French Roulette

French roulette is a wheel game that is usually based on chance. This game is a variation of the original roulette game and it is played in many casinos around the world. This game was started during the French revolution in the 18th century. Roulette is a word that means “little wheel” in French. Despite the wheel being small, the winnings in this game are quite big. Just like all the other variations of roulette, the game is played with a wheel, a small ball and three-coloured numbers. The coloured slots and numbered on the roulette wheel are replicated on the roulette table. The whole idea about this game is that players need to choose where the ball is going to land when the wheel stops spinning before they actually spin the wheel. Players can choose to predict the winning the number or colour or even a combination of numbers or colours that the ball will stop at. French roulette has a wide range of bets where each has its corresponding level of risk in terms of winning or losing. For example when a player bets on a colour the return is rated at 1:1 while if he bets on a number and a colour the return is rated at 35:1. However, there are also many other types of bets available to players where they can mix and match in order to make riskier bets become a bit safer. The most unique thing about French roulette is that there is no black colour as is the case with other roulette variants. The only colour you will find in French roulette is red. Another unique thing about French roulette is that the table is completely in French.

Terms used in French Roulette

  • Pair: Used to refer to the even numbers.
  • Impair: Used to refer to the odd numbers.
  • Manque: Used to refer to low the numbers i.e. 1 to 18.
  • Passe: Used to refer to the high numbers i.e. 19 to 36.
  • P-12 (Premier 12): Used to refer to the first dozen i.e. 1 to 12.
  • M-12 (Moyenne 12): Used to refer to the middle dozen i.e. 13 to 24
  • D-12 (Derniere 12): Used to refer to the last dozen i.e. 25 to 36.
  • Voisins du Zero: Used to refer to Numbers of zero. Here players bet on the 17 numbers that are surrounding 0 and these are 0, 2, 3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32 and 35.
  • Tiers du Cylindre: Used to mean Third of the wheel. This is a bet on the 12 numbers that are on the opposite of the wheel and these are 0, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30 and 33.
  • Orphelins: Used to mean Orphans. This is a bet on the remaining 8 roulette numbers that are not in the voisins and tiers du cylinder and these are 1, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 31 and 34.

Apart from these few unique features, French roulette has several similarities with both European and American roulette.