The inside bets are bets that are placed directly on the numbers. There are a few different wagers that make up the inside bets. Unlike outside bets, inside bets are harder to win and there for the payouts are greater. This picture shows where on the layout inside bets are played. You will want to check with the dealer prior to placing an inside bet as there may be some variation on the types of inside bets allowed.
Here are some of the standard inside bets usually available.
Straight-up bet – This is a wager made on a single number. Since the odds on winning this wager are so low the payout is huge at 35 to 1.
Split bet – This is a wager on any two numbers that are located next to each other. This bet is made by placing you chips on the line that seperates the two numbers.This wager wins if the ball lands on either of the numbers that are covered. If you win your payoff will be 17 to 1.
Street bet – This is a bet which will cover 3 number in a row so make sure to place the chip on the outside line of the row you want to bet and this one pays 11 to 1.
Corner bet – This is a single wager that is on 4 numbers that form a square on the layout. To make this bet you simply need to place a chip on the corner where the four numbers meet. This wager is also referred to as a square bet or quarter bet and will payoff at 8 to 1.
Five-number bet – There is only one five number bet in Roulette, it involves the zeros and is only found on American Roulette. This wager is made by Placing your bet on the corner of zero, 1, and the first dozen or double zero, 3 and the first dozen depending on the table layout. This wager cover 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3 and payoff at 6 to 1.
Six-number bet – This wager is a bet on 6 numbers. The six numbers are those in two adjacent rows. To make this bet simply place your wager on the outside line at the intersection of the two rows of numbers. This wager is also known as a ‘Line Bet’ and it pay off at 5 to 1.
The Red Snake bet – This wager is one that wagers on the red numbers that ‘snake’ their way down the roulette table. The sanke begins at the Red 1 spot on the table and goes down and to the left to red 5 and red 9. At red 9 it goes down to red 12 and the moves diagonally across the table in the other direction.
Although you may think that your chances of winning are greater with the red snake bet because of the amount of numbers that are covered by this bet. But roulette is a game of chance and the red snake bet doesn’t improve your odds that much.