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What is French roulette?

French roulette is most similar to European roulette with one green colored zero. Both have better players odds than American roulette which has an added green double zero.

However, French roulette rules on even money bets give it the lowest house edge of all roulette games at 1.35%.

What Betting Strategies Are Used In French Roulette?

There are three basic types of betting strategies used in all roulette games.

  1. Progressive Betting strategies like the Martingale system change bets in multiple of the original bet amount in reaction to wins and losses.
  2. Flat Progressive Betting strategies like the D’Alembert system change bets in predetermined amounts in reaction to wins and losses.
  3. Non-Progressive Betting strategies like the James Bond system place flat bet amounts on various combinations of individual numbers and bets usually in reaction to which numbers have won or lost.

French roulette has the added advantage of a “special bets” table with Jeu Zero, Les Orphelins, Voisins du Zero and Tiers du Cylindre for these types of bets. They are sometimes called the “French Strategies”.


What is the difference between French roulette and European roulette?

When the ball lands on “0”, French roulette has a “half-back” bet rule called “La Partage” that gives players half of their even money bets back instead of losing it all.

The “En Prison” rule also allows players the option to keep their even money bet in play and to make the same bet for the next spin. The en prison option has slightly better players odds than the half-back option.

When both rules are applied, they lower the house edge to 1.35% compared to 2.70% in European roulette

What is the difference between French and American roulette?

American roulette has additional green colored “double zero” number. It also does not  have either a half-back La Partage nor an En-Prison rule on even money bets as in French Roulette.

The added number and the absence of theses two player advantage rules increases the house edge to 5.26% for American Roulette. .

The numbering sequence on the French roulette wheel are also different from the American roulette wheel. The American number sequence is 0, 28, 9, 26, 30, 11, 7, 20, 32, 17, 5, 22, 34, 15, 3, 24, 36, 13, 1, 00, 27, 10, 25, 29, 12, 8, 19, 31, 18, 6, 21, 33, 16, 4, 23, 35, 14, 2

Where Can I Play French Roulette In The USA?

French Roulette is not available in land based Las Vegas casinos, but it might still be found in Atlantic City casinos. Live and Online real money games are NOT available for USA players.

The same real money games can also be played in demonstration and practice mode called “free play” and are available at some internet casino websites.

Social media games are played strictly “for entertainment purposes only” and do not use real money for betting. These can be found on sites like facebook, google play and itunes.

These games normally involve real money in only very small amounts to purchase more playing credits and to remove advertising. There are no monetary rewards or prizes available after wins.

Where Can I Play French Roulette Outside of The USA?

International players can find French Roulette at Leo Vegas  and Casino Room online casinos in both LIVE and COMPUTER based games as well as at other online casinos.

Where Can I Play Live Dealer French Roulette

Live Dealer” French Roulette games are streamed online live from studios with real croupiers by Evolution Gaming, Playtech and NetEnt.

They are offered at online casinos like the Leo Vegas Online Casino. Live dealer real money French roulette games are available to only to international players from countries with safe national regulatory practices. Free Live Dealer French Roulette is not available anywhere.

Where Can I Play Online French Roulette For Free

Free play online software based games are available from NetEnt, EvoPlay, Microgaming and BGaming.

These demo and practice games are the same as the real money games and are available for international players at the Leo Vegas Online Casino and others.

What is French Roulette regeln?

The English translation of the German word “regeln” is literally regulate. However, the meaning in English is “French Roulette rules”. The main rule differences between French, European and American roulette are the La Partage and En Prison rules. Only French Roulette include these two rules for even money bets which gives this version the lowest house edge of any roulette game.

What is the Hamburg Variant in roulette?

When French Roulette was introduced to Hamburg Germany in 1843, the game was changed to a single zero roulette game. This version retained the favorable rules for even money bets and the added racetrack betting table layout. This Hamburg Variant is now known as the Classic French Roulette game.

Some European Roulette games variations include either the racetrack betting table or the favorable rules for even money bets. When European Roulette includes the favorable even money bet rules they are referred to as the Hamburg Variant or La Partage.

Even USA players can take advantage of this HACK to get all the top benefits of French Roulette including the best house edge on even money bets.

How To Win Playing French Roulette

The house edge of French Roulette is as low as 1.35% for even money bets. That is half as much as European Roulette and one fourth as much as American roulette.

But beyond simply choosing to play French Roulette  instead of European and American roulette, we have summarized all the tricks in our post “Roulette Tricks – Top French Roulette Tricks & More“. Oddly enough, many of these trick also work for other variations of roulette.

We also have provided great “work- arounds” for US players in our post “Real Money French Roulette for USA Players – Hacks“. Most specifically, US roulette players merely need to play the Hamburg Variant of European roulette to get the low 1.35% house edge.