Roulette Bet Types

Roulette is one of the most popular casino games in the world, and one of the reasons for its enduring popularity is how many different bets and variations there are in the game. Learning how to play roulette in full can take some time, which is why we at Gambling Zone have compiled several comprehensive guides explaining each factor of the game. In this roulette bet types guide, we will look at both inside and outside roulette bets, as well as call bets. We will see the roulette odds for these types, explore each one in detail, and much more.

Inside Bets Explained

Inside Bets are bets that are placed on the inside section of a roulette table. These are often low paying bets as they are more specific than outside bets. Let’s take a detailed look at the inside bets you can place in a traditional roulette game.

Roulette Bet Type straight up bet

Straight Up

A straight up bet is a bet on the ball landing on an individual number. This is the highest-paying and riskiest bet you can place in any type of roulette game. This will pay out 35/1 or 36/1 if placed on an American Roulette table.

Roulette Bet Type split bet

Split Bet

A split bet is where you place a bet on two numbers on the table. This will pay out 17/1 and is another high-risk bet. 

Roulette Bet Type street bet

Street Bet

A street bet is when you bet on three numbers in a row, with the game paying out if it lands on any of them. This pays 11/1. 

Roulette Bet Type Corner bet

Corner Bet

A corner bet is when you place a bet between four numbers on the table. This will pay out 8/1 if one of those numbers lands.

Basket Bet type in roulette

Basket Bet or 5-line

A basket bet can only be placed in American Roulette. For this, players bet on the ball landing on either 00, 0, 1, 2, or 3. The casino will pay out on 6/1 when you bet on this. 

Roulette Bet Type Line Bet

Line Bet or 6-line

This is a bet on two rows covering three numbers each. The payout for landing one of these numbers is 6/1.

Outside Bets Explained

Outside bets are much broader bets that are placed on the outside of the roulette table. These then cover 12 or more numbers on the table and are seen as less risky bets to place.

Roulette Bet Type Columns Bet


This is a bet on 12 numbers in a column. It covers a third of the roulette wheel and pays out at 2/1.

Roulette Bet Type Dozens bet


Like a column, a dozens bet covers 12 numbers on the board. This is split into the first three 12 numbers, the second 12, and the third. This also pays out at 2/1.

Roulette Bet Type Odds or Evens

Odd or Even

This is a simple bet on whether the ball will land on an odd or even number and is one of the most popular roulette bets in the game. This pays out 1/1.

Roulette Bet Type Red or Black bet

Red or black

Red or black is the most iconic roulette bet to place. You are simply betting whether the money will land on a red or black number. This pays out 1/1. This is also widely considered as one of the best roulette bets to place.

Roulette Bet Type high or low bet

High or low

High or low is the final even-money bet you can place. You can bet on the ball landing on a high (19-36) number or a low (1-18) one.

Call Bets Explained

Call bets are a type of bet that is commonly placed in brick-and-mortar casinos at higher-stake tables. These are not placed on a roulette table and typically have to be told to the dealer. Call bets are available at some online casinos and in some live roulette games.

Fixed call bets

Fixed call bets are bets that are always set on the same set of numbers on the wheel. The bets are often split into a series of smaller inside bets.

Roulette Bet Type Neighbours of zero

Les Voisins du Zéro or Neighbours of Zero

This bet covers 17 numbers - 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, and 25. It is placed as a series of split and straight-up bets.

Roulette Bet Type Tiers or Third of the Wheel

Tiers du Cylindre or Third of the Wheel

This covers 12 numbers that are on the opposite side to the Voisins du Zero bets. The numbers covered are 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, and 33. 

Roulette Bet Type Zero Game

Jeu Zero or Zero Game

This is a bet that covers the numbers around zero on the wheel, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, and 15. 

Roulette Bet Type Orphans bet

Les Orphelins or the Orphans

This covers the numbers that are not covered by Tiers du Cylindre or Les Voisins du Zéro. These are 17, 34, 6, 1, 20, 14, 31, and 9.

Variable call bets

The call bets we have explored are all fixed on certain numbers, but some variable call bets can be placed as well.

Neighbours bet type in roulette


Neighbour bets involved betting on the numbers around a specific number. For example, you might bet on the numbers around one. This would cover 1, 33, 16, 20, and 14.

Roulette Bet Type Finals bet


This is a bet on numbers that end in the same digit. For example, ‘final three’ would cover 3, 13, 23, and 33.

Imprisonment Bets Explained

Imprisonment bets, known as ‘En Prison’ bets, are only offered at some online roulette tables. When you place an even-money bet at one of these tables, your bet will be returned if the ball lands on zero.

Be Sure to Gamble Responsibly

There are so many variations of roulette bets to place, but one thing that remains consistent is the need to ensure responsible gambling. If you do not have the money to place a bet, then you should not be playing roulette. New government advice suggests that roulette bets and other online bets should be capped. Players should never chase losses and bet more than they can afford. The house edge always remains intact regardless of what type of bet you place in roulette.


Here are the most common questions that we get asked about Roulette bet types.

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