# Explained: Roulette’s outside bets

Roulette is a game played all around the world, either within casino establishments or virtually via a casino provider platform. It has amassed the title of ‘casino classic’ through the many centuries since it first spun its wheel, but – do you know how to play?

If you’re new to Roulette, or you feel your Roulette knowledge needs a refresh, this article will help you feel more like a pro in no time. This way, the next time you head to the virtual table to play Roulette online for real money, you’ll know exactly what bet you’re placing, where to place it on the table layout and what the betting odds are for your bet.

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## What is an outside bet?

An outside bet is a bet type that can be placed in a game of Roulette. In Roulette, a bet type is defined by where it’s placed on the table layout.

If you’ve ever seen a Roulette table layout, you’ll notice the layout is split into two parts.

The first part is a grid of boxes containing a single number in each, ranging from 0 to 36. This area is known as the inside bet area, as it’s seen to be the main part of the table layout.

The second part of the layout is comprised of boxes outside the number grid area, with boxes containing things such as ‘black’, ‘low’, ‘odd’ and so on. This is known as the outside bet area, which is where the bets we’ll be discussing shortly need to be placed within the table layout.

## Outside bets – How to place them

In this section, we’re going to explore just a handful of the many outside bets you can place in a game of Roulette, as well as how to place them and the betting odds attached to each bet type.

### Odd / Even bet

This bet type focuses on what category the number found within the winning pocketed compartment belongs to – the odd number category, or the even.

There’s something worth noting here, which is the fact that any zeros found on the wheel do not count toward either the odd or even category.Instead, these categories cover numbers 1 to 36.

To place an odd or even bet, you’ll need to place a betting chip(s) in the box marked either ‘odd’ or ‘even’, depending on which category you predict the number to be in. Make sure you place the chip(s) in the middle of the box, ensuring that it’s not touching the borderline.

The betting odds attached to an odd or even bet is 1:1.

### Red / Black bet

This bet type allows you to focus more on the colours at play, red and black, rather than the numbers. With this bet type, you’re placing a wager on which colour you predict will fill the winning pocketed compartment.

To place a red or black bet, you’ll need to place a betting chip(s) in the middle of the box stating either ‘red’ or ‘black’, depending on which colour you predict to be the winner. Just like the odd and even bet, make sure the chips are placed in the middle of the box, not touching the borderline.

The betting odds attached to a red or black bet is 1:1.

Now you know a little more about outside bets, how to place them within a game of Roulette and what the betting odds are for that bet, will you be placing an outside bet on your next trip to the game table?