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Casino Bonus - Roulette terms
Category: Sport and Leisure > Roulette
Date & country: 27/04/2011, UK
Words: 28


Action
Any Roulette bet or group of bets.

American Roulette Wheel
A wheel that has both a

Ball
The small white sphere, made of either ivory or plastic, that rolls around the wheel and falls into a pocket. The Roulette game starts when the ball starts rolling and stops when it lands in a pocket.

Biased Wheel
A wheel that gives certain results more than can be accounted for by probability.

Black Bet
A Roulette bet that wins if the result is a black number. A winning Black Bet pays even money. See also

Casino Edge
The average amount that the casino expects to win on every bet placed. In European Roulette, the casino edge is 2.7%. In the American version, the casino edge is 5.26%. Also called

Chasing Losses
A series of bets a losing player makes in an attempt to win back his losses. Typically, chasing losses leads to even more and heavier losses.

Column Bet
A Roulette bet that wins if the result falls within a selected column of numbers. A winning Column Bet pays 2 to 1.

Croupier
The

Double-Zero Wheel
Another name for an American Roulette wheel.

En prison
Also known as the Surrender rule, En Prison is a bet option offered in European versions of the game. Players betting even money (odd/even or red/black) where the spin results in 0 may either lose half their wager or keep the same bet at stake on the next spin.

European Wheel
A Roulette wheel that has only a single-zero (0).

Even Number Bet
A bet that wins if the winning number is even. A winning Even Number bet pays even money. See also

Fibonacci Betting System
A series of Roulette bets that increase according to the Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc.).

Five Number Bet
A bet available only in American Roulette where the player wins if the result is either 0, 00, 1, 2 or 3.

High Number Bet
A bet that wins if the winning number is between 19 and 36. A winning High Number bet pays even money. See also

Inside Bet
Any Roulette bets that are placed inside the numbered grid are

Layout
The design of the Roulette table, including betting areas, as well as the wheel itself.

Low Number Bet
A bet that wins if the winning number is between 1 and 18. A winning Low Number bet pays even money. See also

Martingale System
A series of Roulette bets that double every time a player loses.

Odd Number Bet
A bet that wins if the winning number is odd. A winning Odd Number bet pays even money. See also

Orphans
A system wherein players place bets on numbers that are close together on the actual wheel, but far from each other on the table layout.

Outside Bet
Bets placed outside the Roulette table's numbered grid. These include bets on red, black, high, low, odd, even, and the first, second and third sets of 12 numbers.

Red Bet
A betbet that wins if the result is a red number. A winning Red Bet pays even money. See also

Single-Zero Wheel
A European wheel version with only a single zero (0), as opposed to an American wheel that has both a single zero (0) and a double zero (00).

Straight Bet
Bet placed on a single number. A winning straight bet pays 35 to 1. A straight bet is the most common bet in any Roulette game and has the highest payout

Voisins du Zero
French for

Wheel Tracking
Players who track past results of series of games in order to determine future spins are said to be