Voisins du Zero Bet (Serie 0/2/3)
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Voisins du zero is a type of roulette bet that involves covering 17 numbers, including 0. The English translation of voisins du zero is “neighbors of zero”, and those neighbors refer to the seven numbers to the right of the zero on the roulette wheel along with the nine numbers to the left. That gives us wagers on 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, and 25.
One thing you need to know is that a Voisins du zero bet cannot be placed using a single chip. Instead, it involves placing seven separate bets. These bets are:
- 0, 2, 3 bet for 2 units.
- 1 unit each on the following 5 splits: 4+7, 12+15, 18+21, 19+22, 32+35
- 2 units on the following corner: 25, 26, 28, 29
As you can see, each round using the voisins du zero bet will require 9 betting units. Seeing how we are covering 17 of the 37 numbers on a European roulette board, our chances of winning a round are about 45.95%.
The table below breaks down the percentages for each bet type that we use in a voisin du zero wager.
- Trio 0-2-3: profit 15 units, odds 8.11%
- Splits: profit 9 units, odds 27.03%
- Corner: profit 9 units, odds 10.81%
So, this gives us four possible outcomes. The three listed above, along with the ol’ swing ‘n miss which, ends up costing us 9 units.
Putting Voisins du Zero to the Test
As we do, we ran a simulation to find out how effective the voisins du zero approaches would be over a long session. We used Google Sheets with the relevant formulas to see how four players with $1,000 each could expect to do over 1,000 rounds. The results are depicted in the graph below.
Well, the first thing we can clearly see is that there is a definite downward trend. However, all players managed to stay in the game, and they never really got close to busting out. In fact, Player 3 saw some early success topping out at about $1,200 after around 175 rounds. On top of that, all players saw their bankrolls increase during certain periods of the session. This tells us that voisins du zero probably isn’t a viable long-term approach. Instead, it should only be used sparingly in short bursts.
Tips and Strategies for Using Voisins du Zero
One of the interesting things about the voisins du zero bet is that you can use it in conjunction with other systems and strategies. Let’s look at three of them.
If you aren’t familiar with the d’Alembert betting strategy, be sure to check out our in-depth explanation. In a nutshell, the idea is to increase your bet by one unit following a loss and lowering it after a win. A lot of roulette players who use d’Alembert with voisins du zero stake 1 unit instead of 2 on the trio 0, 2, 3 and the corner bet.
The benefit of integrating d’Alembert with voisin du zero is that it allows you to recover losses relatively quickly while not being as risky as the Martingale system.
This method is very similar to the Martingale system, which means that it’s a little riskier than the d’Alembert method. With this approach, we double the stake amount after a loss and then return to the base-unit amount following a win. Just be aware of the following pitfalls:
- Because we are placing several bets each round, you can zero out your bankroll or reach the table bet limit faster than you would with the Martingale system.
- Recuperating from losses will take longer than it would with Martingale.
- You risk losing your bankroll quickly if you hit a cold streak.
Add an Extra Straight-Up Bet
Some players who place voisins du zero bets like to add an extra straight-up bet and sometimes an extra split bet. This increases our odds of winning, and it also gives us a couple more high-payout possibilities. It also makes the game a bit more fun. Perhaps the biggest disadvantage is that you may not have enough time to place so many bets if you are playing live roulette online.
Players like how the voisins du zero bet is a simple one that gives them a 45.95% chance of winning. It is also compatible with a wide range of other systems and betting strategies. However, our simulation demonstrates that this method is unsustainable over long sessions. As such, we only recommend it in small doses. Even then, you need the roulette gods on your side. We suggest that you experiment with voisin du zero. Make your own modifications and see how different betting regimens work out. For instance, you can always use other sections of the wheel.