In French roulette, the numbers on the wheel are not in order of arithmetic value, but are placed in order to insert a certain degree of balance into the game. While this may seem like a complicated game, the numbers are actually placed in such a way that they can be confusing to read when looking at the layout and placing bets. Moreover, red and black are not ever placed next to each other, while low and high numbers alternate. The result is that both red and black are equally likely to win.
There are two special rules in French roulette that can help players win more often. The La Partage rule allows players to win half of their bets if the ball lands in the zero pocket. The En Prison rule allows players a second chance at winning if the ball hits a ten on the first spin. The En Prison rule, on the other hand, means that when the zero number comes up, the entire bet is kept in prison and will not be returned unless the next spin is a win.
The rules in French roulette are unique and oftentimes overlooked. While the house edge for this game is around 2.7%, it is considerably lower than in American roulette. This is because the house edge for even-money bets is reduced by the La Partage rule, which guarantees the casino will take half of your outside bet. However, the La Partage rule is not implemented on every single roulette table. There are, however, other rules that can help players win more often.