NetEnt’s 37-slot French Roulette, available on mobile and desktop, is a single-zero, smart-looking game. Equally, a strong, intuitive design makes playing straightforward.
Look forward to high-quality graphics and visual presentation. There’s also a soothing soundtrack including five tracks. Meanwhile a vibrant, welcoming video package eases you into the game.
Don’t be put off by the fact that most words you’ll see on screen are in French. It’ll still be clear how to play French Roulette.
How to play
French Roulette has a unique table layout. Players enjoy the lowest house advantage of any variation of this game. The single extra game play rule reduces the house edge to just 1.35% when the La Partage or sharing rule applies. This is the case in some NetEnt tables. (It means that if the ball lands in zero, all even-money bets are instantaneously split in two and 50% of your original bet is returned.)
You play French Roulette on a standard European wheel, including the numbers 1 to 36 plus 0. The single zero (in contrast with the double zero of its transatlantic cousin) is in green. The numbers 1 to 36 are alternately in black and red colours.
With the French table, the outside betting field is in two parts along both sides of the table layout.
The sharp graphics here have no unnecessary clutter or flash. Players also love the user-friendly, intuitive interface. The layout should be familiar to seasoned French Roulette fans, while this game has a laid-back feel, and new players feel quickly at their ease.
High-definition video broadcasts in real time from a studio in Malta. Views toggle automatically between a view of the wheel when a ball launches and a dealer view at all other times.
French Roulette bets range from €1 to €500 total, with plenty of betting options available. These include inside and outside bets, neighbours and calls bets.
French Roulette’s Special Features
Thanks to the autoplay feature, you can set the game to play up to a thousand spins. But you can interrupt these once certain conditions you have preset have been met.
Equally, the Billboard feature means you can see the numbers drawn as a result of the last few spins so you can place a wager on ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ numbers. (The former are those which have been drawn the most in the last 500 spins, the latter those which are least drawn.)
Meanwhile, the favourite bet feature gives you the chance to save particular custom bets and play these automatically. Alternatively, select wagers from a default list.
There’s also a hideable chat window for chatting to the dealer and other players. Meanwhile a link to NetEnt’s live game lobby means you can join another live table while staying on your current one. (Live chat help is also available.)
The Players’ Bets feature means you can also see the wagers other seated players have placed.
There are three video quality options on offer – Low, Medium and High (Alternatively, switch the stream off completely if you prefer.)
Mute the audio if you wish, and use the sliders to control music volume and the dealer’s voice and general casino sounds.
Return to Player (RTP)
This is actually better than with the American version from NetEnt, at a very decent 97.30%.
Verdict – a safe bet
This is an absolute classic of a table game and one to which, understandably, players return time and again. With quality visuals, flexible settings and friendly croupiers, it’s the game of choice for many committed live roulette fans.