How to: Place an inside bet in Roulette

Have you ever played a game of Roulette by simply guessing where to put your betting chip, but not actually knowing what bet type you were placing or the betting odds attached to it?

Well, gone are those days, as we’re about to fill you in on one important bet category – inside bets. 

In this article, we’re going to look at what inside bets are, how to place them and the betting odds attached to each of the bets, so you’ll be feeling like a pro the next time you play Paddy Power’s online Roulette games, for example.

Are you ready to dive into inside bets? Scroll to continue.

What is an inside bet?

An inside bet is a bet category that holds many bet types under its belt. In Roulette, inside bets are defined by the placement and layout of the Roulette table.

When looking at a Roulette table layout, you’ll notice there are two sections – a numbered grid composed of boxes with a single number in each, ranging from 0 to 36. The other section is made of boxes stating things such as ‘1st 12’, ‘black’, ‘even’, ‘2 to 1’ and many other statements. 

The numbered boxes are what’s known as the inside bet area. The boxes around the numbered grid is known as the outside bet area.

Therefore, any bet placed within the inside bet area is known as an inside bet.

Inside bets and their betting odds

Now you know whereabouts you need to place your inside bet within the table layout, let’s take a look at just a few of the many inside bets you could place within a game or Roulette. We’ll look at how to place them and what the betting odds are for each one.

Straight bet

A straight bet is the official name for when you place a betting chip(s) on a single number. To place a straight bet, you’ll need to place your wager in the middle of the box containing the number you predict will be within the pocketed compartment the ball lands in. Make sure it doesn’t touch the edges of the box, as this could be classed a different type of bet.

The betting odds attached to a straight bet is 35:1.

Square / Corner bet

A square bet, also known as a corner bet, consists of placing a single wager down on four numbers. To place a square bet, you’ll need to place a betting chip(s) in the corner where all four numbers meet on the table. On the cross. For example, if you’re wanting to place a square bet on numbers 29, 30, 32 and 33, you’ll need to place your chip(s) on the corners of where all four numbers meet.

The betting odds attached to a square or corner bet is 8:1.

Now you know a little more about inside bets, where and how to place them and the betting odds attached to them, will you be placing an inside bet on your next visit to the Roulette table?

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