When it comes to playing roulette, you have a few options to consider. The first is the type of game you want to play. A favorite of many players who enjoy the action of the ball bouncing around the wheel before it finally settles into a slot is the live roulette games. These often feature a real-life croupier who is operating a table and wheel at some brick and mortar casino in the world at that very moment or a pre-recorded version of one of these events. You get to watch them call out the bets and when the betting ends just like if you were standing at the table yourself. Then, when the spin begins, you get the suspenseful build-up of the wild action-packed bouncing off the little white ball as it bounces from one slot to the next all around the wheel before it finally lands on a slot. Then the croupier pays out the bets won and sweeps away the bets lost, and the next session begins.
Some of these have chat rooms where you can type to interact with other players placing bets at the same time as you from somewhere anywhere in the world. Many people enjoy the social aspect of Live roulette and that is why they prefer to play only at live tables. You begin to notice repeat players when you become a regular at Live Roulette tables because the same few dozen people are often playing the same game for their gaming sessions when they get off work or other regular times that players decide to have a gaming session on their computer at home, at work, or now with the mobile option, anywhere they decide to login to the online casinos and take a whack at a few spins of the roulette wheel.
Best Bets in Roulette
Knowing what bets to place when gambling at the roulette table can be a bit confusing at first, but once you know the bets and their odds you are in a much better position to set up your own gaming strategy to play roulette with. To understand what strategy you want to take on for your next session at the roulette table you just need to decide if you are wanting to bet the inside bet or the outside bet. These terms are a very easy way to break down the bets that you can place.
The inside bet is the one with the least amount of chance at actually winning, but because the odds are stacked against these bets the payout is many times greater than they would be for an outside bet. The main inside bet you can place is to choose a single number to place your bet on. The odds of you actually picking the correct number that the ball will land on in the wheel for the next spin is 37 or 38 to 1 depending on which type of roulette you are playing, and because of this it pays an astronomical 35 to 1 payout if you do pick correctly. For those who are hoping to have a lucky streak and win just a couple of times in a gaming session but make those wins be big wins, the inside bet is where they will want to place their chips.
You can even increase your odds with the inside bet, but lower the payout slightly, by placing your chips in just the right location on the table. The way you do this is placing them on the row bet, which is choosing a row of 3 numbers to bet on instead of just one. When you do this, you increase your odds of winning 3-fold, but lower the payout to 10-12 to 1 depending on the table and casino. It is a smart way to stretch your bankroll out and still be playing for those big winning payouts at the same time.
The outside bets are ones that pay less but you have a much better chance at winning. For example, black/red bet, odds/evens, and the 1-18/19-36 bets are all outside bets. Most of these are self-explanatory, like the odds/evens or red/black bets which are exactly what they sound like. With the odds/evens bet you are wagering that the outcome of the spin will be an even number or an odd number and your chances of winning are just a hair under 50/50. They would be an even 50/50 except there is the 0 or the 00 spots on the wheel that are not considered an even or odd and this is where the house’s edge is in the bet – since the odds always have to be in the house’s favor or the bet would not exist. The black/red bet is the exact same odds where you are wagering that the ball will land on a black wedge or a red wedge and you still have the green slot or two depending on the type of table you are playing at.
Then you have the column bet which is an in between an inside and outside bet but is much closer to and often considered to be an outside bet. The column bet is when you pick an entire column of numbers and wager that the outcome of the spin will be the ball landing on one of those numbers. There are three column bets to choose from and you have the 1-12, the 13-24, and finally the 25-36 number columns that you can wager on and your payout is 2 to 1, with the odds of choosing the correct column being about the same.
Finally, you have the line, split, and four-number bets to choose from and these are in between bets that have okay odds and decent payouts and are often favored by many over the pure inside betting options. The line bet is a 6 -umber bet where you are picking a section of 6 numbers on the table to wager on and your odds of winning with it are just under 1 to 6 and the payout is 5 to 1. Next, you have the four-number bet, which is exactly what it says it is and you are betting on the outcome of the next spin being one of four numbers that are all adjacent to each other on the table’s layout. The four-number bet has odds slightly under 1 to 9 and the payout is 8 to 1 on your wager amount. Finally, you have the split bet. This is the closest you can get to the pure inside bet but still double your odds of winning. The split bet is done by placing your chips so they are half on one number and half on another so you are essentially choosing two numbers instead of just the one and in doing so you increase your odds from 1 in 37-38 to 1 in 18-19 and the payout for this bet is 17 to 1.