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Online Roulette Terminology



An Action describes the total amount of funds a player intends to wager over a given period.

**Action Players **

Action players to reputable roulette players who are known to place large bets.

American Wheel

Also known as American Roulette, it refers to a version of roulette that has 38 numbered slots. It uses a wheel with the slot marked "00" in addition to 0, giving the casino a more significant house edge.



The ball in roulette is used to describe the small white spherical mass spun around in the roulette wheel.

Ball Track

Ball track, also known as backtrack, is used to describe the outermost rim of the roulette wheel in which the ball is spun around. Its position on the wheel after being spun determines every spin's payoff.


Bankroll in roulette refers to the total amount of money a player currently possesses to play with.

Basket Bet

A basket bet is a strategic type of bet that covers the 00, 0, 1, 2 & 3.

Bet On Layout

Bt-on-layout is a term used to describe a situation when a player places a bet on the numbers portion of the game table.

Biased Wheel

A roulette wheel is called a biased wheel when the spinning wheel is said to have a flaw that makes a certain set of numbers appear more frequently than it usually should.

**Big Number **

A big number refers to that number that comes up more often after each spin than predicted.

Black Bet

A black bet refers to a kind of bet placed on the prediction that the number that will turn out after the spin will be a black number.

**Black & Red Numbers **

Black & Red numbers in roulette refer to the color of the numbers on the roulette wheel. There are 18 black and 18 red numbers. It is used to identify the type of number the spinning ball falls on.

Block Betting

In roulette, Block betting refers to the kind of bet which is placed on a section of numbers on the wheel. This bet is mostly placed by a group in certain roulette strategies.

Bottom Track

The bottom track refers to the inner rim of the roulette wheel where the ball initially enters before ultimately bouncing into the numbered pockets.


**Cage **

Cage is a term commonly used in live roulette games, and it refers to the location where players convert their chips into real money.

Call Bet

Call bets in roulette are described as bets made when a player announces his/her bet instead of placing chips on marked areas on the table. Only a few casinos allow call bets.


Carre is a French term that translates to corner bet, which is used in French roulette.


Cheval is a term used in French roulette, and it refers to a split bet.

Cold Table

In roulette, a Cold table is used to describe a game session where every player at the table keeps losing.

Column Bet

Column bet can be described as a bet placed on one of the three available column wheels. Each column contains up to 12 numbers. It pays 2 to 1 odds.

**Colonne **

Colonne is a French term that also means column bet.

Combination Bet

A combination bet in roulette refers to a situation where a player bets on more than one possible outcome.

Corner Bet

In roulette, a Corner bet refers to a type of bet that is placed on the probability of 1 out of 4 numbers turning out. If 1 out of the selected numbers, the bet pays 8:1.


The croupier is the casino official that manages the operation of the roulette game. Their tasks include spinning the wheel, calling out the winning number, and performing every other activity to ensure the smooth running of the game.


Double Zeros

Double zeros refer to a bet that is allowed only in American roulette. It involves placing a bet on the pocket slot marked (00).

Dozens Bet

A dozens bet is said to be placed when a player bets on 12 consecutive numbers (one of the three sections) of the 36 numbers on the wheel (excluding the 0 & 00 numbers). It is an outside wager, and it only provides a 2:1 payout.


En Plein

En Plein in roulette is a French term that translates as a straight-up bet, where a player places his/her bet on just one number.

En Prison

En prison refers to a rule that applied in European and French roulette. The rule allows a player's even bet to stay on the table for the next spin if the ball is at 0 on the last spin.

Even Bet

An even bet refers to a type of bet placed on the probability of an even number turning up.

Even Money Bet

Even money bet in roulette refers to a bet placed on bets that pay 1:1, e.g., even, odds, black, red, low, or high numbers.

European Roulette

European Roulette refers to a version of roulette which is well known in European and Asian roulettes. It only has 37 numbered slots (0-37) on the roulette wheel. This roulette version increases the chances of winning because of the low house edge.


