Outside bets are all bets made in the designated areas located outside the numbers area. The only other betting area considered as a non-outside-betting area is the call bet area which will be examined later.
There a number of outside bets that you need to be aware of before being able to call yourself a ‘complete’ roulette player. One thing that you need to keep in mind is that outside bets obligate players to place minimum wagers larger than those of any number/inside bets. In Microgaming’s Premiere Roulette, the minimum outside bet is set at 1.75 – you can review this rule for yourself by hovering over any outside bet with you mouse’s pointer.
Red/Black bets are some of the easiest bets that anyone can place on the roulette table. The bet is well known and self-explanatory: you bet on the ball to land on a black or red pocket, thus attaining even odds if your guess is correct. Most players tend to think that red/black bets are 50/50 bets, meaning that they have an even chance to complete a win against the casino. However, with the presence of a 0 on the wheel, the house ends up possessing a slight edge over the player; this in the long run means that the casino will end the ultimate winner, as with all other known casino games.
Odd/Even bets function identically to Red/Black bets since there is an equal amount of odd numbers versus even numbers. Again, the attendance of the zero will give the house a slight edge over the players’.
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Dozens bets are made over 12 successive numbers on the roulette layout. You will be able to recognize these outside bets by the allotted 1st 12, 2nd 12 and 3rd 12 sectors on the table. The odds of dozens bets pay 2-to-1 if winners.
Column bets too involve 12 numbers from the roulette layout, but only this time the numbers are not sequential as with dozens bets. You can place column bets at the end of each column located abreast the numbers 34, 35 and 36. Column bets pay identical odds as dozens bets and are set at a minimum of 1.75 coins.
1 to 18 (low numbers) and 19 to 36 bets (high numbers)
These bets are very similar to dozens bets, only you get to bet on more numbers at a time – half to be exact. These bets are even bets and are very similar to Black/Red and Odd/Even bets.
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