How to Play Roulette – Outside Bets & Column Bets

By Erik Torres

June 23, 2018

Hi, I’m Martin from This time, I’m gonna run you through how to play Roulette, some strategies, some basic principles of the game and a little bit of history as well along the way. The game of Roulette then. What we have here; Roulette wheel with 37, 37 different numbers, the 0 and all the numbers through to 36.

And what we’re gonna be doing, is teaching you and showing you all the different betting scenarios in the game of Roulette. Now Roulette is a game of chance, it’s also, what I always say, it’s a game of risk and reward and I will teach you the risky bets, I’ll teach you the in-between bets and I’ll teach you the very very safe bets as well. In the game of Roulette, you can play riskily, or you can play a little bit more aggressive, let’s look at the very safe bets first, these are the outside chances.

Outside chances mean, that by placing a chip on maybe 1-18, or maybe red, or maybe odd numbers, you’re giving yourself 18 of the different numbers on the Roulette Wheel here, 18 of the 37 different scenarios will be winning ones for you. Obviously, that’s not a very big risk, so we don’t give you the biggest of rewards. If you look here, low numbers, 1 to 18, if the number, it’s in the wheel at the moment it’s 15, You bet four chips, you win four chips. it’s as simple as that. If you bet again, if it’s a black number, if you bet 3 chips on black, black comes in, you double it up. It’s as simple as that.

The only thing to watch out for when you do these outside bets, they’re very safe bets, but the 0 is not a winning bet on the outside chances. Lower risk, lower return, a nice way to start playing the game of Roulette is the low risk bets. The outside chances we call them, 18 numbers in your favour, you get paid even money and double your winnings if you have a winning return on the wheel. Following on then from those outside chances where you bet 18 numbers with one chip, The next least risky way of playing, fairly safe, is to do something like this; it’s called a dozen, or the cousin of the dozen, which is the column bets that run up the table.

Now, by doing these bets, what you’re doing is you’re giving yourself 12 of the different numbers on the wheel in your favour. In this case, there it is, first 12, very much self-explanatory. You’re betting all the numbers here 1 to 12, If you’re gonna do the column bets, the column bets here run all up the table, the twelve numbers that run up the table there.

If you have a winning chip, a little bit more risky than betting 18 numbers on the outside, you’re only betting on 12 this time, so we’re gonna pay you a little bit more, rather than being payed once, when you bet a dozen you get a triple return if you’re a winner. Again, on the column there, each one you bet, you win two more. Betting the columns, betting the dozens, 12 numbers in your favor.

If you win you get payed at 2/1 odds.

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