French Roulette Game Guide

Low volatility

French roulette has frequent win potential.

Favourable odds

The La Partage rule lowers the house edge.

Abundant features

Includes Racetrack bets and Favourite bets.

Customizable interface

Includes AutoPlay and Turbo options.

Rich statistics

Analyze the outcomes of the past 100 spins.

Microgaming’s French Roulette has kept players entertained ever since it was released in 2004 with classic game play on a slick, player-friendly platform studded with useful special features.

French Roulette with JackpotCity Casino

Play French Roulette online to explore a complete range of timeless betting options, including sophisticated French bets, and discover the La Partage rule, which brings the house edge down by allowing you to recoup certain even-money losses. French Roulette is available on all devices in JackpotCity’s mobile casino in Canada.

French Roulette Rules

French roulette is played with a wheel, a ball, and a betting table. A French roulette wheel has 36 segments numbered 1 to 36 and a single zero pocket, and the betting table offers a spread of betting options based on those numbers, ranging from straight bets on a single number to combinations of numbers. The game itself is perfectly simple. Players place their bets, the dealer spins the wheel and ball in opposite directions, the ball comes to rest in a numbered slot, and winning bets are paid out. The main difference between French vs European roulette isn’t the wheel, which is exactly the same, but the La Partage rule. If you place an even-money bet and the ball lands on zero, you get half your bet back. Simple as that. This makes online French roulette odds slightly more favourable than other variations.

A great deal of the fun of playing French roulette in online casinos comes from testing various betting strategies. Three proven strategies are the Martingale, Parlay, and D’Alembert systems. With the Martingale, you double your stake with every losing even-money bet until the streak breaks. With the Parlay, you double your stake on every winning even-money bet. The D’Alembert is more sophisticated. You designate a betting unit (typically 1% of your bankroll) and start off with a wager of five units. Subtract a unit on a winning spin, add a unit on a losing spin. This helps to balance your bankroll and hopefully tip the odds in your favour.

A rookie error to avoid at a French Roulette casino is making contradictory bets that cancel each other out. For instance, you’re bound to win if you bet on Red and Black at the same time, but you won’t make any money because the losing bet erases the winning bet.

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French Roulette Betting Options

French Roulette is packed with betting options, so it’s worth taking the time to get to know them all. Bets are divided into “inside” and “outside” bets according to their position on the betting table. You’ll notice that French roulette payouts vary according to the odds of winning them, from 35:1 for straight up bets to 1:1 for even-money bets. Between those extremes lies all the intrigue of this classic table game.

Inside Bets

The following inside bets are available in French Roulette:

  • Straight Up: Bet on a specific number. Payout: 35:1.
  • Split Bet: Bet on two numbers located next to each other. Payout: 17:1.
  • Street Bet: Bet on three numbers simultaneously. Payout: 11:1.
  • Square Bet: Bet on four numbers simultaneously. Payout: 8:1.
  • Line Bet: Make two Street Bets at once. Payout: 5:1.

Outside Bets

Bets on the outside of the French roulette table include:

  • Column Bet: Bet on one of three columns on the table that contain 12 numbers. Payout: 2:1.
  • Dozen Bet: Bet on a row of 12 numbers. Payout: 2:1.
  • Even Money Bet: Bet on Red, Black, Odd, Even, and High or Low numbers (1-18 and 19-36, respectively). Payout: 1:1.

Racetrack Bets

Place Neighbour and Call bets with the handy Racetrack function.

  • Neighbour Bets: This is a straight up bet on a number and one or more of its neighbouring numbers.
  • Call Bets: Also known as French bets, these are placed on groups of numbers categorised by their position on the wheel.
    • Les Voisins Du Zero bets on on 22-18-29-7-28-12-35-3-26-0-32-15-19-4-21-2-25.
    • Tiers Du Cylindre consists of six different split bets on 5-8, 10-11, 13-16, 23-24, 27-30, and 33-36.
    • Les Orphelins covers eight numbers with a combination of straight up and split bets.

How to Play French Roulette?

Keen to make your way to the virtual French Roulette table? It’s easy to do. Simply register an account at JackpotCity Casino, go to the JackpotCity website, and press the Roulette tab on the Casino Games page. Launch French Roulette, select your chips, place them on the grid, and press the “Spin” button. Bets start at $0.25 and max out at $500. Outcomes are determined by a random number generator and wins are paid out at the end of each round.

French Roulette comes with a number of special features designed to enhance your playing experience. Rebet to place the same bet, select a number of Auto-spins, and toggle Turbo mode to adjust the speed. Use the Favourite Bets feature for easy access to your own pre-selected bets as well as selected Special Bets, and keep tabs on the last 100 spins with the Statistics feature. For more advanced betting options, try Racetrack Bets. Welcome to the world of French Roulette online at JackpotCity Casino!

Play Mobile French Roulette

French Roulette is available to play 24/7 on your mobile device of choice. Simply point your mobile browser at our website or download the JackpotCity Casino app to your Android or iOS device and launch the game directly on your screen. All our games are mobile optimized so you can rely on a top-quality gaming experience on any device.

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JackpotCity is Canadian players will be glad to know that JackpotCity Casino provides a safe, secure environment in which to play French Roulette and hundreds of other top-rated online casino games. Our license and eCOGRA’s Seal of Approval mean you can rely on fair, safe play, while our SSL encryption technology provides peace of mind that your information is secure.

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