More Roulette Rules
was mentioned earlier, the roulette board offers two general types of
bets, the outside bets and the inside bets. The major difference between
the two is based on the table minimum. If the minimum bet for the table
is $10, any and all outside bets must be at least $10. Inside bets on
the other hand only have to add up to $10. This means you can bet $1 on
ten different inside bet numbers for a table with a $10 minimum bet.
Straight Up Bet - This bet is a bet on a single number. You place
your chips, or have the dealer place your chips, on a single number on
the inside board, and if you win you are paid back at 35 to 1.
Split Bet - The split bet is an example of how you can disperse
your inside bets. As the name implies you can take your $1 bet and split
it across two numbers. To do so, simply ask for a split and the two numbers,
or place your chip down on the line that joins the two numbers. You can
only split bet numbers that lie beside one another on the board layout.
The bet pays 17 to 1 if either of your numbers come up.
Street Bet - Similar to the split bet, the street bet lets you
choose three numbers on one bet. Again, the numbers need to be near one
another, in the same row in fact. To bet on a row of three numbers place
your chips on the line that is the outside edge of the row. This pays
11 to 1.
Corner Bet - Just like the split bet and street bet, a corner
bet is a combinational wager. It lets you bet on four numbers at one time.
The numbers must be beside one another. To place this bet put your chips
down on the intersecting point of all four numbers. This pays 8 to 1.
The Five Number Bet - The five number bet in roulette rules is
unique, in that it alters the house edge. Sadly though, not in the players
favor. A five number bet is a bet that any of 0, 00, 1, 2, or 3 are hit.
What makes the bet bad is that you are only paid 6 to 1.