Roulette Wheel Terms Part 2
Roulette Wheel Terms is the
of the roulette glossary and includes betting and payout information.
Some of the terms that are unique to this international
casino game include Big Number, Carré, En Plein, High Bet and Manque.
Roulette Wheel Terms: B
Roulette Wheel Terms: C
- Backtrack or
Balltrack: outside stationary rim of the
roulette wheel where ball isspun.
a small plastic ball, spun in the opposite direction
the wheel's spin. This ball establishes payoffs for each spin depending
on the number pocket it lands.
- Basket Bet: a 5
number bet on zero--double zero and numbers-1-2-3 which pays 6 to 1.
This bet has a large 7.89% casino
advantage. Avoid this bet as it is the worst roulette bet you can
- Biased Numbers:
determined by biased wheels over the long
run by appearing more often than others appear.
- Biased Wheel:
flawed roulette wheel where specific numbers
appear more often that probability of averages allows.
- Big Number:
appears more often than probability of averages
allows and is possibly an indicator of a biased wheel.
- Black Action:
bet made with a black $100 chip.
- Black Bet:
wager placed that the next winning number will
Track: inside slanted, stationary rim of the roulette
wheel where ball
moves downward before bouncing onto the wheel head and into a number
- Boule or
Little Game: popular simple French roulette
version with 9 numbers and 3 colors to place bets.
Roulette Wheel Terms: D
Bets: grouping of numbers at single-zero tables. The 5
number neighbors=5 chips, zero neighbors=9 chips, third section of the
wheel=6 chips, full orphans=8 chips and orphans split=5
- Capping a
Bet: dishonestly adding more chips to a bet that
has already won, also known as past posting.
French term for the corner bet—betting 4 numbers at
Edge: advantage casino on any specific wager. For
roulette, the casino
edge for double zero American wheel is 5.26%. Casino edge for single
zero European roulette is lower at 2.70%.
Strategy: copying the betting patterns or
strategies of winning players at the roulette table.
- Check Rack:
tray that holds the chips for a game, also
known as a chip rack or chip tray.
French term for the split bet, wagering 2 numbers
- Choppy Game:
roulette session where no streaks or patterns
occur, thereby not favoring the house or players.
French term for column bet—betting one of the 3
Bet: bet for one of the 3 columns consisting of 12 numbers
roulette table layout. Bets are placed at the bottom of vertical column
and a win pays 2 to 1.
- Corner Bet:
wagering on four numbers at once that pays 8 to
1 for a win. Alternate terms are square bet or quarter bet.
French term for roulette dealer.
Roulette Wheel Terms: E
French term for 'last' referring to the last
group of 12 numbers in a dozen bet.
Row: betting on six numbers in two rows or ‘streets’
picked on the
table layout. Win of one of these numbers pays 5 to 1. See line bet and
six number bet.
- Double Zero:
green number bet found on the American wheel.
Wheel: has 38 numbers (0 and 00 and numbers
- Dozen Bet:
wagering for twelve numbers on the roulette
layout at once. Examples: 1-12, 13-24, or 25-36.
Roulette Wheel Terms: F -
- En Plein:
French term for the straight-up bet—betting one
Prison Rule: If the number zero is hit, this rule permits
players to 1)
take back half the bet or 2) leave the bet in place for another spin.
Choosing this option (en prison) results in losing the entire bet if a
zero hits with the following spin. This rule is for even money bets
Wheel: has only a single zero (0).
- Even Number
Bet: wagering that an even number will hit on
the next spin.
- Even Money:
bet payoff is 1 to 1. Even money bets with the
game of roulette are red, black, odd, even, low, and high bets.
Roulette Wheel Terms: L -
- Ficheur: device
used to separate different colored chips in
order that each player receives a unique
color to play.
Bet: betting on numbers 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 at once located
American Wheel. The high casino advantage of 7.89% makes this the worst
- Flat Bettor:
player who wagers the same amount consistently.
$25 chips that are green in color.
Bet: wagering on the upper 18 numbers (19-36). Pays 1 to
- High-Low Bet: betting
numbers at once. Examples: 1-18
19-36. Pays 1 to
- Impair: French
term for the odd bet-- wagering that an odd
number will hit on the next spin.
Bet: placed on a specific number on the roulette table
0 or 00, or any combination of numbers bet on the table layout.
Opposite of outside bet.
Roulette Quiz Extra for Roulette Wheel
Partage: unlike the en prison rule, the player loses half
the bet, but
does not qualify to leave the bet for a follow-up spin. This occurs
with red/black, high/low, odd/even bets resulting in zero as the
roulette table design on the felt table displaying
the various betting options available.
- Line Bet:
betting that one of six numbers in two rows or
‘streets’ picked on the table layout will hit.
- Low Bet:
wagering that one the low numbers, 1-18 will hit
on the next spin.
French term for low bet—betting that one of the
numbers 1-18 will hit.
System: betting system where players double
their bet after a loss. Not recommended.
Progression: game strategy of increasing bets
after a loss. Not recommended.
- Nickel: $5
dollar chip that is red in color.
French term for black bet or that the next winning
number will be black.
The numbers on the roulette wheel are arranged:
A. In order that consecutive numbers are nearly opposite each other.
B. In numerical order around the outside.
C. In numerical order, however 0 and 00 are opposite each other.
A. Consecutive numbers are nearly opposite each other. For example,
Zero is flanked by 2 and 28; on either side of 00 are 1 and 27.
Wheel Terms is followed by terms O – Z
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