, meaning that the seventeen numbers between 22 and 25 are being bet on. However, to place this bet, you’ll need a minimum of nine chips. Three chips are to be placed on 0, 2 and 3. One will be place on the 4/7 split, one on 12/15, one on 18/21, and another on 19/22. You’ll also make a corner bet covering the numbers 25/26/28/29, and finally, one chip covering 32/35.
You’ll find a section of the racecourse dedicated to the Voisins du Zero bet in Live Roulette by Evolution Gaming. Hover your cursor over this box to see the numbers involved in the Voisins du Zero bet.
Tiers du Cylindre
Translating to “thirds of the wheel”, the Tiers du Cylindre bet usually involves 12 numbers - 12 to 33. Live Roulette features a shortened version of the tiers bet, which covers the right side of the racecourse. This version includes the numbers 27 to 33, and requires six chips. You will need to place six split bets, covering 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/14, 27/30 and 33/36.
You’ll find an established section of the racecourse for this type of bet, simply hover your cursor over this section to highlight all of the numbers associated with this bet.
The Orphelins bet covers the numbers outside of the Tiers and Voisins sections of the racecourse. It therefore involves the following numbers: 17, 34, 6, 1, 20, 14, 31 and 9. You’ll need to place five bets - four splits and one straight up. One chip must cover 1, then the rest must cover 6/9, 14/17, 17/20 and 31/34.
Neighbour bets are available in both Live and Online, and allow you to place a bet on any five consecutive numbers on the wheel and any nine online. Hover your cursor over a number to see its neighbours highlighted to the left and right. When you place a neighbour bet on the racecourse, the chips will be placed on the corresponding boxes on the number board.
Both Live and Online Roulette allow players to make pattern bets. You can create various patterns, which can be saved for future use. Simply choose your chips then press save, but will your numbers prove lucky? Add some variety to your session with patten bets.
Put Roulette Bets to the Test
As you can see, there’s plenty of choice at the table. From the more straightforward and well-known bets like colour or straight up, to the more complex french bets, there’s plenty of ways any game. Now you can enter the online casino with a broader knowledge of bets, and choose the one that suits your playing style. Our live and simulated editions make betting as easy as one click of a button.
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