The traditional way to place roulette bets involves putting your chips on the available spaces listed on the table. For example, if you were going to make a high bet, you would place your chips on the “19-36” space. However, what many roulette players don’t realize is that there is also another set of wagers called announced bets.
As the name suggests, an announced bet involves putting your chips onto the table, and announcing what wager you’re making. But the twist is that announced bets are not listed on the roulette table, so you need to know what to say when announcing the wager.
One more thing worth mentioning about announced bets is that, while they cover a variety of numbers, you’re essentially placing multiple bets under one umbrella (explained more with the following bets). This being said, here are the five different announced bets in roulette:
Voisins du Zero – This covers the most numbers out of the five announced bets. When you announce the Voisins de Zero (neighbors of zero) bet, you’re covering 0, 2, 3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32 and 35. In total, there are seven different individual bets covered under Voisins de Zero, and you need nine total betting units to make this wager.
Tiers du Cylindre – The Tiers du Cylindre wager translates into “thirds of the wheel” because it covers roughly one third of the roulette wheel (12 numbers). The numbers that will be covered under this announced bet are 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 23, 24, 27, 30, 33 and 36. There are six individual wagers with Tiers du Cylindre, and you need six betting units for this wager.
Orphelins – This bet translates into “orphans” because it covers the gaps left between the aforementioned announced bets. With Orphelins, you’re covering 1, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 31 and 34; this wager is comprised of five individual bets, and you need five units to make it.
Final – Final is not a fixed bet like the three previously discussed wagers because the covered numbers all depend on what you announce. For example, if you make a Final bet on 2, you would cover 2 and all of the numbers ending in “2” (12, 22, 32). On the other hand, making a Final bet on 7 would see you covering 7, 17 and 27. One unit is needed to cover each number, and the total amount of units depends on what Final wager has been selected.
Neighbors – The last of our announced bets, Neighbors is another variable wager. With the Neighbors bet, you pick a single number, and the two numbers on both sides of the number will also be covered (five total). For example, if you selected 1, you would also be covering 33 and 16 to the left, and 20 and 14 to the right.