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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.
Also, the betting layout 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 (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.
Customise Your Bets
This 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).
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!
Wombat Score 4/5
The design of this French Roulette might look a little dated compared to some of the newer games like Premier Roulette Diamond Edition, which has a 3D wheel. But under the bonnet, it packs a real punch! It’s fast, very customisable and best of all it play La Partage.
Bonne chance, fans de wombat!