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French Roulette Rules

In French Roulette each pocket on the wheel has a number from 0 to 36; pockets are black or red in colour. Payouts are made according to the type of bet that is placed. The extra advantage when playing French Roulette is called La Partage. When a player has placed an Even Money Bet and the ball lands on zero, the La Partage rule applies, which means that he will only lose half of the amount bet.

Rules of How to Play French Roulette

The rules of French Roulette are very simple and much like any other Roulette game, except for the addition of Call Bets. The most important thing to remember is that the rules are based on the type of bet that the player places. The amount a player wins depends on the type of bet that was placed and the coin size of the bet. There are three main types of bets: Inside Bets, Outside Bets and Call Bets. Inside Bets are bets that take place inside the betting grid and pay out higher odds. Outside Bets are bets that are placed outside of the betting grid and incorporate a larger amount of numbers; so the odds are naturally lower.

Call Bets is the term given for a group of Bets placed together on the table and the Call Bets function is used. There are many different types of Call Bets as detailed below that incorporate the different number of chips placed per bet.

How to Win At French Roulette

As mentioned briefly the way a player can win depends on where the ball lands when the wheel is spun and what sort of bet or bets he places at the beginning of the game. There are a number of different types of bets that can be placed as explained below:

  • Straight Up Bet or Single Number Bet - A straight bet pays out the highest odds. It is a bet on a single number only. To signify the bet, the chip is placed in the centre of the square of that number. A straight bet has odds of 35:1.
  • Upwards and Sideways Double or Split Bet - this is as it sounds, the player is able to split his bet between two numbers. This bet is also known as a Two-Number bet. The odds for this type of bet are 17:1.
  • Three in a Row or Street Bet - This is a bet on any three numbers in a row that are grouped together. All of the numbers from the wheel are laid out on a grid like table where the player can place his bet. A row is made up of three numbers across so this gives the player a chance to bet on three numbers in one go. The odds for this are 11:1.
  • Box of Four or Square Bet - This is a bet on a block of four numbers on the grid. The numbers all have to be adjacent. This type of bet has odds of 8:1. The chip which will signify the bet is placed at the middle meeting point of the four squares.
  • Box of Six or Line Bet -.This bet is placed on six numbers that are in rows of three next to each other. The chip is placed on the line above the Dozen bets and it rests between the two rows that the player is betting on. The odds for this bet are 5:1.
  • A Column Bet - as it sounds is a bet placed on one of the columns. It pays out odds of 2:1. This is an Outside Bet.
  • A Dozen Bet - There are three types of Dozen Bets in French Roulette and each one pays out odds of 2:1. A Premiere 12 Bet is placed on the first twelve numbers, i.e. 1-12 and to signify this, the chip is placed on the area marked P12. The Moyenne 12 is the middle 12 numbers i.e. 13-24 and the chip is placed on the square marked M12. The Derniere 12 bet is a bet placed on the last dozen numbers i.e. 25-36 and the chip is placed on the D12 square.
  • Even-Money Bet - this is the bet with the lowest odds it just pays 1:1 which means the player, if he wins redeems the bet he placed and the same again. This is a bet placed on 18 numbers in one go There are six types of Even Money Bets in French Roulette as follows:
    • Manqué 1to18 bet - the chip is placed on manqué 1 to18 square and signifies a bet on the first 18 numbers
    • Passé 19to36 - this is a bet on the last eighteen numbers i.e. 19 to 36 and the chip is placed on the Passé 19 to 36 square.
    • Pair Even Bet - is as it sounds a bet on the eighteen even numbers and the chip is placed on the Pair Even Square.
    • Impair Odd bet - this is the opposite of the Pair Even Bet and is a bet on all of the odd numbers. It is placed on the Impair Odd square.
    • Red Bet - this is a bet on all of the red numbers and the chip is placed on the red diamond.
    • Black Bet - this is a bet on all of the black numbers and the chip is placed on the black diamond.
Finally there are Call Bets of which there are many as described in the terms and definitions. Call bets are a group of bets placed on different numbers, for a Call Bet, the Call Bet button needs to be pressed. It must be remembered that each bet has a maximum betting limit.

Definitions and Terms for French Roulette

Bets are divided into three types of bets known as Inside Bets, Outside Bets and Call Bets. Inside Bets are made up of any bet which is placed on a Roulette number from 0-36 on the table.

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