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American Roulette: The Bet Types

Roulette is an extremely easy to play game and it is a French miniature term for wheel. In the game of roulette, either the player chooses to bet on a sole number or on a range of more than one numbers, black or red colors and on odd or even numbers. The dealer spins the wheel in one direction and the ball into another, the ball loses momentum in due course and stops on any of blocks of the wheel. The major difference American roulette has from other roulette games is that it has additional 00 green compartment. Depending upon where the ball stops winner is decided. To understand the game of American roulette better, we must have brief knowledge about the kind of Oddsmonkey that are placed and their payoffs thereon.

In the game of American roulette, bets can be placed in numerous ways. However, main two types of bets are there that needs to be understood and they are inside bets and outside bets. Let us have a look at each one of these in detail.

Inside Bets:

Under inside bets the player bets on the specific numbers or on a set of numbers. Inside bets can further be of following types.

Single Number:

This bet is also called as Straight Bet and ‘en plein’ in French and pays off at 35 to 1. This bet is placed on only one number and the chip will be placed at the center of the square.

Split Bet:

This bet is placed on 2 numbers by placing the chip in the middle of those two numbers or on the line dividing zero and double zeros. It is called as ‘a cheval’ in French and pays off at 17 to 1.

Street Bet:

This bet is placed on 3 numbers by placing the chip on borderline of the table or at the corresponding row’s end. This bet is called as ‘Transversal’ and pays off 11 to 1.

Double Street Bet:

This bet is placed on 6 numbers by placing the chip on the intersection of two lines on the end of 2 rows having 3 numbers. This bet is called as ‘sixaine’ and pays off 5 to 1.

Corner Bet:

This bet is placed on 4 numbers by placing the chip on the intersection point of those 4 numbers. It is called as ‘carre’ in French and pays off 8 to 1.

Infamous Five Number Bet:

This bet exists only in American roulette and the player bets on 1, 2, 3, 00 and 0. This bet provides highest house advantage as 7.89% as compared to 5.26% and pays off 6 to 1.