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Roulette’s earliest roots date back to England around 1700 in a game called Rolly Poly that featured black and white spots with no numbers. Ultimately the French decided to redesign this game to include numbers a little later on with the Americans adding their own variant later on. Today’s European Roulette wheels will feature 36 numbers as well as a slot for zero. And since roulette is one of the most popular casino games in the world, it would make sense for French Roulette to be a fan favorite at online casinos.

Playing French Roulette

Like the European variant, the French Roulette wheel has a total of 37 divisions. The numbers ranging from 1-36 alternate in color from red and black while the 0 slot is green. The objective here is to accurately predict which slot the roulette ball is going to fall into. Before the wheel is spun players will make their bets as they try to accurately predict this table game. Naturally there are a variety of bets to be made that offer a range of payouts. The higher the difficulty the bigger the payout! Once all bets are placed the ball will be spun. Afterwards, winning bets will be paid out while all others will be collected. So to bring you up to speed, let’s go over the different types of bets that you can make on this contest.

Types of Bets | French Roulette

Generally speaking, there are two types of bets that you can make when playing roulette. These are bets on individual numbers and group bets. More often than not these are referred as an inside or an outside bets. Inside bets include a bet on an individual numbers (predicting that the ball will land on the number 3, for example) as well as smaller group bets. Group bets are when you don’t select a single number but rather bet on an umbrella that consists of varying numbers (like betting that the ball will land in a red spot). On the other hand are outside bets, which are on large groups of numbers. Naturally some bets are easier than other and the harder the bet the better the pay. Below you can find more detailed information on these types of bets as well as what the subsequent payouts are.

Inside Bets
  • Straight Up Bet: A bet placed on any single number, including 0. The chip is placed directly on the number. 35:1 PAYOUT
  • Split Bet: A bet on two numbers. The chip is placed directly on the line between the two chosen numbers. Since 0 touches 3 different numbers, split bet including zero can vary between; 0 &1, 2 & 0, or 3 & 0. 17:1 PAYOUT
  • Street Bet: A bet on all the numbers in a row (a row is counted horizontally to include 3 numbers). Like with the split bet, there are some ariations including 0; 0, 1 & 2 or 0, 2, & 3. 11:1 PAYOUT
  • Corner Bet: A bet placed on a group of four numbers. The chip will be placed on the corner that all four numbers share. This bet can also be laced on zero and it will include the numbers 0, 1, 2 and 3. 8:1 PAYOUT
  • Line Bet: More or less a double street bet. This bet will be on six numbers (two rows of three) and is placed at the end of the two rows, ith the chip directly on the corner they share. 5:1 PAYOUT
Outside Bets
  • Column Bet: Like a street bet except it’s on the column and not the row. This type of bet covers 12 numbers. The chip is placed at the bottom of the row on the ‘2 to 1’ square. 2:1 PAYOUT
  • Dozen Bet: This is a bet on a group of 12 numbers. There are 3 different boxes you can choose here; 1st 12, 2nd 12, and 3rd 12. Each box corresponds to the numbers directly in front of it, so you can check with the table above to get better acquainted. 2:1 PAYOUT
  • Bet on Color: A simple bet to understand, you are simply choosing the color of the slot the ball will land on. The chip is placed inside either the red or black box. 1:1 PAYOUT
  • Bet on Odd/Even: Here you bet that the ball will land in an even or odd number. The chip is placed inside the even or odd box. 1:1 PAYOUT
  • Bet on Low/High: Features all low numbers or all high numbers. Low numbers include digits from 1-18 and high numbers are 19-36. Chip is placed on the box corresponding to low or high numbers. 1:1 PAYOUT

French Roulette Bets

In addition to the above listed bets, there are a handful of other bets that are exclusive to this variant of roulette. We will cover these in depths down below. These bets have a somewhat fancier name tied to the history of the game. While that isn’t all that important, knowing what the bets consist of and what the subsequent payouts are certainly is.

  • Near the Zero: This consists of a handful of bets on numbers that are near the zero. To be exact, this bet consists of one street bet on 0, 2, and 3, a split bet on 4 & 7, a split bet on 12 & 15, a split bet on 18 & 21, a split bet on 19 & 22, a corner bet on 25, 26, 28, & 29, and lastly a split bet on 32 & 35. For those that don’t feel like counting, this type of bet will cover 17 different numbers. Technically, this bet is made up of 7 smaller bets, so you need some chips in order to place this one. However, it offers a large chance of success with some decent payouts.
  • Little Orphans: Like near the zero, this bet consists of a number of smaller bets. This one consists of 5 different bets; a straight up bet on 1, a split bet on 6 & 9, a split bet on 14 & 17, a split bet on 17 & 20, and a split bet on 31 & 34. It’s important to note that 17 pays out nicely since it consists of two split bets here.
  • Series 5/8: This one consists of 6 smaller bets. The first is a split on 5 & 8, a split on 10 & 11, a split on 13 & 16, a split on 23 & 24, a split on 27 & 30 and lastly a split on 33 & 36.

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