The most famous "Neighbours" bet (or neighbors to use the American spelling which you will see quite often) is the "Voisins du Zero Bet" or "Neighbours of Zero" which is a 9 chip bet that covers 8 numbers each side of the zero- so a bet on 17 numbers in total.
Some of the more premium roulette variants will also allow you to make Neighbours Bets on any single number of your choosing with straight up bets. You bet on the number you choose, of course, and on the neighbouring numbers either side of it (on the wheel that is, not the table). Some variants will place a set number of bets either side (normally 5), but the best premium variants like Premier Roulette and it's sequel- Premier Roulette Diamond - are totally flexible, and will allow you to choose from between 1-8 numbers on each side, so you bet on between 3 and 17 numbers.
Example of a "7 Neighbours of 19" Bet (Premier Roulette)
Here's how to make a Neighbour's Bet on Premier Roulette, (this took us a while to work this out). Make sure you are in advanced betting mode, then select the number of neighbours you want to go for (between 1 and 8). You then need to select a chip size, and then you make your bet on the racetrack betting zone (the oval showing the Tiers du Cylindre bet, Voisins du Zero etc) rather than the betting table. You should see that it highlights your neighbouring bets as you move your cursor around the betting zone.
The Neighbors Bet is popular with people who chase hot and cold sectors of the wheel. The house advantage is the same as for all other European Roulette bets (2.6%). Your payout will be 35:1 on the number that comes in and it will depend how many neighbours you bet to know your return. This is also quite a neat way of mixing it up a bit if you are playing even money bets (bet 8 Neighbours). it gives you slightly less coverage than, say, a bet on red or black as you are covering 17 numbers and not 18.
Players who like playing thirds with column bets and dozens can also use a 5 neighbours bet (11 bet total, slighty less coverage) or a 6 neighbour's bet (13 numbers in total, slighty more)- which can enable you to mix it up a bit if you are playing hot or cold sectors.
The Best Casino and Variant for The Neighbours Bet?
You'll need a premium variant for this- we would suggest Premier Roulette or Premier Roulette Diamond, as these variants offer you the flexibility of choosing how many neighbouring bets you place. Test them out for free in our free roulette demo section- just make sure you turn on the advanced betting mode. We'd recommend Royal Vegas Casino for these variants.