Types of Roulette bets

One of the fantastic things about roulette is the sheer number of bets a player can place. Unlike blackjack, where you have a box labeled ante bet, pretty much the entire roulette table is the betting area.

This article lists out all the different types of roulette bets in a game of roulette and also highlights the payout rates of each winning bet. Many players might be familiar with the regular roulette bets such as Inside and Outside bets but because we are Roulette Australia, we’ve gone a step further to highlight all the advanced bets possible in Roulette.

Roulette bets can be categorized in 2 major categories within which they can be further classified.

  • Regular bets
  • Call bets

As a start, we’d like our readers to picture a roulette table in three different areas as illustrated in the image below. The first area covers the numbers, the second area covers the surroundings of the numbers and the third is not in the vicinity of the betting area.

Regular bets

These are the most common types of basic bets possible in a roulette game. Before moving forward to any advanced bets in Roulette, we suggest players to clearly understand these bets first.

The most common types of bets are known as Inside and Outside bets. These bets apply to all types of roulette games; American, European and French.

Inside bets

Inside bets include all the individual numbers which fall in the first area we mentioned above. Inside bets can range from a bet in a single number to up to 6 numbers. These bets have relatively high payouts as it comes with high risk. Inside bets can be further divided into the following types:

  • Straight up bets: Betting on one number. Payout: 35 to 1
  • Split Bets: Betting on two numbers placing chips on the border line between the two numbers. Payout: 17 to 1
  • Street bets: Betting on three numbers by placing chips at the end of the streets or the rows. Payout: 11 to 1
  • Corner bets: Betting on four numbers. The chip lies on the intersection of the 4 numbers. Payout: 8 to 1
  • Six line bets: Betting on 6 numbers by placing the chip on the edge of two adjoining streets. Payout: 5 to 1

Outside bets

Outside bets refer to the second area; the betting options surrounding the table outside the area in which the numbers from 0 or 00 to 36 are marked. Outside bets are group of numbers in a specific category. These bets collectively represent a group of numbers therefore the risk is relatively low consequently paying off lower payouts.

  • Colour bets: Bets on whether the number is Red or Black (18 numbers on each colour). Payout: 1 to 1
  • Even or Odd bets: Bets on whether the number on the wheel is even or odd (18 numbers in each category). Payout: 1 to 1
  • Column bets: Betting on one of the three columns (12 numbers in each column). Payout: 2 to 1
  • 12 number bets/Row bets: Betting on one-third of the total numbers. Payout: 2 to 1
  • High or low bets: Bets on low numbers (1 to 18) or high numbers (19 – 36). Payout: 1 to 1


Call bets

Call bets originated through French Roulette but can also commonly be found in European Roulette. The main difference between French Roulette and other Roulettes is the position of the outside bets. While there traditional outside bet commonly known to players is the ones which adjacently surround the inside bet, the other outside bets are the call bets. If not displayed on the table itself, players can click on ‘Expert’ and place call bets.

This bet consists of a group of numbers and can be classified into numerous categories but here we explain the 7 major types:

  • Zero Game/Jeu Zero

A bet that is made on seven numbers that include the number zero and the six numbers closest to it on the wheel: 12/35/3/26/0/32/15.

The bet is always a total of 4 chips, each in denomination of your choice: 1 chip split on 0 and 3, 1 chip on split 12 and 15, 1 chip on the number 26, and 1 chip split on 32 and 35.

  • Viosons de Zero

This bet that is made on the seventeen numbers that are placed on the roulette wheel between the numbers 22 and 25 inclusive: 22/18/29/7/28/12/35/3/26/0/32/15/19/4/21/2/25.

In this bet, 8 chips are placed in the following manner, 2 chips split 3 ways on 0, 2 and 3, 1 split between 4 and 7, 1 split between 12 and 15, 1 split between 18 and 21, 1 split between 19 and 22, 1 split between 25 and 28, 1 split between 26 and 29, 1 split between 32 and 35.

  • Tiers du Cylindre

This is a bet made on the 12 numbers that are placed opposite the zero on the roulette wheel. The numbers are: 5/8/10/11/13/16/23/24/26/27/30/33.

In this bet, 6 chips are placed in the following manner, 1 chip split between 5 and 8, 1 split between 10 and 11, 1 split between 13 and 16, 1 split between 23 and 24, 1 split between 27 and 30, 1 split between 33 and 36.

  • The Orphans/Les Orphelins

This bet is made on all the “orphan” numbers that were not included in the three French bets mentioned above. The numbers are: 1/6/9/14/17/20/31/34.

The bet is always a total of five chips (or multiples of five): 1 chip on 6/9 Split, 1 chip on 14/17 Split, 1 chip on straight-up 1, 1 chip on 17/20 Split, and 1 chip on 31/34 Split.

  • Neighbour bets/Voisins de Nombre

Neighbour bets are based on the roulette wheel layout and the pattern in which numbers are planned in the wheel. On the top right side of the betting table, players will be a series of numbers that replicate the ones on the roulette wheel. Upon clicking one of the numbers, players place a bet on that number and 2 numbers on either side of the chosen number as per the layout in the wheel. For example, if players click on 30, players will place a chip on 30 and 11, 36 which are on the right side of 30 and 23, 8 which are on the left.

  • Finales en Plein

Within this bet you have options from numbers 0 to 9. Each number from 0 – 6 is a 4 chip bet (each with the denomination you’ve chosen) on a number that has its second digit with the one you chose.  For example, a Finales en Plein bet on 0 is a bet on numbers 0, 10, 20 and 30. Likewise, a Finales en Plein bet on number 2 is a bet on numbers 2, 12, 22 and 32. The same betting principle follows till Finales en Plein 6. If any one of the four numbers is called on the spin, the payout is 35:4.

From 7 to 9, 3 chips are placed following the exact principle above. A Finales en Plein on 7 is a bet on numbers 7, 17 and 27. The winning payout for any one of those 3 numbers is 35 to 3.

  • Finales A Cheval

Final A Cheval follows a similar principle to Finales en Plein, the only difference being that you place bets on splits rather than whole numbers. Within this bet, players can find 17 bets which they can choose from

An example of a Finales A Chavel is a bet on 2 and 5 places 4 chips; 1 chip split between 2 and 5, 1 chip split between 12 and 15, 1 chip split between 22 and 25, 1 chip split between 32 and 35. On a 4 chip bet, the winning payout is 17 to 4. There are similar bets in Finales A Cheval which place 3 chips with a payout of 17 to 3, 4 chips which 17 to 4, 5 chips which pay 35 to 5 for a single number win and 17 to 5 for a split win.

French Roulette call bets

French Roulette call bets