Written By Carla Harris
It is always the terms that unravels your novice status at table games like Roulette. One wrong or inelegant call and the gig is up! Everyone looks at you like the newbie you are. Being a beginner can be quite an embarrassing process. The good news is that we are here to save you some pain by providing you with a rundown of called bets that you can make in a game of French Roulette . First some clarity:
CALLED BETS - Called Bets, also known as Call Bets or Announced Bets, are when a player announces or calls out a bet they would like to make. There is a distinction in some jurisdictions between Call Bets and Announced Bets, where the former means that the player does not place money on the table after calling the bet and is considered legal in some areas. The latter means that once the bet has been called, the player then places their money or chips on the table to cover the bet.
There are many different number series in Roulette with their own special names attached to them. Any bets on these series are typically known as the ‘French Bets’ and they cover a specific section of the Roulette wheel. Listed below are the French Bets along with explanations.
Also known as the Grand Voisins du Zéro, this bet represents the seventeen numbers which lie between 20 and 25 on the Roulette Wheel. They are: 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25 (on a single zero wheel).
Nine chips or multiples thereof are wagered on this series. You can place two chips on the 0,2,3 trio, one on the 4/7 split, one on 12/15, one on 18/21, one on 19/22, two on the corner of 25/26/28/29 and one on 32/35.
A type of series bet that includes the two slices of the wheel that fall outside the Tiers and Voisins series is called the Orphelins bet. It contains a total of eight numbers, namely 17,34,6 and 1, 20, 14, 31, 9.
Five chips or multiples thereof are bet on this series. Place one chip straight-up on 1 and one chip each on the 6/9, 14/17, 17/20 and 31/34 splits.
This bet is for the twelve numbers that lie on the opposite side of the wheel between 27 and 33, also including both 27 and 33. The series includes 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16 and 33 (on a single zero wheel). This series bet is a very popular bet in British casinos. This type of series bet outnumbers the Voisin and Orphelins series bets by a fairly big margin.
Six chips or multiples thereof are bet on this series. You’ll place one chip on the 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30 and 33/36 splits.
This series bet is easily the most common French Bet. You call out the number you wish to bet on, along with the amount you’d like to bet. The number may be backed along with the two numbers on either side of it, making it a five chip bet, or multiples thereof. For example, you would call out “0 and Neighbours” and you would place one chip straight-up on 3, 26, 0, 32 and 15.
The Final Bet is a digit-number bet. If you wish to place a 5 Final Bet, you will place one chip on all the numbers ending with 5: 5, 15, 25, 35. Final Bets from 0 to 6 require four chips, while 7, 8 and 9 will require three chips.
A Full Maximum or Full Complete Bet is when all of the inside bets are placed on a specific number. These bets are usually placed by high-rollers as a maximum bet. If you’re prepared to place such a bet, for example, on the number 10 - you will have to call out something like this, “number 10 on the maximum”.
Learning the general terms used in a game of Roulette is that breathe of fresh air you would need if you went to a live table unprepared. These terms are also useful when you are playing an online game where everything could literally seem like French to you.
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