The wide range of intriguing bets is what makes roulette so globally popular for centuries. It is a game of numbers in which you want the numbers to work in your favour.
Instead of just betting on individual numbers which is the simplest way to approach the game, you can group numbers and bet on specific patterns, therefore increase your chances of predicting the winning number.
The corner bet is one of the more reasonable options in both terms of payout and risk. It is balanced and easy to wrap one’s mind around it. This is how to play the corner bet at roulette.
Understand the Betting Layout
The betting table for a game of roulette is cleverly designed to present all the numbers on the wheel and also set aside specific areas for specific bets, leaving no room for ambiguity.
It is quite clear which area stands for which bet, which makes roulette one of the easiest gambling games to learn. As for the corner bet, in particular, you don’t need to pay attention to any specific area on the board. You have the entire number zone at your disposal.
Corner Bet Explained
The corner bet is one of the inside bets, alongside the straight up, split and street bets. It is called an inside bet because it is placed on the numbers, inside the number zone and not outside of it.
Alternative names for the corner bet are square bet and four-number bet. When you go for the corner bet you wager on four numbers at the same time.
However, you can’t place the bet on any random four numbers. You are limited on the numbers which are next to one another on the board, the ones that form a square.
For example, a corner bet would be a bet on 17, 18, 20 and 21, as well as 1, 2, 4, 5 and so on. No matter which four numbers you choose that form a square, the payout will be 8 to 1.
Placing the Corner Bet
Finally, we get to the moment of placing a corner bet. First, you need to choose a roulette table and join the game.
Online you must wait for the betting window to open. Once the betting time is announced, you are free to take the chips of a certain value that you have previously selected and place them on the table to secure the bet.
For a corner bet, you will place the chips in the corner where all the four numbers meet, where the lines of their borders cross. You have 22 different combinations of numbers to choose from to place a corner bet.
If any of the chosen four numbers land, the payout will be 8x the value of the stake.