A person who routinely wagers large sums of money.
A progressive betting strategy where two numbers are canceled each time an earlier wager is won, and one number (the total of two end numbers) is added when the earlier wager is lost.
A person who works with the croupier to cheat the casino.
When a player wagers all their chips on one bet.
A roulette variant that features a double zero, 38 bet pockets and a slightly higher house edge than that of European roulette.
A roulette wheel with a total of 38 numbered segments from 1 to 36 with two zeros – 0 and 00.
Wagers made when a player calls out a bet and then immediately places the chips on the layout to cover that bet
The outer edge of the wheel where the ball is spun. Also called the ball-track.
The total amount of money a player intends to spend on gambling.
A wager that is placed anywhere on the numbers area of the table.
Digits in the wheel which have statistically been proven to hit more than others based on a long-term analysis. Also known as big numbers.
An imperfect or imbalanced roulette wheel that may skew to certain hot zones such that certain numbers are hit more often than they typically should.
When players bet with €
100 black chips.
A wager that the next number will be black that pays 1:1.
Chips with a €
A wager covering a block of numbers on the betting layout.
A set of numbers on a given section of the wheel wagered together in certain roulette strategies.
The sloped, inner part of the roulette wheel which remains static as the wheel is spun.
The area of the casino where players cash out their chips.
Wagers made by stating the bet to be placed out loud without placing any chips on the felt. These typically include bets such as Voisins Du Zero and sector bets.
Another term for the Labouchère betting system.
A type of cheating where a player subtly places more chips on the winning number.
A roulette variant that uses a standard pack of playing cards with two jokers.
A French roulette term used to refer to a corner bet.
Area in a casino where a player converts casino chips into cash.
The edge the casino has over its players.
A casino employee caters to player requests, especially those of high rollers.
Casino executive responsible for the operation of a casino.
A betting system where a player mimics the betting tactics of those who are doing well at the roulette table.
Increasing wagers in order to recoup what has been lost.
The tray where casino chips are kept.
Another name for casino chips.
A French roulette term used to refer to a split bet.
Small, coin-shaped tokens used instead of real money when wagering at a casino.
Determining the value of a stack of chips by eyeballing the stack, primarily in tournaments.
The plate where the dealer keeps and distributes casino chips to players.
A game where neither the house or player is winning consistently such that no streaks or patterns have been noted.
Digits that haven’t come up for at least thirty-seven spins.
Any table where players are on a losing streak and the house is winning.
A French roulette term used to refer to a column bet.
When a dealer pays off a winning bet with the same denomination chips as those wagered.
The action of exchanging lower denomination chips to larger denomination chips.
A wager that covers almost one-third of the wheel and is placed on one of the three available columns of 12 numbers. The bet pays 2:1.
Any wager that includes one or more chips on two or more numbers.
A free bonus or other freebies given out to players by the casino.
A single wager placed at the connecting corner of four numbers on the layout. If the ball lands on one of these numbers, the bet pays 8:1.
When the casino counts all the chips of tournament players after a specified number of hands.
Another name for the members of staff at a land-based casino.
An individual who professionally cheats in land-based casinos as a means of making a living.
A formal term for the casino employee who oversees activity at the roulette table. Not to be confused with the term dealer, that should only be used in reference to card games.
An open table with no players.
A French roulette term used to refer to the final group of twelve numbers in the Dozen bet.
The marker placed over the winning roulette number that is removed once winning bets have been paid out and a new round begins.
A betting strategy where a player’s wager is doubled after a loss to recoup the loss of the earlier bet. More commonly known as the Martingale system.
The pocket on American roulette wheels that is marked with a 00. This creates a higher house edge.
A wheel that features a 0 and 00, and is more commonly referred to as an American roulette wheel.
A French roulette term used to refer to a Dozen bet.
A wager that is placed on one of three available sequences of twelve numbers – either 1-12, 13-24, or 25-36 – and pays 2:1.
In brick-and-mortar casinos, the area where the players’ money is placed when buying chips at the table.
A betting system where a player increases the amount wagered by one unit after a loss and decreases it by one unit after a win.
Having an advantage over a game.
A French roulette term used to refer to a Straight Up bet.
A French roulette term that translates to in prison and refers to a rule which is applied to even-money bets. When a zero is hit, the player may either take back half their wager or leave it imprisoned for another spin. If the subsequent outcome is also zero, the other half of the original wager is also lost.
A roulette variant that features 36 numbers, a single zero and a relatively low house edge.
A wager on all the even numbers that pays 1:1.
Any wager such as betting colour, even, odd, etc. that pay 1:1.
What the player, or the casino, can expect to win or lose during a game. This is based on prior statistics and is usually given as a percentage estimation.
