Test out this French Roulette variant below (sign up at a recommended casino), or play the free demo over at Wombat Casino.
French roulette is basically a version of European Roulette (so it has one zero pocket instead of 2- better odds for the player). The important difference, is that it includes some of the more exotic bets such as Voisin du Zero (Neighbours) and Tiers du Cylindre.
Another really important difference, and the main reason why we feature it, is that French Roulette also adheres to a rule called “La Partage” which is beneficial to players, something you may not see on standard European games like Roulette Pro.
If you play a bet that pays even money like red/black, odd/even or 1-18,19-36, and the ball lands in the zero pocket, in standard European Roulette, you lose the bet. In American Roulette, you lose your bet on the 0 pocket AND the 00 pocket (there are two zero pockets).
In French Roulette, however, La Partage Rule applies : the rule is that you only lose half of your Even Money bet amount. What does this mean? Well, it halves the house edge from 2.6% to 1.3%. Good news for the player!
Take a quick peek at the game on this short video clip
This roulette game might look a little dated at first glance (and yes- the graphics are pretty Old Skool), but when you look under the bonnet, it’s loaded with features. You can customise your bets to your heart’s content on this game.
Hit the green Call Bets button at the bottom, and the game will give you options on all sorts of French bets such as Voisins, Tiers du Clylinder, Finales en Plein and Finales a Cheval and les Orphelins.
On some variants, you’ll also see an Expert button where you’ll be able to customise betting layouts (and save them), place neighbour bets on any number (and pick the number of neighbour bets) and even bet off the wheel.
In short- this game is a powerhouse that was well ahead of its time!