Inside bets or inside bets are those that go to certain numbers, up to six per turn. There are six types of Inside Bets: Straight, Split, Street, Corner, Five Numbers and Six Numbers. The correct use of chips for these bets is extremely important; the dealer pays out according to the location of the chips and you certainly would not want to see how your bet is being collected because you accidentally put it on the wrong line. Payouts on inside bets are higher because the probability of winning for the player is lower.
A straight bet, sometimes called a straight-up bet, means to bet on a single number. You can also bet on 0 and 00. The straight bet has the least chance of winning – 37 to 1. But this type of bet has the best payout for it; at 35 to 1, which equals the payout of most casinos on a straight bet, so at 5 bets a profit of 175 .
A split bet affects two numbers on the table layout. Again, you can bet on 0 and 00. Place your chip on the line between the two numbers you want to bet on; You win if one of the numbers appears. Betting on two numbers doubles your chance of winning. Thus, the payout is reduced to 17 to 1.
A street bet covers a series of three consecutive numbers. Put your chips here on the outer line of the three numbers. Your chance of winning here is three times higher than the straight bet and so the payout is 11 to 1.
A corner bet covers four numbers and gets its name from putting the chips in the corner where the four numbers fields meet. Unlike the Street Bet, the Corner Bet does not cover consecutive numbers. You win if one of the four numbers appears. The payout here is typically 8 to 1.
Five numbers bet
The five-number bet, also known as “top-line bet”, covers 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3; this is the only place in the layout where a single chip can cover five numbers at once. Most experts recommend that this be avoided because of the high house edge, which is usually at a discouraging 5.26% and here amounts to more than 7%. The payout here is usually 6 to 1.
Due Six-Numbers Bet covers two series of three consecutive numbers each. Put your chips on the outer line so that they touch the line between the two rows you want to bet on. If you do not put your chips on the outer line, then it will be interpreted as either Split Bet or Corner Bet. If one of your six numbers appears, your payout is 5 to 1.