In land-based casinos, the cameras mounted in glass bubbles, on the ceiling in casinos, used to observe both the player and dealer. Sometimes abbreviated to EITS.
A progressive roulette betting strategy where each wager is a combination of the previous numbers that have been hit by the wheel.
A wager in American roulette where the player bets that either 0, 1, 2, or 3, or 00, 1, 2, or 3 will hit.
The act of betting the same amount on every spin.
In land-based casinos, the individual who supervises all of the operating tables.
Wagers that cover specific physical sections of the roulette wheel. A single French bet is actually several bets at once such that all of the numbers in each wheel section are covered.
A variant of European roulette that offers the La Partage and En prison rules. The sector names are in French while the table layout differs slightly from that of European roulette.
Identical to the European wheel and contains a single zero.
The specific amount of money that a player deposits at a land-based casino before heading to the tables.
A wheel that has been rigged by either the casino or a player.
A player who is a big tipper.
Numbers that have hit out of proportion to their probability. These are sometimes referred to as hot or biased-numbers.
A variant of the Martingale betting system where a player doubles their bets and adds one extra unit after a loss.
The zero and double zero areas of the roulette wheel.
Chips valued at €
A player who is a scammer or cheater.
A casino that targets risk averse gamblers with low betting limits.
A betting strategy where players increase their wager by one unit after each win.
The attention a player attracts from the casino’s management if they’re seen to be winning too frequently.
A bet on the higher numbers on the layout, that is, 19 – 36
An even money bet on either all the low numbers (1-18) or all the high numbers (19-36) on the roulette layout.
A player who wagers large sums of money.
The amount of money retained by the house. Also referred to as the hold percentage.
To be on a winning streak.
Numbers that hit more often than they should, based on their probability. These are sometimes referred to as golden numbers.
Any table where players are on a winning streak and the house is losing
The house sets the rules and governs over how a game is played. This is usually the casino itself.
The mathematical edge or advantage that a casino has over a player expressed as the percentage of each bet that the casino expects to keep on average, over the long term. The house edge on a single zero wheel is 2.70%, while it increases to 5.26% on a double zero wheel.
A French roulette term used to refer to an odd bet.
A wager placed on the numbered, inside portion of the roulette layout. They cover either individual numbers or small groups of numbers and pay relatively high odds. Inside bets include: straight up, split, street, trio, corner, double street, and basket wagers.
A player who is a good tipper
A betting strategy that optimises logarithmic bankroll growth while minimizing risk.
A French roulette rule akin to the En prison one. In this scenario, the player loses half their wager without the option of leaving the bet imprisoned for another spin. This rule is used for outside, even-money wagers including red/black, high/low, odd/even and may also apply when the outcome is zero
A cancellation betting strategy where numbers are cancelled out from a predefined list after a win and added to the list after a loss. This list of numbers establishes the next amount to bet.
The area painted on the felt where players place their bets.
Betting strategies that seek to overcome the house edge by placing different types of wagers without seeking to determine any biases in the game.
A wager that one of the six numbers of the two lines of three numbers on the betting layout will win. This bet pays 5:1.
A bet on the lower numbers on the layout, that is, 1 – 18
An individual who wagers small sums of money.
A French roulette term used to refer to a low bet.
A player who will be defrauded by a con artist.
A double-up betting strategy where a player doubles their bet after each loss such that future wins should cover earlier lost wagers as well as pay off the original bet.
A casino promotion where players are given bonus chips and, should their wagers win, they’ll receive real chips in return.
A version of the little wheel that features only thirteen numbers, from 0-12, that available at some online casinos. Payouts are adjusted accordingly and half of the player’s losses are returned when a spin’s outcome is zero, which makes the house edge similar to that of traditional roulette games.
The amount of money being bet at a given time.
In land-based casinos, a call to inform the croupier and the pit boss that a player is betting with real money, and not chips.
A betting system, such as the Martingale, Fibonacci and Super Martingale strategies, where players increase their bet after a loss.
Numbers on the roulette wheel that sit adjacent to one another, typically the two numbers on either side of the chosen number.
A call made by the croupier during a spin to alert players that all bets being cancelled and that the casino will repeat the action from the beginning. Wagers may be removed from the table once no action has been called.
A French roulette term used to refer to a black bet.
A chip whose value is assigned by the buy-in of the player, not by the game itself, such that it has no intrinsic value until it is given one.
A wager on all the odd numbers that pays 1:1.
The statistical probability of a specific outcome.
A French roulette phrase used to refer to a wager on three particular numbers – 6, 34 and 17 – that are neighbours on the roulette wheel yet far apart on the betting layout.
A French roulette term used to refer to an orphans bet.
