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French Roulette

French Roulette

With a full range of roulette bets including neighbors bets, final bets, orphelins and voisins du zero, french roulette suits the more experienced roulette player as well as the beginner. If you're just getting started with roulette, why not take a look at our comprehensive guide to the different types of bets available in our Information section?

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French Roulette Rules

There are many different ways to place roulette bets in French Roulette. Each bet covers a different set of numbers and has a different distribution. The payouts for all bets are listed in the "Winnings Table" below. In French Roulette you can place both Standard and Announce Bets, described below.

Standard Bets

Each bet covers a different set of numbers and has a different distribution. Payouts for all bets are listed in the "Winnings Table" below.

Plein (Straight Up)

An inside bet on a single number. The chips are placed entirely in the middle of a number (including 0) on the Roulette table.

Cheval (Split Bet)

An inside bet on two neighboring numbers, either on the vertical or the horizontal direction. The chips are placed on the line that divides the two numbers.

Transversale Pleine (Street Bet)

An inside bet on three numbers on a single vertical line (a street). The chips are placed on the lower edge of the board, at the end of the corresponding street.
A bet on three numbers 0, 1 and 2 or 0, 2 and 3 is a special Street Bet. The chips are placed on the T-section where the three numbers meet.

Carré (Corner Bet)

An inside bet on four numbers. The chips are placed at the cross where the four numbers meet.

Transversale de Quatre (Four Bet)

An inside bet on the numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3. The chips are placed on the lower edge of the board, at the end of the line between 0 and the first row.

Transversale Simple (Line Bet)

An inside bet on six numbers (two neighboring streets). The chips are placed on the lower edge of the Roulette table, at the T-section where the two streets meet.

Colonne (Column Bet)

An outside bet on all twelve numbers on any of the three horizontal lines. The chips are placed to the left side of the Roulette table, in one of the three unlabelled boxes next to the column. If one of the numbers in the selected column is hit, the payout is 2:1. 0 is a losing number.

Douzaine (Dozen Bet)

An outside bet on the first (1-12), second (13-24), or third group (25-36) of twelve numbers. The chips are placed in one of the boxes marked "P12", "M12" or "D12". If one of the selected 12 numbers is hit, the payout is 2:1. 0 is a losing number.

Rouge/Noir (Red/Black)

An outside bet on the outcome of a particular color, either red or black. The chips are placed on the red or black betting area on the Roulette table. If the selected color is hit, the payout is 1:1. If the outcome is 0, you get half your bet back (for further information, see the La Partage Rule, below).

Pair / Impair (Even / Odd Bet)

An outside bet on the outcome of either an even or an odd number. The chips are placed on "PAIR (Even)" or "IMPAIR (Odd)" on the Roulette table. If the selected outcome is hit, the payout is 1:1. If the outcome is 0, you get half your bet back (for further information, see the La Partage Rule, below).

Manque (1-18) / Passe (19-36) (Low / High Bet)

An outside bet on whether the outcome of the next spin will be low (numbers 1 to 18) or high (numbers 19 to 36). The chips are placed on "MANQUE (1-18)" or "PASSE (19-36)". If the selected outcome is hit, the payout is 1:1. If the outcome is 0, you get half your bet back (for further information, see the La Partage Rule, below).

Announce Bets

The following table gives an overview of the Announce Bets that can be placed from the Announce Bets panel. Payouts for the bets are listed in the Winnings section below.

Announce Bets

Chips

Covers

Voisins du Zero

9

The roulette wheel sector around the zero.

With 2 chips: 0/2/3, 25/26/28/29

With 1 chip: 4/7, 12/15, 18/21, 19/22, 32/35

Tiers du Cylindre

6

The roulette wheel sector opposite to the zero, minimum number of chips.

5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30, 33/36

Orphelins en Plein

8

The orphan numbers (between the two sectors), one chip per number.

1, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 31, 34

Orphelins a Cheval

5

The orphan numbers (between the two sectors), minimum number of chips.

1, 6/9, 14/17, 17/20, 31/34

Jeu 7/9

6

All numbers ending with 7, 8 and 9, minimum number of chips.

7/8, 8/9, 17/18, 19, 27, 28/29

Jeu 0

4

A series of numbers surrounding zero, minimum number of chips.

0/3, 12/15, 26, 32/35

Finales en Plein 0

4

All numbers ending in 0, one chip per number.

0, 10, 20, 30

Finales en Plein 1

4

All numbers ending in 1, one chip per number.

1, 11, 21, 31

Finales en Plein 2

4

All numbers ending in 2, one chip per number.

2, 12, 22, 32

Finales en Plein 3

4

All numbers ending in 3, one chip per number.

3, 13, 23, 33

Finales en Plein 4

4

All numbers ending in 4, one chip per number.

4, 14, 24, 34

Finales en Plein 5

4

All numbers ending in 5, one chip per number.

5, 15, 25, 35

Finales en Plein 6

4

All numbers ending in 6, one chip per number.

6, 16, 26, 36

Finales en Plein 7

3

All numbers ending in 7, one chip per number.

7, 17, 27

Finales en Plein 8

3

All numbers ending in 8, one chip per number.

8, 18, 28

Finales en Plein 9

3

All numbers ending in 9, one chip per number.

9, 19, 29

Finales a Cheval 0/1

5

All numbers ending in 0 and 1, minimum number of chips.

0/1, 10/11, 20/21, 30, 31

Finales a Cheval 1/2

5

All numbers ending in 1 and 2, minimum number of chips.

