Roulette rules � the outside bets The core of a roulette board contains the numbers 1 thru 36, plus 0 and 00. On the edges of the table are places for outside bets. An outside bet can be a bet placed on a group of numbers, or some binding characteristic. All outside bets loose if the ball drops on 0 or 00.
Red / Black � A bet that the winning number will be the color you bet on. Pays even money 1 to 1.
Low / High � A bet that the number will either fall in the range of lower numbers (1-18) or the range of high numbers (19-31). Pays even money 1 to 1.
Columns � A bet on the 12 numbers contained in any one of the three long columns on the layout. The roulette table is just that, a table, with three columns an 12 rows. At the end of these columns there are places (usually labeled 2 to 1) to lay chips. Roulette rules state that if a number in your column comes up you win. Pays 2 to 1.
The inside bets - Inside bets are made on specific numbers or combinations of numbers either within the number layout or on the border. There are a few different types, and roulette rules may vary by establishment.
Straight-up bet � A bet made on a single number (including 0 or 00). Place this bet by putting your chips squarely in the center of the number you want. This bet is a long shot, and pays 35 to 1.
Street bet � A single bet that covers three numbers in a row. Place your chip on the outside line of the row you want to bet. Pays 11 to 1.
Corner bet � A single bet on four adjoining numbers that form a square. Place your chip where the four numbers converge. This is also known as a square bet or a quarter bet, depending on the casinos roulette rules and titles. Pays 8 to 1.
Five-number bet � there is only one five-number bet. Place your chip at the corner of the intersection of 0, 1, and the first dozen. This bet covers 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3. Pays 6 to 1.
Six-number bet � this is better known as a �line bet�. This bet covers two adjacent rows of numbers. To make this bet, place your chip on one of the outside lines at the intersection of two rows. This bet pays 5 to 1.