# What Are The Orphan Numbers In Roulette?

Written by Phoebe

Published date · June 18, 2019 | Last Updated · July 6, 2022 | Read Time: 2 mins

In the French roulette games, the orphan numbers don’t belong to tier du cylindre or voisins du zero roulette system. Because of the number classification, that is why the numbers are called the orphan numbers.

## What are Orphelins Numbers in Roulette?

The orphan numbers are on the revolving wheel or roulette wheel. The numbers fall in two groups on both sides of the revolving wheel or roulette wheel. On the right-hand side, it consists of 3 numbers. These numbers consist of black 17, red 34, and black 6. And it also consists of 5 numbers on the left-hand side. The 5 numbers are red 1, black 20, red 14, black 31, and red 9.

To be more precise, the orphelins roulette system occurs inside bets. So, they typically consist of 5 chips and eight red or black numbers. The five chips calls include 6/9, 14/17, 17/20, 31/34, and the last chip on number one. So, if you’re to bet using orphan numbers, there is only about 2.7% or 1 in 37 chance of winning with 1.

## Can You Play With This in Consideration on Split Bets and Numbers?

Consider this analogy; if you want to win in roulette using the orphan strategy. Let’s assume you have 100 roulette spins and a 500 chip investment. On average, your betting options will likely give you the following wins:

35 chips by 2.7%= 94.5 chips on Number 1

17 chips by 2.7%= 45.9 chips on Number 6

17 chips by 2.7%= 45.9 chips on Number 9

17 chips by 2.7%= 45.9 chips on Number 14

34 chips by 2.7%= 91.8 chips (we have two chips on 17) on Number 17

17 chips by 2.7%= 45.9 chips on Number 20

17 chips by 2.7%= 45.9 chips on Number 31

17 chips by 2.7%= 45.9 chips on Number 34

So, in every 500 chips your stack, you are likely going to average 486 chips back. Using the orphan strategy is great, as the house edge is about 2.7%.