What is Tiers du Cylindre?
The tiers du cylindre means ‘the third of the wheel’, and it refers to a roulette bet that covers 12 adjacent numbers on the roulette wheel. The bet is often simply called ‘tiers’ and it is made up of six different split bets. Unlike the other ‘voisins’ or neighbor bets, the tiers du cylindre does not include the zero. The numbers covered by this bet are 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16 and 33. These are positioned on the wheel between 27 and 33.
Tiers du Cylindre Explained
In roulette, there are a number of grouped bets which can be announced or called, and the dealer will handle them. These are often known as the ‘French bets’, and are common in mainland European casinos. They consist of a series of splits and single bets across a selection of numbers which are next to each other on the roulette wheel – such as those surrounding the zero, or opposite to it. The ‘tiers du cylindre’, which means ‘third of the wheel’, is one of these grouped bets.
Players request the dealer to place a ‘tiers’ bet by providing six chips (or some multiple of six) to be split across the six different groups. The bet covers 12 numbers, which are located between 27 and 33 on the wheel. The numbers are 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16 and 33, and they are made up of six splits: 5/8, 10/11, 13/16, 23/24, 27/30 and 33/36. These are the numbers which sit on the opposite side of the wheel to the zero, with the ‘orphans’ groups on either side and the ‘voisins’ opposite. The payout for any win in the tiers du cylindre selection is 17:1. Some variants of this bet include an additional four chips which are placed as singles alongside the six splits – such as the ‘tiers 5-8-10-11’ bet.
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