A wager placed on the non-numbered, outside area of the roulette layout. They cover large sections of the wheel and pay at lower odds. Outside bets include: dozens, columns and even-money bets such as red/black, odd/even, etc.
A casino tool used to push money into the drop box.
A French roulette term used to refer to an even bet.
The act of doubling a wager after a win.
A French roulette term used to refer to a high bet.
The act of placing a wager after the winning number has hit. This is considered cheating.
The act of removing chips from the stack after losing a bet. Doing so is considered cheating.
The area of table games in a land-based casino. Could also signify an exclusive section where the high-roller baccarat tables are kept.
The black, red and green numbered spaces on the roulette wheel in which the ball may land.
A roulette betting system where a player increases their bet after a win.
A French roulette term used to refer to the first group of 12 numbers in the dozen bet.
The act of increasing bet amounts after a single win or a winning streak.
A wager that one of four numbers will hit on the next spin. This is more commonly referred to as a corner or square bet.
Green chips valued at €
The act of labelling the player and the amounts they wager for comps.
An outside, even-money bet on the colour red that pays 1:1.
The Labouchère strategy played in reverse such that players double-up after each win rather than after each loss.
The mathematical probability of a player losing their whole bankroll.
A French roulette term used to refer to a red bet.
Promotional funds given out by a casino to attract new players or keep existing ones loyal.
The tool used by the croupier to indicate the winning roulette number. Players are unable to place new bets until the marker has been removed from the table. Also referred to as a dolly.
An approach to placing bets on the roulette layout. Betting strategies may be a useful way to plan your play however, they do not lower the house edge.
A sequence of events such as three reds or two of the same dozens successively.
A croupier who attempts to hit a section of the wheel on each spin.
The act of splitting the wheel into sections based on hot and cold numbers in the hopes of discovering any biases.
A wager placed on a group of numbers within a specific sector of the wheel. More commonly referred neighbours bet.
Either the duration of time a table is open for or the period of time a player chooses to spend at the table.
The amount of money that the player assigns to play with for a single session.
A roulette wheel with only one zero. This is more commonly referred to as a European wheel.
An inside bet that covers two adjacent rows of numbers on the roulette layout, covering six numbers in total. This pays out at 5:1.
A French roulette term used to refer to a six line bet.
An inside bet that covers two adjacent numbers on the roulette layout. Chips are placed on the intersection of two numbers and this wager pays out at odds of 17:1
An inside bet made that one of four numbers will land on the next spin that pays 8:1. More commonly known as a corner bet.
Twenty roulette chips placed on top of each other.
An inside bet made on a single number on the table layout that pays at odds of 35:1.
An inside bet placed on a row of three numbers on the table layout made by placing chips on the edge of that row. This wager pays out at odds of 11:1.
Similar to the En prison rule, this is when the casino only takes half a player’s losing bet when the wheel lands on the 0 or 00.
A French roulette term that translates to third of the wheel. It refers to a bet on a specific group of numbers on a section of the roulette wheel that are paired neighbours on the layout.
A gratuity given to a dealer, or any individual who works in the casino, by a player. Also referred to as a toke.
A tip given to the croupier at the roulette table. Also referred to as zuks.
A player who is a stingy tipper.
Promotional competitions run by casinos where players compete against one another for a prize. These campaigns typically include a form of leaderboard to keep track of players’ progress.
A French roulette term used to refer to a street bet.
A term used to refer to an individual who is not allowed on the casino’s premises anymore.
A combination wager placed on whether one of three possible numbers will hit on the American roulette wheel. This is similar to a street bet, however, the digits wagered on include the 0 and 00.
The correct probability of a specific outcome.
The minimum wager that a player chooses to bet.
Also referred to as vig, juice or under-juice, is the amount charged by a bookmaker for taking a bet from a player.
The act of assessing the characteristics and spin velocity of a roulette wheel to gain an edge, and predict where the ball will land. This is done either by sight or with the aid of an electronic device.
A French roulette term used to refer to a wager on a specific group of numbers on the section of the roulette wheel that neighbours the 0 pocket. In fact, the word voisins translates to neighbours.
Another term for bet.
A term used to refer to a high-roller.
Slang for the term roulette wheel.
Unmarked chips used specifically on roulette tables, sometimes referred to as wheel chips.
The area of the roulette wheel with the numbered slots.
A roulette term for croupier.
Betting systems that exploit the flaws of a roulette wheel to gain an advantage.
The act of watching the roulette wheel closely to see if a bias or any patterns exist. This may be done by keeping track of the results of each spin to find out if any bias exists. Alternatively, the speed of the wheel may be clocked visually or electronically in hope of predicting where the ball will land.
The 0 pocket on the roulette wheel. All wheels contain a single 0 space while American ones feature an additional 00 pocket.