If you are playing a premium roulette like Expert Roulette, or any variation of French Roulette (with its superior odds), you will probably come across the Voisins du Zero bet at some point, which literally translated means “Neighbours of Zero”. It’s a roulette Call Bet. You might also see this called the Serie 0/2/3 (for example on Multiball Roulette).
When we talk about “Neighbours”, we mean all the numbers close to zero on a European Wheel. On most advanced roulette games you can also pick your number and the number of neighbours you wish to bet on as well.. ) is the most popular neighbour’s bet though.
There’s another bet that called Tiers du Cylindre that covers the opposite numbers on the other side of the wheel. There’s also a bet covering less numbers that includes the zero called the Jeu Zero. You can also make a Neighbors Bet on any number of your choosing in some premium variants. The Voisins du Zero just happens to be the most famous of this class of bet.
See the above table layout for a detailed instruction of how to play it. Normally, of course, you will just select this bet from the expert menu if you are playing online roulette, or you will just call it out to the croupier.
It’s a 9 chip bet covering 16 numbers either side of the zero, so a 17 number bet in total. In the example above, the blue chips are 5s and the pruple chips are 10s.
The proper name for this bet is Grand Voisins du Zéro: it’s 17 numbers between (and including) 22 and 25 on a European Roulette Wheel.
So, 22,18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, the number zero, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25.
Bet 9 units as Follows
9 are bet on split bets, the trio and a corner bet. (or multiples of 9- in the example above we have bet 45 chips, ie units of 5)
– 2 chips on the 0,2,3 trio – 1 on the 4/7 split – 1 on 12/15 split – 1 on 18/21 split – 1 on 19/22 split – 2 on 25/26/28/29 corner – 1 on 32/35.
On our example above, we have bet – 10 chips on the 0,2,3 trio – 5 on the 4/7 split – 5 on 12/15 split – 5 on 18/21 split – 5 on 19/22 split – 10 on 25/26/28/29 corner – 5 on 32/35.
The other bet in the same family as Tiers and Voisins is the Orphelins bet which mops up all of the remaining numbers not covered by these two roulette call bets.
Voisins Du Zero Return
Using the example above, where we have bet $45 ($5 on splits and $10 chips on corner/trio)
Numbers Bet On
-45 (your total bet)
The Best Casino and Variant for Voisins Du Zero?
Premium French Roulette variants has a Call Bets option- any of the VIP roulettes like Premier Roulette and 3D roulette also have it. We’d recommend UK Casino Club for the first two.
You will often see an additional “racetrack” betting area for the Call Bets like Voisins. This is because this is a neighbour’s bet, where you bet on numbers that are near to one number on the wheel. Because the numbers on a roulette wheel are not arranged sequentially, this is easier to visualise on a betting area that has the same number sequence on the table as you would see on the wheel- these are usually arranged in an oval to fit onto the betting table, hence the expression: Racetrack, as it looks like a horse racing track.
This just happens to be the quickest way of covering numbers on the table which are arranged sequentially, not in the order you would see them on the wheel. In the example above the split bets are covered with a $5 chip. So each number (4,7,12,15 and so on) is covered with a $2.5 bet. A $10 bet on 25,26,28,29 covers all 4 numbers with one chip, again with $2.5 per number. Then $10 covers the 1,2,3 Trio. This is the only anomaly, as this covers each number with $3.33. If one of these low numbers drops in, you will maximise your pay-off. In the example above, you would be $75 up.