ROULETTE DICTIONARY

 American Wheel: has 38 numbers (0 and 00 and numbers 1-36). The number sequence is as follows, clockwise  beginning with 0: 0, 28, 9, 26, 30, 11, 7, 20, 32, 17, 5, 22, 34, 15, 3, 24, 36, 13, 1, 00, 27, 10, 25, 29, 12, 8, 19, 31, 18, 6, 21, 33, 16, 4, 23, 35, 14, 2.
Backtrack/Balltrack: outside stationary rim of the roulette wheel where ball is spun.
Ball: A small plastic ball, spun in the opposite direction of the wheel's spin. This ball establishes payoffs for each spin depending on the number pocket it lands.
Biased Numbers: determined by Biased Wheels over the long run by appearing more often than others appear.
Biased Wheel: flawed roulette wheel where specific numbers appear more often that probability of averages allows.
Bottom Track: inside slanted, stationary rim of the roulette wheel where ball moves downward before bouncing onto the wheel head and into a number pocket.
Casino Edge: advantage casino on any specific wager. The casino edge for double zero American wheel is 5.26%. Casino edge for single zero European roulette is lower at 2.70%.
Check Rack: tray that hold the chips for a game, aka as a chip rack or chip tray.
Choppy Game: roulette session where no streaks or patterns occur thereby not favoring the house or players.
Column Bet: wager for one of the 3 columns consisting of 12 numbers on the roulette table layout. Wagers are placed at the bottom of vertical column and a win pays 2 to 1.
Corner Bet: wagering on four numbers at once that pays 8 to 1 for a win. Alternate terms are Square Bet or Quarter Bet.
Croupier: French term for roulette dealer. 
 Derniere: French term for 'last' referring to the last group of 12 numbers in a Dozen Bet.  
Double Row: wagering on six numbers in two rows or ‘streets’ picked on the table layout. Win of one of these numbers pays 5 to 1. See Line Bet and Six Number Bet.
Double Zero: Green number wager found on the American wheel.
Double-Zero Wheel: has 38 numbers (0 and 00 and numbers 1-36).
Dozen Bet: wagering for twelve numbers on the roulette layout at once. Examples: 1-12, 13-24, or 25-36. 
 En Prison Rule: If the number zero is hit, this rule permits players to 1) take back half the bet or 2) leave the bet in place for another spin.
European Wheel: has only a single zero (0).
Even Number Bet: wagering that an even number will hit on the next spin.
Even Money: wager payoff is 1 to 1. Even money bets with the game of Roulette are Red, Black, Odd, Even, Low, and High bets.
Five-Number Bet: wagering on numbers 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 at once located on the American Wheel. The high casino advantage of 7.89% makes this the worst roulette bet.
High Bet: wagering on the upper 18 numbers (19-36). Pays 1-1.
High-Low Bet: wagering on 18 numbers at once. Examples: 1-18 or 19-36. Pays 1 to 1.
Inside Bet: placed on a specific number on the roulette table layout including 0 or 00, or any combination of numbers bet on the table layout. Opposite of Outside Bet. 
 Layout: Roulette table design on the felt table displaying the various betting options available.
Line Bet: wagering that one of six numbers in two rows or ‘streets’ picked on the table layout will hit.
Low Bet: wagering that one the low numbers, 1-18 will hit on the next spin.
Martingale System: betting system where players double their bet after a loss. Not recommended.
Negative Progression: game strategy of increasing bets after a loss. Not recommended.
Nickel: $5 dollar chip that is red in color.
Noir: French term for Black Bet-- that the next winning number will be black.
Odd-Number Bet: wagering that an odd number will hit on the next spin.
Outside Bet: placed on even money or 2 to 1 bets on the outside of the roulette table layout that include Red, Black, Odd, Even, High or Low. Opposite of Inside Bet. 
 Parlay: game strategy of doubling bet after a win.     
Past Posting: dishonestly adding more chips to a bet that has already won, aka as Capping a Bet.
Plain: Full number bet—wagering on one number only.
Premiere: French term for first—wagering the first group of 12 numbers in the Dozen Bet.
Quarter Bet: wagering on four numbers at once that pays 8 to 1 for a win. Alternate terms are Square Bet or Corner Bet.
Red Bet: Wager placed that the next winning number will be red. Win Pays 1 to 1. Also known as a Red Color Bet.
Red-Black Bet: wagering on 18 red numbers or 18 black numbers at once. Pays 1 to 1.
Row Bet: wagering on three numbers at once that pays 11 to 1 for a win. Bets are placed on the outside line of the row of three numbers across the layout. Other terms are Street Bet or Three Number Bet. 
Signature: theory that certain croupiers can spin the roulette ball into a specific area/ number based on their hand movement from a previous hit
Single Number Bet: wagering on one number only placed directly on the number and should not touch any line. Pays 35 to 1.
Single-Zero Wheel: has only a single zero (0) and a number sequence as follows, clockwise starting with 0: 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25, 17, 34, 6, 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33, 1, 20, 14, 31, 9, 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26.
Six Number Bet: wagering on six numbers in two rows or ‘streets’ picked on the table layout. Win of one of these numbers pays 5 to 1. See Line Bet.
Sixaine: French term for a Six-Number or Line Bet-- wagering on six numbers in two rows or ‘streets’.
Spin: of the roulette ball to determine a winning number after all bets are placed.
Split Bet: wagering on two numbers at once. An inside bet.  
Square Bets: wagering on four numbers at once. Pays 8 to 1. Alternate terms are Corner Bet or a Quarter Bet.

Straight Bet:
wagering on a single number. Place your bet inside a number on the green. Make certain no chip crosses any of the lines. Pays 35-1.
Straight Up Bet: same as Straight Bet. Wagering on a single number. Place your bet inside a number on the green. Pays 35-1.
Street Bet: wagering on three numbers at once that pays 11 to 1 for a win. Bets are placed on the outside line of the row of three numbers across the layout.
Alternate roulette terms are Three Number Bet or Row Bet.

Three Number Bet: wagering on 3 numbers at once that pays 11 to 1 for a win. Bets are placed on the outside line of the row of three numbers across the layout. Other terms are Street Bet or Row Bet.
Transversale Simple
: French term for a Three Number or Street Bet-- wagering on 3 numbers in one row or ‘street’ at once.
Trio Bet: wagering on three numbers in one row or ‘street’ at once. Pays 11 to 1.
Triple: French term for a Three Number or Street Bet-- wagering on three numbers in one row or ‘street’ at once. Pays 11 to 1.
Twelve Number Bet: wager for one of the 3 columns consisting of 12 numbers on the roulette table layout. Wagers are placed at the bottom of vertical column and a win pays
2 to 1. Alternate Roulette Terms is Column Bet.
Two Number Bet: wagering on two numbers at once. An inside bet.  Alternate term is Split Bet.
Wheel: short form term for the Roulette Wheel.
Wheel Chips: specially designed chips for the game of Roulette.
Wheel Head: section of the wheel holding the numbered pockets.
Zero: Number, green in color, on the roulette table layout.   

 
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