The scope of different bets available in roulette games is wide and in specific variants of the game, it goes way beyond the standard even-money bets. As simple as it is, roulette provides exotic betting opportunities and one of them is the zero game bet.
There are some additional things a roulette player should know before trying to place this bet, as it covers multiple numbers on the wheel and occupies a special area on the betting layout. Here’s how one should take on the zero game (Jeu Zéro) bet.
Don’t Pick the Wrong Roulette Version
Without knowing which roulette games offer the Jeu Zéro bet, you may join a table and miss out the opportunity to actually play this bet.
The zero game bet is exclusively available in French roulette games and some European roulette games with the racetrack layout and call bets.
If you randomly select an American Roulette game, you will not be able to place the zero game, or any of the others call bets.
Get Acquainted With the Racetrack Layout
The racetrack betting table is a side betting layout that is offered in European and French roulette games that only serves the purpose of presenting the numbers as they appear on the wheel and gives players the possibility to place special bets that cover multiple numbers.
For the racetrack bets, the position of the numbers determined the type of bet. For instance, the Neighbors of Zero is a wager that covers numbers surrounding the zero. Other areas on the racetrack include Tiers du Cylindre, Orphelins/Orphans and Jeu Zéro.
Jeu Zéro Bet Explained
Many refer to the zero game bet as the mini version of Neighbors of Zero. It also covers numbers surrounding zero, but in a different way.
It includes 2 numbers to the zero’s right and the 4 numbers to the zero’s left, as they are printed on the wheel. The numbers are 0, 3, 12, 15, 26, 32 and 35, or more precisely 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15.
This bet requires 4 chips, out of which some are placed on splits and some on single numbers. You will place a split bet on 0 and 3, between 12 and 15 and also between 32 and 35. A straight up bet is placed on 26.
Placing a Zero Game Bet
Depending on where you are playing roulette, there are different ways of placing the zero game bet. If you are at a land-based roulette table, you will just announce the bet to the croupier who will proceed to place the chips you have selected on the positions we’ve discussed earlier.
If you are playing online, wait for the betting time to start then go to the racetrack layout and click on the Jeu Zéro area to place the chips automatically.
If the ball lands on 26, you get a 35:1 payout. Any of the other numbers will bring you an 17:1 payout.