If you want to enhance how often and how much you win playing roulette at the online casino, here’s a hot tip for you. Forget about the inside bets and focus on those weird sounding bets on the oval layout instead! Why? They are fixed combination bets that cover large sections of the wheel.
Where to Find the French Bets in European Roulette
As you may have guessed, the only variant to feature French bets at Springbok Casino is European Roulette. When you open the game in your browser, you are presented with a roulette wheel flanked by two layouts – the conventional grid-type layout and an oval layout.
It is on the oval layout that you will find all four of the French bets. Moreover, it is to the oval layout that you have to direct your online casino chips in order to activate one or more combination bets of your choice.
What are the French bets in Roulette?
Before we get into exactly why the French bets are such a hot gambling proposition, here is a quick synopsis of the four bet types, the numbers they cover and at what odds:
- Voisins du Zero – a nine-chip bet consisting of a two-chip street bet and seven one-chip split bets. The bets pay at odds of 17:1 and 11:1 respectively. When you click on Voisins du Zero on the oval layout you are covering a total of 17 numbers on the wheel – 0-2-3 with the street bet and 4-7, 12-5, 18-21, 19-22, 25-28, 26-29 and 32-33 with the split bets.
- Orphans – a five-chip combination bet made up of one straight up bet and four split bets. All in all, the bet covers nine numbers and pays out at odds of 35:1 for the numbers bet and 17:1 for the split bets.
- Tiers du Cylindre – a six-chip bet consisting of six split bets that pay at odds of 17:1. The bet covers a total of 12 numbers – 5-8, 10-11, 13-16, 23-24, 27-30 and 33-36.
- Neighbours – a five chip straight up bet covering your chosen number and the two numbers on either side as it appears on the oval layout. This bet pays at odds of 35:1.
How Do You Play the French Bets at Springbok Casino?
When you play European Roulette at our online casino the usual practice is to click on a chip value and then on a number, adjacent numbers or a column of numbers in the case of the inside bets – or black or red, odd or even, and high or low in the case of the outside bets.
When you play the French bets, all you have to do is click on one of the three bet types inscribed in the centre of the oval layout – Voisins du Zero, Orphans or Tiers du Cylindre. The online casino software will do the rest by displaying the chips on the combination of numbers associated with each bet type.
The neighbours bet is a little different in that you have to click on the number you think will win on the oval layout and not the traditional layout. When you do that, five chips will appear on the traditional layout – on the designated number and the two numbers on either side of it, as it appears on the oval layout and by extension the roulette wheel.
Which is the Best French Bet in Online Casino Roulette?
As you have probably figured out, the best French bet is the one that has the highest probability of winning. In online roulette, that translates into the combination bet that covers the largest percentage of the wheel. The clue is in the total numbers covered by the bet.
Here are the top three French bets in European Roulette, together with their calculated probability of winning:
- Voisins du Zero – 46%
- Tiers du Cylindre – 32%
- Orphans – 24%
When you consider the outside bets have a calculated probability of 48.60%, but only pay out at odds of 1:1, then the French bets – particularly the Voisins du Zero – have to be part of your gambling strategy at Springbok Casino!
French Bets Have No Impact on the House Edge
Although the French bets in European Roulette have a comparatively high win probability, they have no impact at all on the house edge. Why? Roulette is a game of chance. That means there is nothing that you or I can do to influence the randomised outcome of the spin of a wheel. What is the house edge in European Roulette? At Springbok Casino – and all the other online and B&M casinos – the edge or built-in advantage to the house is fixed at 2.70%. That is not a bad statistic when compared to many other popular online casino games like Let Em Ride, Caribbean Stud and Three Card Rummy that have edges of 3.51%, 5.21% and 3.23%, respectively.
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