Call Bets in Roulette

Call bets are advanced bets that are called out to the dealer to place, rather than being placed by the player. To count as a bet, the dealer must announce the bet clearly and usually the inspector will repeat the bet to ensure that it is understood correctly.

Call bets can be neighbours bets and section bets or French bets. Read more about Roulette advanced bets below:

Neighbours Bets

This is an advanced betting option where the player bets on one number and the 2 numbers either side of it on the wheel. For example ‘Zero and the neighbours’ is a five piece bet covering 0, 3, 26, 32 and 15.

As this is a five piece bet, a neighbour bet ‘by 10’ would mean £10 placed straight up on each of the numbers, costing £50 altogether.

Section Bets / French Bets

These are bets covering sections of the French roulette wheel.  There are three main section bets:

Voisins du Zero (Voisins)

This is the largest section and therefore the most expensive to bet. Voisins is a 9 piece bet covering 17 numbers around the wheel in total (22-25).Therefore a voisins du zero bet ‘by 10’ would cost £90.

Most numbers are covered with a split bet, but voisins also uses a corner bet as well as a street bet on 0, 2, 3.

Tiers du Cylindre (Tiers)

Tier is a 6 piece bet covering 12 numbers in total (27-33). All the betting positions are splits in a normal tier bet. A tier bet ‘by 10’ costs £60.

Orphelins (Orphans)

Orphans is the smallest section and covers the remaining numbers not included in tiers and voisins. There are 8 numbers covered by the orphans bet on opposite sides of the wheel (17, 34 and 6 on one side and 1, 20, 31, 14 and 9 on the other side).

All the orphans bets are splits apart from 1 which is a straight up bet. 17 has two split bets placed on it to link it with 14 and 20. This makes 1 and 17 the most lucrative numbers to come in for an orphans bet.

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