Roulette Terms

One of the most popular games that people like to play when visiting a casino is roulette. It's popularity may be due to the fact that it is a fairly easy and simple game to play. All you have to do is bet on what number and color (red or black) a little ball is going to end up on. If that ball ends up on that number and color you win.

The way the game is played is you place your bet on a number, which will be either red or black. A person called the croupier spins the number wheel in one direction and the ball in another. Once the wheel starts to slow down the ball loses momentum and falls into one of the colored number slots. There is a little more to it depending on how you want to place your bet, but that is the basics.

Roulette Terms

Every game at a casino has terms that are used specifically for that game. It's like their own little language. Black Jack has it's terminology, people that play poker have their own vocabulary associated with the game and roulette has it's own language. If you're new to the game you may hear some terms that you're not familiar with. So in this article you are going discover some terms that might just be helpful to you.

The first term you might have heard associated with this game is the inside bet. This bet consists of a few different types.

First is the straight up bet. This is when you make a bet on a single number.

Next is the split bet. This is the act of betting on two numbers.

A street bet is betting on three numbers.

A bet on four numbers is called a corner bet.

A five number bet is not like the other number bets. It is generally used with American double zero wheels with bets that cover 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3.

A six line bet is when you bet on six numbers.

Those are the inside bets.

The outside bet, like the inside bet, consists of a few different kinds of bets as well. These are 1 to 1 even money bets which can be red or black, high or low or odd or even. It also consists of 2 to 1 payouts which can be dozens or columns. Here are a few outside bets that will clear up what this means.

A high or low bet is when you bet even money on the top half or the bottom half of the numbers. The top half of the numbers are 19-36. The bottom half are 1-18.

The column bet is another outside bet. It is when you bet on one of the three columns. Each column has 12 numbers and you win when anyone of them are spun.

The dozen bet is where you bet one of the three dozens on the table. These dozens consists of 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36.

Those are some of the outside bet terms you might hear. Lets continue with a couple more terms.

The term “a bet on the layout” means a bet placed anywhere on the numbers part of the table.

A neighbor bet is a 5 number bet where you choose a number to bet on and the two numbers on both sides of your chosen number are included in the bet, giving you a 5 number bet.

Call bets are when you bet on a section or multiple sections of the wheel.

These are some of the more common terms you are bound to hear while at a casino. Knowing the meaning of these terms will give you a better understanding of the game and allow you to enjoy the it more.

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