Call Bets

Special bets covering sections of the wheel

Call bets ("called bets" or "announced bets") in roulette are bets that cover sections of the roulette wheel.

They are most commonly found on European and French roulette tables (hence why the names of most of these bets are in French).

Call bets on a European roulette wheel.

There are 3 fixed call bets that always cover the same sections of the roulette wheel:

  1. Voisins du Zero
  2. Tiers du Cylindre
  3. Orphelins

And 2 variable call bets that can cover different sections on the roulette wheel (depending on where you place your bet):

  1. Neighbours
  2. Final

Fixed call bets.

1. Voisins du Zero (neighbours of zero)

Also known as: Serie 0/2/3

Voisins du Zero on the roulette wheel

The voisins du zero bet covers 17 numbers that are closest to the 0 on the roulette wheel. This makes a lot of sense considering the name of the bet translates as "neighbours of zero".

The bet covers the numbers between (and including) 22 and 25, going through the 0 roughly in the middle.

Voisins du Zero bet placement
Numbers Units Payout Bet Type
0, 2, 3 2 11 to 1 Basket
4, 7 1 17 to 1 Split
12, 15 1 17 to 1 Split
18, 21 1 17 to 1 Split
19, 22 1 17 to 1 Split
25, 26, 28, 29 2 8 to 1 Corner
32, 35 1 17 to 1 Split
Total = 17 Total = 9

The voisins du zero bet covers the largest section of the wheel out of all the fixed call bets, as well as requiring the most betting units to make it. The bet uses a combination of split, 3 number and corner bets. It's also the only call bet that places multiple units/chips on bets.

1a. Jeu zero (zero game)

Jeu Zero on the roulette wheel

Jeu zero is essentially a smaller version of the voisins du zero call bet. This bet covers the numbers in between (and including) 12 and 15 on the roulette wheel.

Jeu Zero Call bet placement
Numbers Units Payout Bet Type
0, 3 1 17 to 1 Split
12, 15 1 17 to 1 Split
26 1 35 to 1 Straight
32, 35 1 17 to 1 Split
Total = 7 Total = 4

Jeu zero is similar to voisins du zero in that it allows you to wager on the numbers closest to the green 0, but it only covers 7 numbers, and only requires 4 betting units.

2. Tiers du Cylindre (thirds of the wheel)

Also known as: Serie 5/8

Tiers du Cylindre on the roulette wheel

The tiers du cylindre bet covers 12 numbers on the opposite side of the wheel to the voisins du zero numbers (roughly). This bet covers almost one third of the wheel exactly, so it's a good job that the bet name translates to "thirds of the wheel".

Tiers du Cylindre bet placement
Numbers Units Payout Bet Type
5, 8 1 17 to 1 Split
10, 11 1 17 to 1 Split
13, 16 1 17 to 1 Split
23, 24 1 17 to 1 Split
27, 30 1 17 to 1 Split
33, 36 1 17 to 1 Split
Total = 12 Total = 6

This is the second largest call bet behind voisins du zero, requiring the use of 6 betting units. The tiers du cylindre bet also only utilizes split bets, placing just the one unit on each.

3. Orphelins (orphans)

Orphelins on the roulette wheel

The orphelins bet covers the remaining 8 numbers that have not been covered in the voisins du zero or tiers du cylindre bets. So the orphelins bet fills the gaps between the two previous call bets.

Orphelins bet placement
Numbers Units Payout Bet Type
1 1 35 to 1 Straight
6, 9 1 17 to 1 Split
14, 17 1 17 to 1 Split
17, 20 1 17 to 1 Split
31, 34 1 17 to 1 Split
Total = 8 Total = 5

Seeing as these are the left over numbers that have been split apart (they do not cover a continuous section of the wheel), they are called the "orphelins" or "orphan" numbers. How kind.

The orphelins bet is the only fixed call bet that places an overlapping bet on a number (17).

Variable call bets.

1. Neighbours

Neighbours bet on the roulette wheel (21 and neighbours)

The neighbours roulette bet places a straight bet on the number of your choice along with straight bets on the two numbers on both sides (on the wheel).

Therefore, 5 betting units are required to to make a neighbours bet.

As mentioned, you decide which number is in the centre of the neighbours bet and the croupier will place the four additional bets surrounding it.

Here are some examples of neighbours bets that highlight the two straight number bets placed either side:

Left Neighbours Bet Right
26, 0 32 15, 19
15, 19 4 21, 2
1, 20 14 31, 9

2. Final

Final bets (also known as "finaal" or "finale" bets), place straight bets on numbers that end in a digit of your choice.

For example, if you place a final bet on "4", bets will be placed on the numbers; 4, 14, 24 and 34.

Final 4 bet placement on the roulette table

Final bets require either 3 or 4 betting units depending on what final bet number you select (e.g. there are only 3 numbers on the table that end in a 7). And unlike the other call bets in roulette, the final bets do not cover a continuous section of the wheel.

Below is a table of all 10 possible final bets.

Final Bet Numbers
Final 0 0, 10, 20, 30
Final 1 1, 11, 21, 31
Final 2 2, 12, 22, 32
Final 3 3, 13, 23, 33
Final 4 4, 14, 24, 34
Final 5 5, 15, 25, 35
Final 6 6, 16, 26, 36
Final 7 7, 17, 27
Final 8 8, 18, 28
Final 9 9, 19, 29

Are call bets available in online roulette?


The majority of online roulette casinos offer "pro", "gold" or "expert" versions. These are just versions of their roulette games that allow you to make any of the call bets listed above via a built-in interface. Just browse around the casino lobby and you should find them.

Here's a list of online casinos that I know that offer call bets:

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These online casinos display a mini racetrack on their roulette tables, which is used to help place call bets more easily during play.

Alternatively, if all else fails, you can always just place each bet individually to recreate your desired roulette call bet. The call bets and the racetrack are just there to make these kind of bets quicker to make.