When a player places his bets within the field of numbers of the roulette betting layout, he is doing what is known as a roulette inside bet.
Inside bets, in itself, has a lot of variations. It can be placed either on a single number, in a corner, and on a line between two numbers or more.
In this post, we’re going to let ourselves become acquainted with these different types of inside bets. In this case, we will be using American roulette as an example.
The Straight Up Bet
A bet that is placed on a single number only is called a straight up. Players may opt to place a chip or a stack of it on the number he feels will likely to come up after a spin.
He has to make sure the chip doesn’t touch the borders surrounding his chip or else the bet turns into something else.
If his number indeed shows up, the casino will get to pay him 35 to 1. For example, if he placed a £1 chip, he will be paid £35 chips and he gets to keep his bet, which gives him £36 in all.
Straight up bets are made on any of the 36 numbers plus the single zero and the double zero found in the betting layout.
The Split Bet
The split bet is a combination bet placed on the border of any two adjacent numbers found on the roulette betting layout.
In the event that one of the two numbers come up in a spin, the player gets to be paid 17 to 1. Using the same betting unit example, a player’s £1 will become £18.
The Street Bet
Another great combination bet that you can place on your next roulette gameplay is the Street bet. This bet is placed on any of the three-number rows found on the betting layout. Take a look at the sample image below:
In the event that one of the three numbers will turn up to be profitable, the player will be paid 11 to 1. This means that his £1 will become £12.
The Corner Bet
The corner bet, which is sometimes called a square bet, covers more numbers than the previous types of roulette inside bets. A corner is a bet placed on four adjacent numbers found on the betting layout. Check out the image below:
Placing a corner bet can be very tricky sometimes. The player should make sure he puts his chip or a stack of it precisely on the intersection of the four numbers he selected.
If any of the four numbers turns out to be profitable, the player gets to be paid 8 to 1. In this case, £8 more will be added to his £1.
Unique to the American roulette is the inside bet called a Top Line. This is commonly known among players as a Sucker bet. This happens when the player puts one chip or a stack of it on the border intersection between the rows of 1, 2, 3, and the single zero and double zero. This is what it looks like:
It’s important to know that a player can only make one sucker bet per round. Furthermore, this can only be done in an American roulette and not on the European or French roulette. Both latter versions don’t have a double zero.
With regards to the payoff, a winning number will yield the player 6 to 1. Meaning, his £1 becomes £7.
The Line Bet
The inside bet which can cover the most numbers is the line bet. It is done by placing a chip or a stack on two adjacent rows, which has a total of 6 numbers. Sometimes, a line bet is called a “double street bet.” See the image below:
Payoff for this inside bet is 5 to 1; the potential of which is that your £1 becomes