Ah, France. I’m a pretty famous marsupial over there if I don’t say so myself. Although they don’t call me ‘the Wombat’. They call me ‘le Wombat’.
There’s a lot I love about France.
The croissants, the pain au chocolat, the ladies, Paris and let’s not forget French Roulette.
Now why would you play French Roulette over a European Roulette like Premier Roulette I hear you ask? Other than the fact that you can call out your bets in a ridiculously sexy accent? Would you rather someone said “No More Bets please!” to you or “Rien ne van plus”? I rest my case.
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Also, the betting layout on Evolution’s French Roulette is slightly different which makes a nice change. All the same bets are there, they are just laid out slightly differently (and we mean slightly- we are talking more of a cosmetic change).
The major difference is in the Dozens bet which is off to the side of the numbers rather than directly underneath them. So the first dozen is called P12 (Premier 12), the middle is M12 (Midi 12) and the last is D12 (Dernier 12).
See! You’re learning some French already- a handy by product of playing French Roulette!
And then, many of the bets are in French, but it’s very obvious which is which. They even give you an English translation underneath on this particular game, so you have Pair/Impair for Even/Odd and Manque/Passe for Hi/Lo numbers. The Red and Black bets are obvious too.
Fancy Call Bets
One of the main reasons for playing French Roulette Gold from Evolution (not the best reason, we cover that below), is for the call bets. If you hit the “Expert” button at the bottom right of the game, you’ll see an option for call bets which will bring up beaucoup de options for bets like Les Voisins du Zero (Neighbours), Orphelins (Orphans) and the Finales bets- both “en plein” (single number variation) and “a cheval” (split bets).
The Expert mode on our Premier Roulette Diamond game is also excellent for call bets by the way.
We’ll go into these bets in more detail in another section, but if you’re not sure how they work, one of the best ways of finding out is to test them out on the demo game.
Fine Tune your Play
The game has a number of neat features. You can adjust the sound and graphics, for example, and filter the information that is presented on the main game screen.
You can also change camera angles and undo or repeat bets. There is a racetrack betting option for Call Bets.
Customise Your Bets
This live French Roulette game also has a very powerful tool with which you can customise your bets. Just click on the “Edit Layout” button and you will see lots of options to set up and save custom bets and it will also show you basic stats of which bets have come up and by how much.
There are lots of gadgets to play with, which we like! There is also a very powerful Auto-Play panel (the same as you will find on American Roulette) where you can set spins, time between spins, when to stop etc).
La Partage on French Roulette
The final (and best) thing we need to discuss about French Roulette, is La Partage. Now, I know this sounds like a small fat grey bird, but it is in fact a rule that is played in French Roulette that is very advantageous to the player. Vive la France!
This special rule, which literally means “sharing”, is a rule that is applied when you bet on an even money bet like red or black and the ball lands on zero.
Now, normally you would lose your bet of course. But on French Roulette tables that play La Partage, you only lose half of your bet. The rest is returned to you. Fantastique! That gives a Return to Player of 98.65% which is comparable to some blackjack games. Quite simply, this game has the best roulette odds in the house, which is why it is popular with High Rollers and VIPs making big bets.
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The design of this French Roulette is slick like all of the Evolution live games. And under the bonnet, it packs a real punch! It’s fast, very customisable and best of all it plays La Partage. A perfect French package from Evolution Gaming.
Bonne chance, fans de wombat!
What Makes French Roulette So Popular?
Well, I would have said the attractive croupiers with their lovely French accents, but actually the main draw for players is La Partage Rule, where you get half your bet back if the ball comes to rest in the zero pocket on any even money bets you have made (such as red/black for instance). This reduces the house edge to a mere 1.3%
What is the Best Roulette variant to Play out of Evolution's Games?
We’d say that French Roulette Gold has a real claim to this label, simply because of the “La Partage Rule”. If you can reduce the house edge in any way, take it!
What are the Main Differences on the Betting table
The betting table might look slightly different if you are used to playing a standard European game. The main differences are as follows:
– Manque and Passe = High and Low numbers
– Pair and Impair = Even and Odd
– Premier Douzaine (P12) = 1st Dozen
– Moyenne Douzaine (M12) = 2nd Dozen
– Dernier Douzaine (D12) = 3rd Dozen
It’s really not so different