How To Play
Live Roulette Lounge French uses the standard rules of the game, which are very similar to those of European Roulette. The game is played with a spinning wheel that has been divided into numbered segments, 0 – 36. The croupier releases a ball into the wheel and you need to bet on which number the ball will come to rest on.
There are a number of features that greatly expand the betting options. Firstly, the segments on the wheel are coloured red or black, except for 0, which is green. Secondly, the betting area has been designed so that you can bet on groups of numbers. There are two types of groups, numbers that share characteristics, such as the odd or even numbers, and groups created by the layout of the betting area and wheel.
Thanks to this, there are many different types of bet that can be place. 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 is a second group of bets known as Announce bets. These 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.
Special Features and Payouts
As mentioned, there is a special rule in French Roulette called the La Partage rule. This rule means that if you have placed an even money bet and the ball then lands on 0, then half of your bet is returned to you.
The game offers the standard Roulette payouts. The smallest payout is 1:1 for bets such as Manque, Passe, Pair, Impair, Rouge and Noir. Douzaine and Colonne bets payout 2:1, Transversale Simple bets payout at 5:1, Carré bets payout at 8:1, Transversale Pleine bets payout at 11:1, Cheval bets pay at 17:1, and Plein bets offer the largest payouts of 35:1.