# Roulette Outside Bets

Outside bets or “outside bets” are all bets made in one of the eleven boxes surrounding the numbered boxes on the roulette layout. You have five options for Outside Bets: Dozen, Columns, Even / Odd, Red / Black, or High / Low. Payouts on these bets are lower than inside bets because they cover more pay. Instead of a 1:38 chance to win, you have a chance of up to 18:38 here.

## Dozen and column inserts

Column and dozen missions usually pay 2 to 1. Each of these missions covers twelve numbers per spin. With a dozen bets, also known as “every Zwolf” bet, you choose a set of 12 consecutive numbers – 1 through 12, 13 through 24, or 25 through 36.

Place your chips on the marked box “1st 12”, “2nd 12”, or “3rd 12”. When the ball lands on a number within your chosen dozen, you win. If she lands on 0 or 00, you lose.

Column missions also give you 12 possible payoffs, but these are not consecutive. You make your bet on the column with 1, 2 or 3 at the top. Your chips must be on the box below the column, which is usually labeled with “2 to 1”. If the winning number falls in the column you choose, then you win. 0 and 00 again mean loss for this mission.

## Balanced Outside patches

The other outside bets in roulette are red / black, even / odd and high / low. Each of them pays 1 to 1 when winning. The fields for these missions can be found farther to the left of the number fields. Again, 0 and 00 are the numbers that mean loss.

These balanced bets are exactly what the word implies. You bet that the ball lands on either red or black, that the odds are even or odd, or high (19 or higher) or low (18 or lower).

There are eighteen red squares and eighteen black squares, eighteen even numbers and eighteen odd numbers and eighteen low numbers and eighteen high numbers. It is therefore easy to see that the probability of the ball falling to red or black, even or odd or high or low is exactly 50:50. But since there are still the 0 and 00 fields, which are both green, the probability for all mentioned missions is rather 47%.

## The Benefits of Outside Bets

If you first think about outside bets, you might think they were safe but boring. Most roulette professional players will tell you that Outside Bets are the roulette player’s best friends. These missions allow you to actively participate in roulette without risking much money. Of course, you can also set incredibly high outside bets, but the risk level remains the same, because the odds here are far better than the odds on inside bets. For example: a balanced bet of 1000 gives you a 50% chance of losing your bet and a 50% chance to double your bet and take home 2000%. However, a bet of 1000 to a single number gives you a small chance of 1 to 37 (European) or 1 to 38 (American) to win a big payout of 35,000 so the odds are not good to you.