French Roulette

French Roulette
French Roulette
The French have been credited with creating the game of Roulette. Historians have traced the first official version of Roulette back to gamblers in Paris at the end of the 18th century. This tradition has continued into the 21st century as European casinos and gaming websites utilize French Roulette tables. The French version of Roulette is much more elaborate than the European and American versions due to the presence of call bets. These bets add a layer of complexity to the wagering process that can be thrilling for gambling purists.

The layout of a French Roulette table is built around a 37-space wheel. This wheel features a single green space for zero along with a random sequence of numbers arranged into red and black spaces. The table itself is divided into two spaces. The inside and outside betting space is similar to other Roulette tables with three columns of numbers. This space also features betting slots for three sets of dozens, the first and second 18 and other basic wagers. French Roulette tables include a second space for call bets that are common in the game. These call bets are based on groups of numbers as they are located on the table or the wheel.

One option for call betting is the jeu zero or the zero game. This name originates from the use of numbers close to zero on the wheel for the bet. This popular call bet incorporates 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32 and 15. A French Roulette player would start by taking out four chips to distribute across these numbers. You would place a single chip on 26 as a straight-up bet. The remaining chips would be placed one apiece on splits for 0 and 3, 12 and 15 as well as 32 and 35. You can also find another version of the jeu zero that incorporates 19 as a single bet.

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French Roulette
French Roulette
Another call bet at a French Roulette table is called voisins du zero, which translates to neighbors of zero. This wagering tactic focuses on the numbers located between 22 and 25 on the wheel. The voisins du zero covers 17 numbers on the Roulette wheel, making it one of the safest call bets in French Roulette. You would utilize nine chips in the voisins du zero with two chips wagered on the intersection of 0, 2 and 3. Another element of this call bet is a two-chip bet on the corner with 25, 26, 28 and 29. This call bet is finished when you bet one chip each on the splits for 4 and 7, 12 and 15, 18 and 21, 19 and 22 as well as 32 and 35.

French Roulette tables also include a call bet entitled le tiers du cylindre or the third. The tier refers to the division of the wheel into a third of its numbers by drawing an imaginary line from 27 to 33. The numbers that lie within this dividing line are included in your call bet. You complete the tier by splitting one chip each across six split bets. The tier features split bets on 5 and 8, 10 and 11, 13 and 16, 23 and 24, 27 and 30 as well as 33 and 36. You can upgrade your bets to 12 or 18 chips if you want to win more money.

You can also explore a call bet option referred to as orphelins or orphans. This call bet requires a wager of five chips on the spaces for 1, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 31 and 34. You start the orphelins by placing a single chip as a straight-up bet on 1. The remainder of your chips should be distributed as part of a split wager. The orphelins bet requires a split wager on 6 and 9, 14 and 17, 17 and 20 as well as 31 and 34.