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Special Bets in Roulette

There are 12 basic bets in Roulette: single number (Straight), two numbers (Split), three numbers (Street), four numbers (Square), six numbers (Line bet), dozens, adjacent dozens, columns, adjacent columns, red or black, even or odd, high or low numbers. Except for these basic bets there are several specific bets.

Completing a Number in Roulette

Completing a number can be made by nine chips – see the figures below. The win depends on whether the winning number is situated in the middle or on the edge.

Figures – Completing a Number in Roulette

Completing a Number (1) Completing a Number (2)

In terms of the first figure the win is maximal if number 8 comes up. The win consists of:
1 × 35:1 (Straight 8)
4 × 17:1 (Splits 5-8, 7-8, 8-9, 8-11)
4 × 8:1 (Squares 4-8, 5-9, 7-11, 8-12)
The overall payout is 135:1!

Final Bet (Finale)

The Final Bet or Finale (from French) is made on the last digit of a number. For instance Final Four means that you bet on the numbers 4, 14, 24 and 34. The bet on Final 1–6 requires 4 chips, while Final 6–9 gets along with just 3 chips.

Bet on Adjacent Numbers in Roulette (Voisins)

Sometimes you may feel that a ball has tendency to fall into some pockets of the small wheel of the Roulette more frequently. The wheel of Roulette is manufactured with high precision. However one cannot cut out some microscopic inaccuracies. This circumstance can be utilized by betting on adjacent numbers (or so called Voisins in French).

For instance if you would like to bet on number 17 and three adjacent numbers, then you hand over 7 chips to the Croupier and say 17 Voisins. The chips are placed on three adjacent numbers on both left and right side. In this case it is 21, 2, 25, 17, 34, 6, 27. The overview of all adjacent numbers you can find here:

Le Tiers du Cylindre, les Voisins du Zéro & les Orphelins

There can be three more special bets on the French wheel, namely:

  • The Third of the Wheel (le Tiers du Cylindre);
  • Zero Neighbors (les Voisins du Zéro); and
  • The Orphans (les Orphelins).

The first of these bets include 12 numbers from 33 to 27. The bet on the zero neighbors include 17 numbers in total from 25 to 22. And finally the Orphans represent the rest of the numbers of the French wheel, i.e. 6–17 and 9–1.

The Wheel of the French Roulette divided by Voisins

The Wheel of the French Roulette Divided by Voisins

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