By Stephen R. Tabone

There are three main French bets or “call bets” players can wager on in the game of roulette. One is “Orphelins” and the other two are “Tier” and “Voisins Du Zero.” These special bet selections can be placed manually or on the racetrack betting layout found on European single-zero roulette wheels.

When an Orphelins bet is made manually, five chips are placed on the grid part of a roulette table betting layout so that eight numbers are bet on. These are straight up, and split bets and the payout odds are 35 to 1 and 17 to 1, respectively.

In land-based casinos only croupiers can place chips on Orphelins using the racetrack area on an actual roulette table betting layout. This is why players have to call bets to croupiers.

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