Outside bets and how to place them

When scrolling through the online lobby of a casino website, you’ll find a wide range of games to play, from Slots to casino classics such as Roulette, Blackjack, and Poker.

For this article, we want to focus on one of the classic casino games of the online world – Roulette.

So, if you’re ready to know more about how the game is played, as well as the outside bet area and the types of bets you can place within it, read on to find out more.

How to play Roulette

To play a game of Roulette, you’re going to need a few things – a Roulette wheel, a Roulette table, a small ball, a dolly (placeholder), some betting chip, and a dealer (also known as a croupier).

When playing online, everything is already set up for you to begin a game.

To begin a game, whether you’re playing a live casino game or a computer generated one, you’ll need to place a bet whilst the betting window is open.

To do so, you’ll need to place a betting chip(s) onto the table, specifically within the section of the layout that represents your prediction of where the ball will land once the ball spins.

When looking at the table layout, you’ll notice the layout is split into two sections. One section is comprised of a boxed grid with each box containing an individual number and colour. The second part of the layout is boxes around this boxed grid, containing colours, words, and/or numbers. 

The number grid is known as the inside bet area, whilst the boxes on the outside are known as the outside bet area.

It’s here where we will be concentrating on this article.

What is an outside bet?

An outside bet is a bet placed in a game of Roulette that is within the outside area of the table. The location of this has been described above.

Outside bets concentrate more on the number types and the colours of the pockets on the wheel, rather than the numbers themselves.

Outside bets and where to place them

Now you know where on the Roulette table you need to place an outside bet, let’s take a look at a few outside bets you can place.

  • Red or Black – this bet type concentrates more on the colour of the pocketed compartment of the wheel, rather than the number inside. Split evenly across the wheel, there’s a just below 50/50 chance of your prediction being correct. It’s below 50% due to the green zero pocket(s) on the wheel too. As you cannot bet on the colour green, you can either bet on red or black. To place this type of bet, you’ll need to place a betting chip within the box that represents either colour. The betting odds attached to this bet type is 1:1.

Odd or Even – this bet type again doesn’t focus on the number as such, but rather which group it belongs to: the odd numbers or the even. To place this type of bet, you’ll need to place a betting chip(s) within the box that states either odd or even. The betting odds attached to this bet type is 1:1.