1/2, 11/12, 21, 22, 31/32

Finales a Cheval 2/3

5

All numbers ending in 2 and 3, minimum number of chips.

2/3, 12, 13, 22/23, 32/33

Finales a Cheval 3/4

6

All numbers ending in 3 and 4, minimum number of chips.

3, 4, 13/14, 23/24, 33, 34

Finales a Cheval 4/5

5

All numbers ending in 4 and 5, minimum number of chips.

4/5, 14/15, 24, 25, 34/35

Finales a Cheval 5/6

5

All numbers ending in 5 and 6, minimum number of chips.

5/6, 15, 16, 25/26, 35/36

Finales a Cheval 6/7

5

All numbers ending in 6 and 7, minimum number of chips.

6, 7, 16/17, 26/27, 36

Finales a Cheval 7/8

4

All numbers ending in 7 and 8, minimum number of chips.

7/8, 17/18, 27, 28

Finales a Cheval 8/9

4

All numbers ending in 8 and 9, minimum number of chips.

8/9, 18, 19, 28/29

Finales a Cheval 9/10

4

All numbers ending in 9 and the numbers 10, 20 and 30, minimum number of chips.

9, 10, 19/20, 29/30

Finales a Cheval 0/3

4

All numbers ending in 0 and 3, minimum number of chips.

0/3, 10/13, 20/23, 30/33

Finales a Cheval 1/4

4

All numbers ending in 1 and 4, minimum number of chips.

1/4, 11/14, 21/24, 31/34

Finales a Cheval 2/5

4

All numbers ending in 2 and 5, minimum number of chips.

2/5, 12/15, 22/25, 32/35

Finales a Cheval 3/6

4

All numbers ending in 3 and 6, minimum number of chips.

3/6, 13/16, 23/26, 33/36

Finales a Cheval 4/7

3

All numbers ending in 4 and 7 (except 34), minimum number of chips.

4/7, 14/17, 24/27

Finales a Cheval 5/8

3

All numbers ending in 5 and 8 (except 35), minimum number of chips.

5/8, 15/18, 25/28

Finales a Cheval 6/9

3

All numbers ending in 6 and 9 (except 36), minimum number of chips.

6/9, 16/19, 26/29

Finales a Cheval 7/10

3

All numbers ending in 7 and the numbers 10, 20 and 30, minimum number of chips.

7/10, 17/20, 27/30

Finales a Cheval 8/11

3

All numbers ending in 8 and the numbers 11, 21 and 31, minimum number of chips.

8/11, 18/21, 28/31

Finales a Cheval 9/12

3

All numbers ending in 9 and the numbers 12, 22 and 32, minimum number of chips.

9/12, 19/22, 29/32

Limits

Minimum and maximum position limits are applied to all tables, meaning that all your bets on available positions must be within the indicated limits.
The Min and Max sign on the table indicates the limits for a Straight Up bet. Mouse over the limits sign brings up a panel that shows the payouts and limits for all positions.

Some tables also have a minimum and maximum table limit, meaning that the sum of your bets must be within the limits. These limits are also shown on the limits panel.

History

The history display shows the results of the previous spins.

Winnings for Standard Bets

Chip Covers

Term

Pays

1 number

Plein (Straight Up)

35 to 1

2 numbers

Cheval (Split Bet)

17 to 1

3 numbers

Transversale Pleine (Street Bet)

11 to 1

4 numbers

Carré (Corner Bet)

8 to 1

4 numbers

Transversale de Quatre (Four Bet)

8 to 1

6 numbers

Transversale Simple (Line Bet)

5 to 1

12 numbers

Douzaine (Dozen Bet) or Colonne (Column Bet)

2 to 1

18 numbers

Rouge/Noir (Red/Black), Pair/Impair (Even/Odd) or (Manque/Passe (Low/High Bets)

1 to 1

Winnings for Announce Bets

Chip Covers

Pays

Description of returns

1 number

35 to 1

The winnings also depend on the number of chips involved in the bet. For example, in the case of Finales a Cheval 9/10, four chips are placed to cover 9, 10, 19/20, 29/30, If 9 or 10 is hit, the return is 35 + 1 - 4 = 32 chips. If 19, 20, 29 or 30 is hit, the return is 17 + 1 - 4 = 14 chips.

2 numbers

17 to 1

3 numbers

11 to 1

4 numbers

8 to 1

Winnings for Neighbor Bets
The winning number always pays 35 to 1. The return, however, depends on the number of chips involved in the bet. If, for example, the bet is placed on five consecutive numbers 11-30-8-23-10, it involves five chips. If one of the numbers is hit, the return is 35 + 1 - 5 = 31 chips.

La Partage Rule
The game uses the La Partage rule. According the rule, you lose only half of your even-money bets when the spinning result is zero.

Expected Payback

Return to Player = 98.65% on even money bets (see La Partage Rule) and 97.30% on all other bets.

In accordance with fair gaming practices required in most legal jurisdictions worldwide, each and every game outcome is completely independent. The odds of achieving any particular outcome are always the same.

The odds of your play do not vary based on prior outcomes, bet size, balance size, time of day, day of week, etc. For example, if the top award is won on a given spin of the game, the chances of winning the top award on the next spin are exactly the same. Likewise, prior losses do not change future odds.

The expected payback reflects the theoretical return across a very large number of spins by numerous players over an extended period of time. The results for any given player over a play session can vary widely from this long-term, expected average in either direction. The fewer the number of games played, the wider the normal variance of actual payback that may be experienced.

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