Announced Bets in Roulette on RealLiveDealer Casino


French Roulette commonly features special betting combinations that are referred to as announced bets or French bets.  The player calls out a bet and immediately places money on the table to cover the amount of the bet.  There are a series of numbers in the game and since they are mostly played on French roulette, French terminology was hence applied.


  • Voisins du Zéro

The Voisins du Zéro bet, or the Neighbors of Zero, covers zero and all the numbers on both its sides of the wheel, from 22 to 25.  The series consists of 22-18-29-7-28-12-35-3-26-0-32-15-19-4-21-2-25.  15-number bets can be made or in some, 17 to include 22 and 25.  

  • Le Tiers Du Cylindre

Le Tiers Du Cylindre, also known as Third of the Wheel, refers to the series of 12 numbers on the opposite side of the wheel, encompassing numbers between, and including, 27 and 33. The series includes: 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23,10, 5, 24, 16 and 33, and 6-piece bets can be made.

  • Orphelins

Orphelins, another popular announced bet, includes numbers that lie outside the tiers and voisins. These “orphans” consist of eight digits, consisting 1, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 31 and 34.  This is a 4-piece bet, made up by one straight on one and one chip on each split: 6-9,14-17,17-20 and 31-34.

  • Jeu Zéro

The Jeu Zéro or otherwise known as the zero game covers numbers closest to zero. The series of numbers in the zero game are also found in the voisins, however their locations are placed variously.


  • Neighbor Bets

The neighbor bets are oftentimes made in combinations. This particular bet is a 5-digit wager includes a number along with two numbers from each side of the wheel. As an example, “5 and the neighbors” consist of the series 5, 24,16, 10 and 23.

  • Final bets or Finales and the Red/Black splits

Other exclusive roulette tables feature the Final bets or Finales and the Red/Black splits. This type of announced bet allows the player to place his/her bet on the last figure of the winning number.  If one bets on Finale 4 for example, the combination 4, 14, 24 and 34 is chosen. These are exactly series of all the splits of red or black numbers on the layout.

  • Snake Bet

A type of bet known as the snake bet is also considered as a kind of outside bet. This compels players to lay down bets in an s-shaped pattern of twelve straight numbers (1, 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30, 32 and 34), and should only cover red numbers.  Another type of outside bet, also featured only in exclusive roulette tables, resembles the snake bet.  However, the difference is that the s-shaped pattern should only cover black numbers (2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 17, 220, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31 and 35).  This is called the black snake bet.  

Online roulettes and other gambling sites have no known boundaries. There are countless variations of the game that brandish a whole lot more kinds of bets.  For example, the “Chip Bomb”, the Premier Roulette Diamond Edition of Microgaming, allows players to easily place wagers on numbers and any of the numbers that surround it.  Moreover, a lot of virtual roulette games in our times have been allowing its players to develop their own betting techniques and patterns.