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Table Jargons: The Roulette Bet

Roulette’s simplicity is highlighted by the fact that the one minute betting period is the only time in the game when the player can participate. Except in online roulette, the player will have nothing else to do after that as the roulette table’s dealer will take charge of the rest of the game. Thus, wagering can be said as the only aspect of roulette that players should really go in-depth about.

There’s nothing complicated about roulette’s betting system either. You only have to place chips on one or more numbers, or on any of the betting spaces that represent a certain set of the wheel’s non-zero numbers.

Roulette Betting Terminologies

If you have played long enough however, you’ll find that each type of bet was given its own name by the game’s patrons. If you are not aware of this, you might end up confused in casual discussions between roulette players. Here’s an exhaustive list detailing every common roulette bet:

1. Inside bets
Inside bets refer to bets made on the numbered spaces on the layout. These are called as such due to the fact that they are literally “inside” the table, being surrounded by the wheel, the dealer, and the outside bets.

2. Straight or single bet
This wager is made by betting on any single number.

3. Split bet
A split is a roulette bet placed on the line between two numbers.

4. Street bet
This refers to a bet made on a line before the first number on a row. With this, one essentially bets on the row’s three consecutive numbers.

5. Square bet
A square is a bet on four numbers, made by placing the chips at the center of a four-number square.

6. Five-number bet
This roulette bet is exclusive to American roulette and any of the game’s double zero variants. Here you basically bet on the first five numbers on the table, namely 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 by placing your chips on the upper left-hand corner.

7. Six line bet
Like the street bet, the six line is placed at the edge of the numbered grid. However, the chips are placed in between two rows so as to make a wager on six numbers.

8. Outside bets
This type of bets refers to those wagers made on spaces closest to the players. Each outside bets covers a certain set of numbers, giving this type of bets the highest odds of winning.

9. Even money bets
These are outside bets with near fifty-fifty chances of winning, which is the highest in roulette. This includes red, black, odd, even, low numbers, and high numbers, each of which covers half of all the numbers except the zeros.

10. Dozens
This refers to the three outside bets covering four rows of numbers.

11. Columns
These are similar to dozen bets, except that each of the three columns covers a column of 12 numbers on the layout.

Having reached the end of this page, you have now probably realized that all these roulette betting jargons are more or less self-explanatory. Those who are unaware of these however will not only get lost in conversations, but will also miss out on the convenience the way the chips are placed for each of these bets can provide.