Some French Roulette Rules

by on January 23, 2012

The oldest and many would probably maintain the best version of roulette is the French Roulette game.  If you’ve read about any roulette system then be certain it specifies that you play French or European roulette, the single fact that it has one zero is essential to your chances of winning.

But there’s more than just getting the best odds, the French version of roulette introduces a range of advanced bets which nearly all are beneficial to the player.  The basics are just the same as the normal rules of roulette but there are lots of other little tweaks that can add to the fun.

For example Tiers du Cylindre is a bet on all twelve numbers opposite the zero on the roulette wheel.

Les Voisins du Zero (neighbours of zero) is a similar bet but this time on the 17 numbers which surround the zero on the wheel itself i.e. those between 22 and 25.

Next up is Les Orphelins (the Orphans) – a bet on all the rest of the numbers not included in the above two bets.

There’s even a strange little bet based on all the numbers that ends with a particular digit – called Finales en Plein.  Such as 1, 11, 21 and so on.  There are in fact loads of different versions of the Finales en Plein which you’ll often find on offer in internet based casino sites.

Finally there is the very similar ‘Finales a Cheval‘ which is similar but this time the bet is based on numbers with two similar digits like 3, 6, 13, 16, 23 and 26, 33 and 36.

As mentioned,  there is nothing to be worried about none of these extra bets need necessarily add to the complexity of French roulette – they are merely a few extra ways to play.  You can easily just ignore these bets and play as normal if you so wish, I do think they add to the class of French roulette though!

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