We have also included the probability of each winning bet, both for the European roulette and for the American version. The probability is different for the two versions, because of the double zero on the American wheel.
The five-number bet
This bet can only be made by playing American Roulette. It covers five specific numbers: zero, double zero, 1, 2, and 3. The payout for this bet is 6: 1, and you have a 13.16% probability of winning. This makes it the worst possible bet mathematically speaking since the house edge is 7.89%. The house edge for every other bet in the American version is 5.26%, so we always advise you to avoid this bet.
Call bets are only available on European or French roulette. Not all online casinos offer these bets, although most of them do. You may find that you have to play particular versions of the game like “pro” or “premium.” These bets cover the numbers of specific sections of the roulette wheel and mostly have French names.
- Voisins du Zero
- Jeu Zero
- Tiers du Cylindre
The voisins du cero bet (which could be translated as neighbors of zero) covers the 17 numbers that are closest to zero on the wheel. It is basically a combination of seven other bets, including split and corner bets, and requires a total of nine units to bet. The payout depends on which number gets the best profit (out of 24 units) for the numbers 0, 2, or 3.
Jeu Zero (game zero) is basically a mini voisins du zero. It covers a total of seven numbers; zero, the two numbers to the right of zero on the wheel, and the four numbers to the left. Four units have to be wagered on a combination of split bets and one straight up. The best result is for the number 26 to come out, which pays a total of 36 units.
Tiers du cylindre (thirds of the wheel) covers the 12 numbers that are approximately in front of zero. It is a combination of six divided bets, with one unit in each. If any of the 12 covered numbers come up, the payment is 18 units.
Orphelins (orphans) covers the eight numbers that are not covered, either in the voisins du zero or the tiers du cylindre bet. This bet requires five units to bet, through four split bets and one straight up. The best profit (of 36 units) comes if 1 or 17 is selected.
A neighboring bet is basically five straight bets combined. To make this bet first place a straight-up bet on your chosen number and then place a straight upon each of the two numbers to the left of that number and each of the two numbers to the right of that number on the wheel.
If you are playing live, then you can give your chips to the dealer and ask him to place all the necessary bets required for a call bet. When playing online, there will generally be an option to automatically make all the bets required to make a call bet.
The final bet
A final bet is a combination of straight ups on all numbers that end in a digit of your choice. You could place a final bet on 2, for example, which would be a straight-up bet on each of 2, 12, 22, and 32. A final on any number between 0 and 6 means a total of four straight ups. A final on numbers 7, 8 or 9 only requires three straight ups, since there are only three numbers that end in those digits.