Call bets in roulette are bets that cover particular regions of the wheel. They are also known as “called bets” and “announced bets.”
A lot of these bets have French names. Because European and French roulette tables typically have them.
Different Call Bet Types
Roulette call bets are not placed on the table like standard bets. The bet is instead made on the player’s behalf by the dealer after learning of them. This is due to the bet’s intricate design.
Only in a specific area of the table that the dealer has designated are call bets accepted. Each form of call bet has its own name and group of associated numbers.
The two kinds of call bets are fixed and variable bets. They are a little harder than basic bets because they include various bets. Yet, they do provide better payouts and more tactical betting options. Here are some examples of the call bets you might hear seasoned players make to the dealer during a game.
Fixed Call Bets
Fixed call bets cover a predefined range of numbers or wheel segments. The most common fixed-call bet and their workings are listed below.
Voisins Du Zero
The call bet known as Les Voisins du Zéro, or “Neighbors of Zero,” in roulette consists of 17 numbers. It is situated between the numbers 22 and 25 (inclusive) on the wheel. 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, and 25 are the numbers in this bet. It’s important to note that since the sequence of numbers surrounding zero differs in American roulette. This form of bet is only accessible in European roulette.
Nine chips must be used to make a Neighbours of Zero bet, and they must be spread among several splits. The splits of 4-7, 12-15, 18-21, 19-22, and 32-35 each have five chips placed on them. A split bet of two chips is made at the intersection of the numbers 0, 2, and 3. The last two chips are used to make a corner bet that covers the numbers 25, 26, and 29.
With only one click on the Voisins du Zéro section. Players can choose this bet option when playing online roulette.
Fun fact: Jeu Zéro (also known as “Zero Game”) wasn’t created in France. It was a Zero Spiel invention from Germany.
Seven numbers are covered by Jeu Zéro bets. Including the single zero and the numbers that are immediately next to it on the roulette wheel: 3, 12, 15, 26, and 35.
While Jeu Zéro only needs four chips, Voisin du Zéro also covers these numbers. This entails placing one chip on a split bet from 0 to 3, and another on 12 to 15. A third on 26 as a straight-up bet, and the final chip on a split bet from 32 to 35.
A variation of Jeu Zéro, popularly known as the five-piece bet, calls for an extra Straight bet on 19.
Tiers du cylinder
A Tiers du Cylindre bet, which translates to “Third of the Wheel.” It covers 12 numbers between 27 and 33, or roughly one-third of the numbers on a roulette wheel. 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, and 33 are the numbers in question. Six chips are bet on each of the six splits, which are 5-8, 10-11, 13-16, 23-24, 27-30, and 33-36.
Outside of Tiers and Voisins, the remaining two roulette wheel segments, are known as Orphelins (“The Orphans”). It contains eight numbers. Therefore, three of these numbers—17, 34, and 6—are located to the right of the single-zero pocket. And the remaining five (1, 20, 14, 31, and 9) are located to the left of the zero.
Players will need to spend five chips to place this wager. Four chips are placed on the splits between the numbers 31-34, 17-20, 14-17, and 6-9. And the last chip is bet straight up on number one.
Variable call bets
Variable call bets refer to the player’s personal selection of numbers. And combinations that correspond to the number called. The most typical variable, known as bets, is listed here.
The neighbor bets method is avoided by many players because of its added complexity. But it may be quite profitable when employed as part of a larger strategy. This bet is offered in roulette variations that have one 0 pocket, such as European or French.
When placing a Neighbour bet. The player chooses a number on the roulette wheel. The two adjacent numbers to its left and right are also covered. Therefore, there are five numbers covered in all.
For example, if the player selects 7, the Neighbour bet will also cover the numbers 12, 18, 28, and 29.
Roulette call bets are an ideal way to spice up and expand your game of roulette. Although the chances of winning aren’t very good, they do give you a chance to win big money if your bet is successful. Before making any bets, it’s crucial that you know how each form of call bet functions. Thus, be sure to spend some time getting to know them before you sit down at a table.