What is Voisons du Zero
Voisons du zero, or ‘grands voisins du zéro’, is a common bet found in European casinos in which players bet on a combination of seventeen different numbers. Those numbers appear together on the roulette wheel, surrounding the zero, and the bets is made of nine separate elements which includes singles, splits and trios. The complete set of ‘voisons du zero’ or ‘neighbors of zero’ includes 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2 and 25.
Voisons du Zero Explained
In roulette, many bets are self-serve: the player puts their own chips on the table in the position they wish to bet, covering a single number, a group or some form of split. However, players can also make ‘announced bets‘ (or ‘called bets‘, when they are made on credit) which the dealer must handle. These are commonly known together as the ‘French bets’ or the ‘voisons’ (neighbors), and they cover sets of numbers which are adjacent to each other on the roulette wheel. These bets apply in European roulette games with a single zero, and all variants of the ‘voisons du zero’ include that zero in the selection.
The largest group of the ‘neighbors’ bets is the voisons du zero, which consists of seventeen numbers. Those numbers are 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2 and 25. The player must bet a minimum of nine chips or some multiple of nine, as there are nine different elements to the bet. Two chips each are used to cover the 0-2-3 trio and the corner of 25-26-28-29, while one is placed on each of the 4-7, 12-15, 18-21, 19-22 and 32-35 splits. Landing on any of those 17 numbers is a win for the player, with payouts determined by how many numbers are in the winning group. Splits pay higher than the trio or four-way bet.
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