How To Play
The game is very similar to European Roulette. A ball is released in the spinning wheel and you bet on where it will come to rest. The wheel is a traditional French Roulette wheel featuring 37 segments numbered from 0 – 37.
In order to make the game more interesting, the numbers on the wheel are coloured red or black. The numbers are also grouped in the betting area in such a way as to create multiple betting options. This means that you can bet on individual numbers, or groups of numbers according to the layout of the wheel, the betting area, or other common characteristics, such as all the Red or Black numbers, Odd or Even numbers, and so on.
This results in a number different types of bet and it is important that you know them all in order to give yourself the best chance of winning.
The standard bets are:
- Plein (Straight Up): A bet on an individual number.
- Cheval (Split): A bet on two numbers that are adjacent on the betting area.
- Transversale Pleine (Street): A bet on three numbers in a row on the betting area.
- Carré (Corner):A bet on four numbers whose corners meet on the betting area.
- Transversale de Quatre (Four): A bet on the numbers 0/1/2/3.
- Transversale Simple (Line):A bet on two neighbouring streets, a total of six numbers.
- Colonne (Column): A bet on one of the horizontal columns of 12 numbers in the betting area.
- Douzaine (Dozen):A bet on the first, second or third group of 12 numbers (1-12, 13-24 and 25-36).
- Rouge/Noir (Red/Black):A bet on red or black numbers.
- Pair / Impair (Even/Odd):A bet on odd or even numbers.
- Manque (1-18) / Passe (19-36) (Low/High): A bet on whether the ball will land on a low or high number (1 – 18 or 19 – 36).
The Announce bets are:
- Voisins du Zero:A bet on the numbers either side of 0 on the wheel, from 22 through 25.
- Tiers Du Cylindre:A bet on the numbers opposite 0 on the wheel.
- Orphelins en Plein: A bet on the numbers not included in the Voisins du Zero or the Tiers Du Cylindre.
- Orphelins a Cheval: A special type of Orphelins bet that requires fewer chips.
- Jeu 7/9: A bet on all numbers ending in 7, 8 and 9.
- Jeu 0: A bet on the numbers immediately next to zero.
- Finales en Plein: A bet on all the numbers ending in a particular digit.
- Finales a Cheval: A series of bets placed on numbers ending in two digits. For example if a Finales a Cheval 1/2 is placed then chips are placed on 1/2, 11/12, 21, 22, 31/32.
- Neighbour Bets: A bet on a particular number and between one and four numbers either side of it on the wheel.
Live French Roulette features a special rule called ‘La Partage’. This rule means that if you have placed an even money bet and the ball lands on the number 0, then half of your bet will be returned to you, thereby reducing the house edge and your loses.
There are a few other features that make the game more enjoyable. For instance, you can save your favourite bets and then quickly place them in the future, so that you do not have to spend time positioning chips.
You will also be able to see information about previous rounds and statistics relating to the game play, all of which can be used to help you form a betting strategy.