Traditional Bets Done in Roulette You May or May Not Heard Of

Most of the common variety of bets being done in roulette are derived from two parent categories – the inside bet and the outside bet. However, this is not always the case.

In the earlier days, when the game of roulette just came into the consciousness of casino goers, there are a few kinds of bets that go along with those we now know of today. These so-called “classic roulette bets” or traditional bets are mostly done in a European roulette version and they are basically combination of numbers located in specific sectors of the roulette wheel.

The bets are mostly being referred to as “call bets” or sometimes, “announced bets.”

Is There A Difference?

Apparently, there is a distinction between call bets and announced bets.

Call Bets are bets “called upon” by a player who hasn’t placed any money on the roulette betting table for the purpose that it will cover the cost of the bet. In the United Kingdom and in some parts of the globe, making these bets are considered to be “gambling on credit.” Depending on the region, these are deemed illegal.

An Announced Bet, on the other hand, is a bet called by the player who still hasn’t put the necessary amount of wager but was able to cover it up before the outcome of the spin comes out.

The Kinds of Bets

For every particular combination of numbers in the roulette wheel, there is a corresponding name. Players may wager on a single number, a pair, or different other combination. These combos are further dependent on how they are arranged on the wheel, respective to the ones found in the roulette betting table.

Neighbours of Zero (“Les voisins du zéro”)

This bet features the 17 numbers found between 22 and 25 on a European or French roulette wheel, which is a single-zero wheel. They are as of follows: 0, 2, 19, 21, 22, 25, 3, 4, 26, 28, 29, 32, 35, 7, 12, 15, 18.

To do the bet, a player prepares 9 units of bet which he then place in this order: 2 units for a split bet at the intersection of 0, 2, and 3; 5 units for a split bet between 4 and 7, 12 and 15, 18 and 21, 19 and 22, 32 and 35; 2 units for a corner bet on 25, 26, 28, and 29.

Thirds of the Wheel (“Le tiers du cylindre”)

This bet features the 12 numbers found on the opposite side of the Neighbours of Zero, which is between 33 and 27 and with the inclusion of the two said numbers. The numbers are as of follows: 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33.

There will be 6 units of bet to be used which are further divided into 1 unit bet each for the following split bet between: 5 & 8; 10 & 11; 13 & 16; 23 & 24; 27 & 30; 33 & 36.

Orphans (“Les Orphelins”)

The bet features numbers that don’t belong in either of the “Thirds of the wheel” or the “Neighbours of Zero.” There are 8 numbers: 17, 34, 6, 1, 20, 14, 31, 9.

5 units of bets are usually used which are to be divided into 1 unit each for the following bet: 1  straight-up on 1; 1 split between 6 & 9; 1 split between 14 & 17; 1 split between 17 & 20; and 1 split between 31 and 34.

Zero Spiel

Popular in German casinos, this bet features numbers closest to zero. They are as of follows: 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15.

4 units of bets are being used, and to be divided into four: 1 for a split between 0 & 3; 1 for a split between 12 & 15, 1 for a straight up on 26; and 1 for a split between 32 and 35.

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