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Manhattan Slots Casino - Inside Roulette Table Bets

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Types of Inside Bets:

The bets we'll be discussing in this section could be called inside bets, since they take place within the numbers 1-36 numbers plus the 0 and 00. With the exception of one bet, the Five-Number bet, which gives the house a 7.89% advantage, all the following wagers in American roulette give the house an edge of 5.26%.

Let's begin with a favorite of roulette players the world over.

Straight-Up Bets

Single Number Bet - Pays 35-1

When a chip is placed on a single number, as shown on the layout with a chip placed in number 3, this is know as a straight-up wager, and if the number comes up, the payoff is 35-1. If any other number comes up, including 0 and 00, the bet is lost.

Straight-Up Bet

A single number bet can be made on any number on the layout, including numbers 1-36, plus 0 and 00. No matter what number you place your chip on, the payoff will be the same, at 35-1.

A Player is not limited to one straight-up bet. He may make as many as he desires, and place as many chips on a single number (up to the house limit) as he or she desires. For example, a player can put five chips on number 0, two on number 4, and one each on numbers 12, 15, 23 and 34. It is up to the inclinations of the player. No one will object, and since your chips will have a special roulette color, they'll easily be identified as yours, and you'll be paid off.

To bet correctly, place your chips in the center of the numbered box, being careful not to touch any of the surrounding lines. If you touch the lines, you might have another kind of bet. If another bettor likes your number and has placed a chip in that box, that doesn't foreclose you from making the same bet. Simply place your chips on the bettor's chip. Or you may place several chips on the bettor's chip. This is perfectly valid. The house edge on this bet is 5.26%.

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Split Bets

Two-Number Bet - Pays 17-1

In order to make a split bet, you should place your chip on the line between two contiguous or adjacent numbers. On the layout, we see the chip placed between numbers 6 and 9 as a split bet, covering both numbers. Also, the chip between 5 and 6 is a split bet.

Spit Bets

If either number comes up on a split bet, the player wins at 17-1. Split bets give the player double the chance to win, at half the payoff. Any two numbers may be split, as long as there is a line separating them. In addition, 0 and 00 may be bet as a split number, either by putting a chip between the second and third dozens, when a player can't reach the 0 and 00 box..

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Trio Bets

Three Number Bet - Pays 11-1

A trio bet can be made by placing a chip on the line separating the dozens betting area from the columns of numbers. Thus, the chip on the number 13 line on the layout will cover the numbers 13, 14, and 15.

Trio Bets

When making a trio bet, the player will have three consecutive numbers covered, and will be paid 11-1 if any of those numbers come up on the wheel. As you can see by the layout, the numbers that can be covered with a trio bet include 1, 2 and 3; 10, 11 and 12; 25, 26 and 27, to show but three other examples. The house advantage on this bet is still 5.26%.

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Corner Bets

Four-Number Bet - Pays 8-1

This is made when a chip is placed at the point where all four numbers converge, right in that corner, as the chip placed between numbers 23, 24, 26 and 27 shows. Now, if any of those numbers come up on the next spin of the wheel, the payoff will be 8-1. This is a pretty versatile wager and can be used to cover various groups of four numbers, such as 2, 3, 5 and 6; 7, 8, 10 and 11; 22, 23, 25 and 26; 32, 33, 35, and 36 as examples.

Corner Bet

The corner bet gives the house the usual 5.26% advantage.

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Five-Number Bet

Five-Numbers Bet - Pays 6-1

This wager can only be made one way, and it covers the numbers, 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3. It is made by placing the chip at the outer corner of the line separating the 0 and 1 as shown in the diagram. However, after noting where the chip goes, forget about this bet, for one very good reason. It gives the house an advantage of 7.89%, and is the worst bet on the entire roulette layout.

Five Number Bet

Since the French wheel, which contains only 0, doesn't have the 00, this bet can't be made on that wheel. So remember our advice, and never make a five-number bet on the American wheel.

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Six-Number Bet

Six-Number - Pays 5-1

As we can see from the layout diagram, the chip for this wager should be placed on the outside line separating the dozens bets from the inside numbers, at a point where this line crosses a line perpendicular to it, separating the six numbers we want to bet on.

Six Number Bet

In the diagram, this chip is placed so that the numbers 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 are covered. Thus one chip covers all six numbers, and if any of the numbers hit, then the bet will be paid off at 5 -1. There are eleven possible ways to make this six number bet running up and down the side of the layout. Since it covers so many numbers at one time, with a good 5-1 payoff, it's a popular bet. The house edge on this wager is 5.26%

Final note on inside bets:

No matter how they're made and for how many chips, if the five number wager is avoided, then the house edge will never be more nor less than 5.26%.

With all of these wagers, the payer may make several bets of the same kind, covering several numbers, and combinations of bets, covering as many numbers as he or she wishes, with as many chips as he or she desires to bet, providing that it is within the house limit on wagers.

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