Street Bets

Written by Seth Cotterell
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Roulette is a French word meaning small wheel. Though the wheel is little, there are many different possible outcomes. Some outcomes, like odd or even, are almost half the possible results, while others are less probable. The greater the chances of an outcome, like odd or even, the lower the pay out. The less probable an outcome, the greater the pay out will be.

Street and Other Roulette Bets

There are various types of bets you can place in Roulette. The so called outside bets, named for their location on the table, are the most probable and therefore carry lower pay outs. These include low/high, even/odd, red/black, dozens, and columns. The pay out for winning an outside bet is two to one.

The second category is the inside bets. These too are named for their position on the table and are more specific. You can place an inside bet on a certain number of combination of numbers. Because they are less probable, their pay out is higher, ranging anywhere from five to one to 35 to one.

One of the most misunderstood bets is called a street bet. A street bet is so named because it applies to a series of numbers, resembling a street. Street bets cover three numbers and you bet on them by placing your chip next to the set of numbers you want to bet on. This is a tough one to win, so the pay out is high at 11 to one.


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