One version of roulette that most people have never played before is: French roulette. It has the same wheel numbers found commonly with the traditional European game but the rules are slightly different. Here’s what you can expect.
There are 37 pockets with the numbers between 1-36 and also the familiar green zero. They are all red and black colored numbers except the green pocket. In French roulette the green is actually good for players who have wages placed on even numbers. They still walk away with just half their bets removed from the table! This is called “La Partage,” which translates into English as “in prison.” This is part of the French rules and can apply for players who have even bets and take back half, or in some cases they can let that half-bet ‘ride’ for the next round. More or less a double meaning for the money potentially lost on a bet. There are two types of numbered bets, opposite side of the zero and those that surround the zero. Then there are orphan bets with the numbers 1, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 31, and 34. It sounds strange but this is French roulette.
There are bets that end in digits with the same number such as: 6, 16, 26, and 36. This is called the ‘Finals: 6’, and a variation that has the ¾ number rule with numbers: 3, 4, 13, 14, 23, 24, 33, and 34.Along with the usual inside and outside bets you can place there are also bets ranging from colors, and the evens and odds.
There isn’t much to not like about French roulette but if you like a game that has some fun variations then this is just as thrilling a game as the euro wheel. Not to forget, it’s also in French, so you might need to brush up on your French lessons before jumping into this game.