If you are new to roulette and wonder what some of the most common terms are, then here is a quick guide. You will come across most of these when playing roulette at https//www.potsofgold.com.
American roulette is one of the main two styles. The difference is the design of the wheel which features a double zero format where two of the spaces are green and marked 0 and 00
A number that statistically seems to come up more often than the standard variance that has been calculated over a long term period.
Thankfully very rare, and usually a cry from a disgruntled player who hasn’t won his bet. Referring to a wheel that is not correctly designed so causes some numbers or sections to come up more often than statistically evidenced.
When a bet is placed on one of the 12 numbers that form a column (three columns on a betting mat)
When any bet has one or more of the chips covering any two or more numbers.
This is a type of bet that covers four adjoining numbers on the betting mat.
Double Zero Wheel
Another way of referring to the American roulette wheel, as there are two green spaces.
A bet that is placed on one of the three ‘dozen’ groups of numbers.
An outside bet placed on the winning number to be even.
Refers to the version of wheel used that contains just one single green space marked 0.
French Roulette Wheel
Also referred to as a single zero wheel with the same standard layout as the European roulette wheel.
A bet that the next winning number will be 19 or higher.
The edge that the house has over the players
Bets placed on specific numbers of the wheel.
A bet on two adjoining rows of three - six numbers in total
A bet that the winning number will be 18 or below.
A bet that the winning number will be odd
The statistical likelihood of a bet being successful
A bet placed on the outside areas of the betting mat - odd/even, red/black, high/low
Single Zero Wheel
Another term for the European or French wheel which means that there is only one green space marked 0.
Straight up Bet
A bet placed on just the single number to win, a form of inside bet.
A bet on three numbers that form a street on the betting mat.
Another term for a street bet. A bet that one of the three chosen numbers will win.
Defines the probability of each potential outcome.
Another word for the bet placed.
As the name suggests referring to the wheel, this information alone would not determine whether this was an American or European wheel.
A term used to describe the betting chips when they are being used in roulette.