Popular Roulette Bets

Published on 12 April 2014

Roulette is an exciting and energetic casino game. You may think you can just place your chips in the spaces you choose to bet, but there are many ways that are allowed when placing bets in the roulette table. The ‘call bet’ and the ‘announced bet’ are just two of these ways to wager.

The ‘call bet’ is made by simply saying, or ‘calling out’ your bet before the ball lands. There is no money placed on the roulette table to make this bet, it is by faith. In the US and the UK, called bets are considered ‘betting on credit’ and it is not allowed.

Another kind of bet is the ‘announced bet’ and it is also said out loud to the dealer, but same as the ‘call bet’ there is no money to be placed on the table before the ball stops spinning. There are many popular types of this bet, mostly in the European roulette.

The “Voisins du zero”, which is a French word for “neighbors of zero”. In the European roulette wheel, there are 17 numbers between 22 and 25 with 0 in the middle. To make a voisins du zero bet, play 2 chips (or multiples of two) on portions of the section.

Another section of the wheel that is popularly bet on is the “Jeu zero” in French, “zero spiel” in German, or zero game in English. This is the bet on the numbers which are close to zero in the European roulette such as 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, and 15. Four chips are needed or multiples of four to bet on the jeu zero series.

There is also the “tier”, or “the third”, refers to the 12 numbers on the opposite side of the wheel from the zero and “voisins”. The numbers 27 to 33 cover one third of the European wheel are what make up this bet. Six chips or multiple of six should be place on the tier.

In between the “voisins du zero” section and “tier” there is the “orphelins”, or orphans, which are four numbers in each slice, for a total of eight orphans. Use five chips, or multiples of five to place your bet.

These ways of betting are just some of the many others but these are the most popular in the casino. If you want to try them, you must first play in a free game.