Called and Announced Bets in Roulette

In roulette, players typically place chips on the betting table based the type of bet they make. For example, straight bets are placed directly on a number, while even bets are placed in the box marked “even.” In high stakes roulette, players will often make what are known as called bets or announced bets. In this case, a player simply announces what he will bet on, instead of placing the chips in particular positions. Call bets can simplify the betting process, especially in high stakes games.

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There is a difference between called bets and announced bets. When a player makes a called bet, they aren’t required to place chips on the betting table. In other words, the player does not have to put down money to back up the bet. The casino technically extends credit to the player when the bet is made. In many countries, extending credit to gamblers is illegal, such as in the UK. Therefore, true call bets are uncommon in most casinos throughout the world.

Instead, players will make what are known as announced bets. In addition to calling out the bet, the player must put money on the table. The player is not required to place the chips in particular spots on the betting table. Rather, he is simply required to put his chips on the table when he calls out the bet. This simplifies the betting procedure, so that players do not crowd the table with chips.

As discussed, bets are typically made by placing chips on spots on the betting table. Simple bets such as red, odd or straight bets are most easily made by placing chips on particular spaces. Call bets are usually made when the bet is especially complicated or requires special assistance from the dealer. There are several different call bets a player can make including the following:

  • Voisins du Zero: This bet meaning “neighbours of zero” is a bet on the numbers that surround the zero on the roulette wheel. These numbers include 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2 and 25. 9 chips are required for this bet.
  • Jeu Zero: This bet meaning “zero game” is a bet on the numbers closest to zero on the roulette wheel. These numbers include 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32 and 15.
  • Tiers du Cylindre: This bet, also referred to as Tiers, is a bet on the numbers from 27 to 33. These numbers include 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16 and 33. The payout is 17 to 1.
  • Orphelins: The Orphelins bet covers the eight numbers on the wheel that are outside the Voisins Du Zero and the Tiers Bets. These numbers include17, 34, 6 and 1, 20, 14, 31.
  • Neighbours: This is a 5-chip bet that covers one number and the 2 numbers to the left and right of that number. For example, if a player picks 29, the numbers include 22, 18, 29, 7 and 28.

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