As the name implies, it covers around one third of the wheel as follows:
How to Place the Tiers du Cylindre Bet
You will be able to place the bet automatically on a decent roulette variant with Call Bets and a Racetrack betting area. The Tiers du Cylindre bet is placed on 12 numbers on the opposite side of the wheel to the Voisins du Zero bet (not to be confused with a Neighbours Bet where you can choose the pivot number).
Another bet in this family is the Orphans Bet which mops up all the numbers not covered by Tiers and Voisins.
Cover the Number 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 23, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36. All the bets are Split Bets over 2 numbers that pay out 17:1. The total bet is 6 units (we have bet 60 above with 10 unit chips). You’d get 18 units back including your bet if you won (17+1), so a pay-out of 2.8:1
Tiers Chip Distribution, Racetrack Below
This is the second biggest call bet behind Voisins du Zero and one of the more frequently played Call Bets. Your odds of winning are 32% on this bet (12/37).
Probabilities and Payout
In the “Third of the Wheel” bet, you are covering 12 numbers across six split bets: 5-8, 10-11, 13-16, 23-24, 27-30 and 33-36. It’s not exactly a third of the wheel as you also have the 0.
The house edge is 2.7%, the same as you will experience on other European Roulette bets.
Winning Bet Say you bet a total of 6.00. So 1.00 on each split bet. If any of the above numbers drop in, you will win 17.00. Since you get your winning bet back, your net profit will be 12.00. There is a 32.4% chance of this happening (12/37).
Losing Bet If the ball drops outside of the Tiers Zone, your loss will be 6.00. There is a 67.7% chance of this happening.
If you are playing dozens or columns (covering roughly one third of the table) you can use the Tiers bet to mix it up and still cover a similar amount of the wheel (in fact just under 1/3. Remember that there is a zero pocket).
We have come across a few variations of this bet, particularly in land-based casinos. There’s a bet called “Tiers 5-8-10-11” which as has an extra chips placed as single number bets on 5, 8, 10, and 11.
You are still covering just under a third of the wheel, but powering up those numbers. We have also heard of a variant played in Italy called the “Gioco Ferrari” or Ferrari Bet with straight up bets on 8, 11, 23 and 30. You are supercharging the middle of the Tiers Zone.
The Best Casino and Variant for Tiers Du Cylindre?
With most of these call bets, you”ll need a French Roulette variant or a Premium Roulette wheel with Call Bets (in the advanced mode in some cases). We’d recommend Grand Ivy. If you play this bet at a land-based casino, you just call it out and the croupier will place the Tiers for you.
Pros and Cons
A good, fast way of covering (just under) 1/3 of the wheel
Unlike Voisins, all the bets are split bets- each number pays out the same
Generally speaking, roulette tables use French terms for the Call Bets, even in English speaking countries. However, you might also see this bet referred to as “Thirds of the Wheel”, the “small series” bet or the “series 5-8” bet.