Roulette French Rules


The French roulette rules are very much like the European roulette rules. It has the same 37 numbered wheel with one zero but a different table layout for the outside bets. The player odds in French roulette are the same as in European roulette (only one zero) and better than the odds in American roulette (two zeros). The players loose only 50% of their even-money bets when the outcome is zero, known as the ‘La Partage’ rule.

The object of the game is still the same – to predict which number out of possible 37 the ball will land on. And of course, they speak French. Below are the English and equivalent French terms for the various roulette bets:

Inside bets

One number Straight up = En plein 
Two numbers Split Bet = Cheval 
Three numbers Street Bet = Transversale 
Four numbers Corner = Carre 
Six numbers Line Bet = Sixainne 
Outside bets

Twelve numbers Column = Colonne 
Twelve numbers Dozen = Douzaine 
Red or Black = Rouge, Noir 
Even or Odd = Pair, Impair 
Low or High numbers = Manque, Passe