Roulette is one of the oldest games in the casinos we know and love today — and because the game is steeped in history there are many words and phrases invited solely for Roulette.
That means that newcomers to Live Roulette may justifiably feel a bit daunted by the jargon. Indeed, most players who first enter the Roulette suite will have encountered this issue.
So here at Unibet Live Casino Canada we’ve created the ultimate Roulette jargon guide, so you can develop your understanding of this incredible game.
Roulette is a fun game that should be enjoyed by players of all experience levels, so getting over some of the tricky terminology will certainly help your gameplay.
But before we take a look at the jargon, it’s worth reading a quick overview of the Roulette rules…
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How to play Roulette
Roulette is simply a game of chance where players predict where a ball will land on a spinning wheel. The Roulette table consists of a number of areas where you can place your betting chips. Once you have placed your bets, the wheel will spin and the ball will land on a segment of the wheel. If your bet matches that of the winning segment, you win your bet!
Also make sure to check out our full guide on How to Play Live Roulette
Now you know the very basics of playing Roulette, it’s time to dig into the jargon. Once you’ve checked out this guide, you should know a lot more about how Roulette works.
One of the most common forms of Roulette that uses 38 segments on the wheel. That’s because the wheel includes 0 and 00, which you can also bet on.
This is the bet or bets you will make on the Roulette table. When the betting is open, you can click on the amount of money you wish to stake and then the area of the table you want to place the bet on.
The counters used instead of coins in an online casino. Your budget will be transformed into chips at the start of the Roulette game, so you can bet with those chips on the tables.
Immediately double the bet you have placed. This is used for ease, so you don’t have to click many times on your chips.
One of the most common forms of Roulette that uses 37 segments on the wheel. That’s because the wheel includes 0, which you can also bet on.
These are bets that are focused on the numbers section of the Roulette table, which are situated on the ‘inside’. Here is a list of those inside bets:
Straight Up - You bet on a single number on the Roulette table
Split Bet - You place your chip on the line between two numbers, covering your bet on two outcomes
Street Bet - You place your chip at the end of a row of numbers, covering your bet on three outcomes
Corner Bet - You place your chip on the corner of four numbers, covering your bet on four outcomes
Line Bet - You place your chip at the end of a line of numbers, covering your bet for six number
A type of special bet that covers six numbers close to zero on the Roulette wheel. You will place chips on these four bets:
26 straight up
A special version of the classic Roulette game that is available in the Unibet Live Casino. Here, once the bets are closed and the wheel is spinning, a bolt of lighting will boost the odds of some numbers on the table. If you happen to have bet on that number and the ball settles on it, you could win a huge multiplier of your original bet!
Neighbour (Special) Bets
These are special bets that show you where to bet if you think the ball will land on a certain section of the wheel, rather than a section of the table. These special bets are called: Tiers du Cylindre, Orphelins a Cheval, Voisons du Zero and Jeu Zero.
No more bets
This is called by the Roulette host shortly after the ball has been released. It signals the betting is over for this round and all you can do now is sit back and watch the wheel spin!
These are bets that are focused on the non-numbers sections of the Roulette table, which are situated on the ‘outside’. Here is a list of those outside bets:
Column Bet - You place your chip one one of the boxes marked ‘2 to 1’ at the end of a column, covering 12 numbers
Dozen Bet - You place your chip on one of the three boxes marked ‘1st 12’, ‘2nd 12’ or ‘3rd 12’, covering your bet 12 numbers
Red/Black - You place your chip on either the Red or Black box, covering half of the numbers (except 0 or 00)
Even/Odd - You place your chip on either the Even or Odd box, covering half of the numbers (except 0 or 00)
1-18/19-36 - You place your chip on either the 1-18 box or the 19-36, covering half of the numbers (except 0 or 00)
The money you will receive if your bet wins. Each bet has its own payout ratio depending on how risky the bet is. You can check out the payout tables in the information section of any Roulette game in the Live Casino.
Simply click this button to repeat your previous bet. This is a button used by experienced Roulette players who like to place the same bet regularly.
Tiers du Cylindre
A type of special bet in Roulette. This bet covers 12 numbers that run from 27 to 33 on the wheel, directly opposite zero. You will place chips on these six bets:
Orphelins a Cheval
This special bet covers eight numbers of two segments of the Roulette wheel. You will place chips on these five bets:
1 straight up
Voisons du Zero
This special bet covers 17 numbers from 22 to 25 on the Roulette wheel. You will place chips on these nine bets:
0/2/3 street (two chips)
25/26/28/29 corner (two chips)
This is what the Live Casino uses to spin the ball. The Roulette wheel is made up of either 37 or 38 segments, depending on which version of Roulette you are playing.
0 and 00
These are additional numbers to the Roulette wheel that you can also bet on. However, outside bets such as red/black do not cover 0 and 00. These numbers are green and can only be bet on with an inside bet.
Play Roulette in the Live Casino today
Now you have read more about the terminology surrounding Roulette, it’s time to check out which games we have on offer in the Unibet Live Casino.
There is a host of great games to choose from in the Roulette suite, with many games well suited for newcomers. Indeed, if you are a first-time player of Roulette in the suite, make sure to play on the low-bet tables first. It is important you set a budget and never bet over your limit. Playing Roulette is meant to be fun and you can play for a lot longer if you bet low, compared to risking everything on one big spin.
If you are a more experienced Roulette player then we have some great games for you as well. Lightning Roulette is hugely popular in the Live Casino thanks to its multiplier effect on individual bets. You can also play Immersive Roulette, as well as Unibet Roulette — a table designed specifically for players at Unibet!
We offer Roulette in other languages too, such as German Roulette, Turkish Roulette and Arabic Roulette. And for high rollers who want to place minimum bets of $100 then you can enjoy Salon Privé Roulette, where you will be the only person sitting at the table.
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