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French Roulette Rules

The Game

The French Roulette game is based on internationally accepted odds and game standards. The most obvious difference between French and American roulette is the game table layout and, of course, the odds! While an American roulette table displays both a single zero, and a double zero, the French table displays only the single zero. The colors of the numbers on the French roulette table are white, while all numbers except the zero and double zero on an American table are either red or black. The locations of the numbers on the roulette wheels in the French and American games also differ.

The player odds in French roulette are much, much better than the odds in American roulette! Not only does the French game have just one zero, but players lose only 50% of their even-money wagers if the wheel stops on zero! This is known as the La Partage rule.


There are a variety of different bets in French Roulette. Each bet covers a different set of numbers and has a different distribution.

Inside Bets

Straight Up:
A chip can be wagered on any individual number, including zero (0). The chip is placed directly on the individual number.

Split Bet :
A chip can be wagered on two adjacent numbers by placing the chip on the line dividing the two numbers. A chip can also be placed on the line dividing 0 & 1, 2 & 0, and 0 & 3.

Street Bet :
Street bets cover three numbers. Place the chip on the outer right boundary line of the roulette table next to the corresponding row of three numbers

Corner Bet :
Corner bets cover four numbers. Place the chip on the cross where the four numbers intersect. You may also wager on 0, 1, 2, 3, by placing the chip on the upper right boundary line of the roulette table between 0 and 3.

Line Bet :
A line bet covers two street bets (i.e. the six different numbers in two rows of three numbers. For example: 4,5,6 + 7,8,9). Place the chip on the closest boundary line of the roulette table where it is intersected by the line dividing the two rows.

Announce Bets :

Neighbour Bets :
Neighbour bets cover numbers located next to each other on the roulette wheel. For example, if you wanted to wager on the number 25 plus the number immediately to the left and the number immediately to the right of 25 on the roulette wheel, you would call a 1-number Neighbour bet on 25 that includes the numbers 2, 25, and 17.

Scroll to choose a number and then decide how many Neighbours of that number (one, two, three or four) you would like to include in your wager. Next, decide the value of the chips that will cover your Neighbour bets. In the example above, your Neighbour bet is €1 multiplied by 5 chips, resulting in a total wager of €5. If you want to increase your total wager by betting €2 per chip, simply click on the Add Bet button once for each €1 unit you wish to add to each wagered chip. Click on the Dec Bet button if you wish to decrease the amount wagered by each chip by €1. The mechanics of this may vary between casinos.

When you click on the Bet button, your total wager will appear on the table.

Note that you may increase, decrease or cancel your wager at anytime before the wheel spins. Once the chips are placed on the table, you will need to pick them up individually to remove them.

We recommend that you practice the Neighbour bets offline before you play the game with real money.


Column Bet :
There are three boxes on the lower end of the table. By placing your chip in one of these boxes, you mark all twelve numbers above it (excluding 0).

Dozen Bet :
In American roulette, the table includes boxes labeled 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. The corresponding boxes on the French roulette table are found in two areas and are labeled 12P (1st dozen), 12M (2nd dozen), and 12D (3rd dozen).

Red / Black, Even / Odd, High / Low Bets :
A bet placed in one of the boxes on the either side of the table covers half of the numbers on the roulette table (excluding zero). Each box covers 18 numbers.

Betting Limit

The terms and conditions, betting limits etc, will be subject to the casino with which you sign up to. Be sure to check that you are comfortable with them, before you start to play.

Game Result

When the wheel stops spinning and the winning number is displayed, all winning  bets on the table are paid. A new round then starts immediately by giving players the allotted time to place their bets. The winning number display shows the results of the previous 17 spins.

Winnings Table

French roulette table layout

French Roulette Table Layout.
(The odds and payouts are as above)

Inside bets:
A - 1 number, Straight up.
B - 2 numbers, Split.
C - 3 numbers with 0 and 3 Line.
D - 4 numbers with 0 and 4 Corner.
E - 6 numbers, 6 Line.

Outside bets:
F - 12 numbers, Column.
G - 12 numbers, Dozen.
H - Manque/Passe, 1-18/19-36 (Low/High).
I - Pair/Unpair (Even/Odd).
J - Noir/Rouge (Black/Red).

The table layout on the French version of roulette is different from the American style roulette table shown above. The main difference is in the position of the side bets (outside bets). The side bets on the French table are split in two and run along both sides of the table layout. Each side bet is given its French name and sometimes also its English translation underneath.

Roulette Announced Bets or Call Bets (Used in French roulette tables and in some European casinos with single-zero wheel roulette tables. Common in most UK casinos with single-zero wheel American roulette tables.)

So now you know how to play. All you need now is a reputable casino, a stake you can afford, and just a LITTLE BIT OF LUCK.

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