5 Roulette Slang Words You Should Know

5 Roulette Slang Words You Should Know

Playing any game comes with its special set of in-game terms and slang. If you’ve ever been in a live roulette chat room and raised your eyebrow when someone talked about a corner bet or a croupier, you’re not alone.

Those couple of roulette slang words are just some of many that veteran roulette players throw around when they’re talking about their favorite casino game. Today, we will explain 5 roulette slang words so that when you are ready to play roulette online, you’ll already know what they mean!

1. Corner Bet

When you place a corner bet, it means that you do so on 4 of the numbers on the betting board in a block within those numbers’ corners where they join together. Since it covers 4 of the 37 numbers on the roulette betting board, the usual payout for betting this way and winning would be 8:1.

Doing a corner bet is not as risky as doing a single-number bet as you have more chances of winning by doing a corner bet. Beginners should try corner bets as they get used to the game of roulette for the first few times in an online or physical casino.

2. Column Betting

There are three columns on a roulette betting board. Column betting means that you put your betting chips on all the numbers of one column out of the three columns on the board. The payout for this betting strategy is 2 to 1. You will have a better chance of winning by placing a column bet rather than a corner bet because you will be covering more possible numbers on the roulette betting board.

3. En Plein

En plein is a French phrase that translates to English to mean a “straight-up bet”. This means that you are placing a bet on only one number on the roulette wheel, which is the riskiest type of bet to embark upon.

In European roulette, there is a 2.7% chance that you could win en plein. If that happens, then the payout will be a substantially attractive 35 to 1 because of how risky it is. Once you are more comfortable with making corner bets and column bets as a beginner roulette player, then you can take the adventurous route of betting en plein as you become more of a veteran player to see how your luck stacks up.

4. Biased Wheel

A biased wheel means that not every number present on the roulette wheel has an equal chance of the ball landing in that corresponding pocket. These skewed changes could happen if a casino were to rig a roulette wheel for less random results of where the ball lands or if the wheel was made with defunctions that could lead to the roulette ball landing on certain numbers more than others.

You might not have an issue with rigged wheels as they are not as common as they were in the 20th century. However, if you notice a wheel landing on certain numbers more than others, you could take advantage of the roulette wheel’s structural defects for your possible winning benefit depending on where the ball lands.

5. Croupier

Croupier is a French word that refers to the dealer in a live roulette online event or at a physical roulette table in a local casino. If someone is talking about the croupier, they are only trying to get the dealer’s attention. That’s all!


While many more roulette slang words can be learned, these are just the main 5 that you should know as a beginning player to get by while playing live or in-person roulette! Happy betting!

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