If you can play a single-number bet and a two-number bet at roulette, why not play a three-number bet? The majority of bets available in a roulette game are easy to understand and easy to place. The Street bet is no different.
With a bit of learning your way around the betting table, you will be able to master all the inside and outside bets offered. It takes minimum effort to understand how the street bet works, so here are the basic principles you should know about this roulette wager and how to benefit from it.
Acknowledge the Number Zone on a Roulette Table
One can’t learn how to place bets if he or she does not know how to “read” the betting layout. While the action may take place on the wheel in roulette, the bets are placed on the side table, or on the virtual layout provided by the interface if you are playing roulette online.
There are many squares and areas on the betting table, representing the possible bets a player can make during a round. For the purposes of the inside bets, which also include the street bet, you need to know what the number zone is – it is the large area/grid with all the numbers from the wheel.
Street Bet Explained
What is a street bet? The street bet in roulette, sometimes known as the line bet, the row bet or the Transversale Plain in French, is a bet on three numbers which are consecutive and next to each other on the betting layout.
Looking at the layout from the table bottom and up you can notice that the numbers are presented like this: 1,2,3/4,5,6/7,8,9 etcetera.
Picking one trio would be a street bet. For instance, you can bet on 13, 14, 15 or 25, 26, 27, as well. The payout ratio is 11 to 1 for the street bet, so it is less risky than a straight up bet, but still riskier than any of the outside bets available.
Placing the Street Bet
When the time comes to wager on roulette and try out the street bet, join the table of your choice and wait for the betting period to start.
It is within the betting time that you want to place your bets; pick the chip values and place the chips on the outside line that borders the row/street you have decided to bet on.
For example, if you want to bet on 19, 20, 21, you will place the chips on the outer line bordering 19. If the ball lands on any of the three numbers in the street, you will be paid according the payout – 11 to 1.