The French Roulette Rules
Know these additional tips for roulette about the French roulette rules.
These French rules are neat.
There are some French rules that you do not find in the American Roulette.
These are the additional tips for roulette about the French Roulette rules:
- the "En Prison" rule (in prison)
- and the "La Partage" rule (the portion).
"En Prison" in the French Rules
Under this rule, if the ball lands in zero, some casinos allow, the player to take half the bet back. You lose only half of your wager.
Or you can leave the whole bet "En Prison" for another spin, a free ride in other words. If this free spin lands again in zero, then you lose your whole wager.
If you win on this spin, this "En Prison" bet is relinquished to you. You do not win the bet. It is like breaking even.
This rule applies only to even money bets like Red and Black section, Odd and Even section, High and Low section.
"La Partage" in the French Roulette Rules
If the ball lands in zero, you lose half of your wager, but you do not have the choice of leaving the bet "En Prison" to get a free ride.
Again, this rule applies only to even money bets like Black and Red section, Odd and Even section, High and Low section.
Variations Of These French Roulette Rules
In some European casinos, if the ball lands in zero, your bet becomes "En Prison." If on the next spin you win your bet, it is given back to you (break even).
If the spin is a zero again, you lose your bet. Also here, you are allowed to ask the croupier to move your "En Prison" bet to another money even outside bet. This is another rule from the French-Roulette-rules.
In some other European casinos, if you bet on Black and the ivory ball falls in zero, the croupier places your bet on a line, below the color Black symbol (diamond). It is called "Even Chances Line" bet.
Now, if the next roulette spin is the color Black, your bet is returned to you, no winnings.
If the spin is the color Red, you lose your bet.
If, on the following spin or spins, the ball falls in the zero, your bet stays there, until a Red or Black number shows up, to determine if your bet is lost or returned to you. You may also elect to lose half of your bet. A different statute from the French-Roulette-rules. The same thing applies to a Red Color Bet.
In some other European casinos, if the ball lands twice in a row on zero, your bet becomes "En Prison" twice.
Now you have to win twice in a row in order for your bet to be returned to you.
If the ball falls in any other number, including a zero, you lose your bet.
You may also elect to lose half of your bet and get the other half directly back. Another variance of a rule from the French-Roulette-rules.
Again, all these rules pertain only to outside even money bets like Black and Red section, Odd and Even section, 1-18 and 19-36 section.
Tips for roulette on the use of the French Roulette rules.
In some of the big mega-resort casinos in Las Vegas, you find both the American Roulette with the Zero (0) and Double Zero (00) and the European Roulette with only the one Zero (0), no Double Zero (00). These casinos are catering to the European clientele.
Some Las Vegas casinos that offer the European single zero Roulette game use the "La Partage" rule from the rules in the French Roulette.
So, if you bet on any even money bets, like Black, Red, Even, Odd, 1-18, 18-36 sections and the ball lands in zero, you lose half of your wager.
This is not the rule on the American Roulette games, though.
In Atlantic City, if the ball falls in zero or double zero while betting any outside even money bets, like Black, Red, Even, Odd, 1-18, 19-36 sections, you lose half of your bet.
The "La Partage" rule, from the rules in the French Roulette, is used here. This is only on the American Roulette games not the single zero (European) Roulette games.
Tips For Roulette On French Phrases And Words
Around a French Roulette game is common to hear a lot of French phrases. Usually, the croupiers are required to know the French language in order to speak it.
These are some phrases the croupiers might use at the game:
- "Faites vos jeux" meaning "Place your bets".
- "Rien ne va plus" meaning "No more bets".
- "Personnel, merci" meaning "Personnel, thank you". This is in connection with a gratuity (pourboire).
Here are some French words in connection with the game:
- "Caissier" means "cashier" (cage).
- "Jeton" means "check."
- "Placques" means "plaques."
- "Mise" means "bet" or "stake."
- "Jouer" or "risquer" means "to gamble."
- "Jouer" also means "to play."
- "Tapis" means "layout."
- "Numéro" means "number."
- "Joueur" means "player."
- "Pourboire" means "tip", "gratuity."
- "Le personnel" means "the personnel."
- "Merci" means "thank you" or "thanks."
- "Merci beaucoup" means "thank you very much."
- "La Partage" means "the portion."
- "En Prison" means "in prison."
That's it for tips on roulette about the French roulette rules and the meaning of some French words and expressions in connection with the game.
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