Betting Terminology in Roulette

Roulette has been a popular game in casinos for years, and is known for its potential for both big wins and big losses. The game is largely based on luck: a player makes a random bet on a number or color and hopes that the wheel will turn in their favor. While there is no winning strategy, there is some betting terminology that it can be helpful to know when playing roulette.

Traditional Bets

In a typical roulette bet, a player will place their chips on a designated number on the roulette table. The dealer spins the wheel, and a metal ball will travel around the wheel and land on a random space. If it lands on the number you chose, you can take home a big win, depending on the stakes of the table.

Inside Bets

An "inside bet" in roulette is a bet with the highest payout. As in a traditional bet, a player will select a number and color spot and place their chip on that spot, but the stakes are much higher. For every dollar a player puts down, they have the potential to win $36.

Split Bets

Roulette players can also place split bets, wherein the bet on two different numbers. Thus they can increase their chances of winning, but the payout is much lower, with the win ratio being $16 for every $1 bet.

Since there is no fixed strategy to the game, Roulette's popularity largely arises from its thrill factor. If this is what you're looking for when you go to the casino (or play in an online casino), then this is certainly the game for you.