What is ‘Trio’?
Trio refers to a type of bet players can make in roulette. As one of the most popular casino games, there are a number of different bets players can make at the roulette wheel, but they all boil down into two types: inside bets and outside bets. A trio is a type of inside bet that can be made on an American roulette wheel and involves placing a wager on the roulette ball landing on one of the two zero pockets along with the numbers that adjoin them on the roulette table. A trio bet cannot be made in European roulette, as a European roulette wheel only features one zero pocket.
With outside bets, players are placing a broader wager by betting on whether the ball lands in an odd or even numbered pocket, within a range of numbers or in a red or black pocket. Inside bets, however, are more specific because they involve the player betting on individual numbers or on a set of numbers that are grouped together on the roulette table. Inside bets tend to pay more because the odds are greater, and with a trio bet the player has odds of 11.667 to one. In order to win a trio bet, the ball will have to land on either zero or double zero (depending on which zero pocket the player bet on), or one of the numbers that adjoin the zero pockets. If a player bets on the zero, then they will also be betting on one and two with a trio bet. If they bet on the double zero, a trio bet will also consist of two and three.
The payout for a successful trio bet is usually 11:1, meaning if a trio bet comes off, a player can expect to get eleven times their bet back along with their original stake.