Five Number Bet

Five number bet, also known as Top line bets, refers to a type of bet placed only in American roulette. The bet is described by predicting that one of 5 numbers (00,0,1,2,3) will turn up after the spin.

Flat Bettor

A flat bettor is a player known for betting with the same amount of money.

French Bets

French bets refer to a bet that covers a specific section of numbers on the wheel. High rollers often do it. This way, players making french bets are sure of their win because their bets cover the whole wheel.


Gaffed Wheel

A Gaffed wheel is described as a roulette wheel that has been manipulated/ rigged either by the player or the casino house.

Golden Numbers

Golden numbers refer to the numbers that are often hit on the roulette wheel after every spin.

Green Numbers.

Green numbers in roulette refer to the numbers 0 and 00 on the roulette wheel.


A grifter refers to a cheat roulette player.


**High Bet **

A high bet in roulette refers to a bet between the numbers 19 & 36 on the wheel. High bets pay 1:1.

High Roller

The term "High roller" describes a player who often wagers with a lot of money at the roulette table.

**Hot Table **

A hot table is a roulette table in the casino where players win frequently.

House Edge

The house edge is a statistic used in measuring the casino's advantage over the roulette players. It is measured in percentages or numbers.


Inside Bet

An inside bet refers to any bet which is placed on the numbers within the box of a roulette table layout.


La boule

La boule can be described as a French version of roulette where players can wager on nine numbers and three colors.

La Partage

La partage is a rule that applies to French and European roulette. This rule makes it possible for the house to give half of a player's losing bet in the event if the ball lands on 0.


Layout in roulette describes the designs and markings of the game table.

Line Bet

Also known as six line bet or avenue bet, a line bet refers to a bet that covers two adjacent rows and totals six numbers.

Low Bet

A low vet in roulette refers to a bet between the numbers 1 & 18 on the wheel, and it pays 1:1.

**Low Roller **

A low roller describes a player who is known to place small bets.


Money At Risk

In roulette, Money at risk refers to the total amount of money/funds that is placed as a bet during a wheel spin.



Odds refer to the tendency of an outcome to be true.

Odd Bet

An odd bet is a type of bet placed based on a prediction that the number that will turn out will be odd.


Orphans in roulette refer to numbers 6, 13, and 34 on the roulette wheel. These numbers are called orphans due to their distance from the layout.



A paddle can be described as a short stick used by the croupier to draw cash into the box.


A parley occurs when players decide to double their wager by adding their winnings to the original bet for the next wheel spin.


A push refers to a tie in a roulette game, where the wager amount is returned to the player.


Pocket in roulette refers to the small slots on the wheel where the ball might land when the spinning wheel rests.



A racetrack refers to a section of the roulette table where the numbers are arranged in the exact order they appear on the wheel.

Red bet

A red bet refers to the bet made on the prediction that the spinning ball will rest on a red number.


Section Slicing

Section slicing refers to the division of the wheels into different sections.

Single Zero Roulette

Single zero roulette refers to the European version, which contains up to 37 slots on the wheel. It ranges from 0-36.


A split refers to a bet made by the placement of chips on the intersection of two adjacent numbers on the roulette layout. It usually pays 17:1.

Street Bet

A street bet refers to a type of bet that is won when the ball rests on one of 3 numbers.


Tiers du Cylindre

Tiers du Cylindre is a French term that refers to a bet that covers the 2nd third part of a wheel.

**True Odds **

When a bet has true odds, it is very likely for the predicted outcome to come to pass.


Visual Wheel Tracking

Visual wheel tracking can be defined as the practice of studying the movement of a roulette wheel in order to predict which pocket or slot the ball will land.

Voisins du Zéro

Voisins du Zero is a French term that refers to a bet that covers the last of the three sections in a roulette wheel.



Also known as a bet.


Wheel in roulette refers to the roulette spinning wheel.



This is a special number at the spinning wheel. It is always colored green.