Being one of the most interesting games to play, roulette provides players with unforgettable gaming experience as well as opportunities to win big simply by understanding the principles of playing. The main idea of the game is to predict the future outcomes. For doing this successfully players should know how to place bets and what bets to place. The latter is of utmost importance as the results depend on the type of bets players place.

The most common are inside and outside bets which allow players to bet on single number, string, group of column of numbers, as well as on black or red, even or odd, big or small numbers. There are lots of variations!

Call vs. Announced Bet

The names Call and Announced bet are often considered to be the same thing but there is the slightest but significant difference between them. The Call bet is the bet called by a player without placing money on the roulette table in order to cover cost of a bet. In many countries this bet is banned as it is illegal to do this. The Announced bet is also called by a player but this time he/she places money on the table before the wheel of roulette stops spinning and the ball lands in the numbered slot. Not every casino offers these kinds of bets but still there are variations.

Voisins du zero or "neighbors of zero"

The group of 17 numbers which is closest to zero slot (in European roulette wheel) is called Voisins du Zero. This group is between numbers 22 and 25 including them. The numbers are 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25.

Players can place up to nine different types of bets inside this group.

Jeu 0 or "zero game"

The numbers closest to zero slot are formed the group called Jeu 0. They are 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15. It is possible to place 3 split bets and one single bet at a time. This kind of bet is popular in Europe, especially in Germany.

Tier or "the third"

The name Tier is a short as the full name is "le tiers du cylindre" which can be translated in English as one third of a wheel. 12 numbers that lie between 27 and 33 including them, form the group of 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33. Players can place 6 split bets at a time inside this group.

Orphelins or "orphans"

The group of numbers consists of 2 "slices" on the roulette wheel. The first slice is 1, 20, 14, 31, 9 and the second is 17, 34, 6. The total amount of numbers is eight. Players can place 4 split bets and 1 straight bet on single number.

Players are allowed different bets; the type of bets out of different groups may be mixed to achieve better results.