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Last updated: 23 July 2022

In Roulette, the wheel is the battleground. The outcome is entirely decided by Lady Luck. The ball's fixed point on the wheel is where every roulette player's eyes are fixed in expectation. A tiny change, a minor spin of the wheel, one number left or right, might be the difference between ruin and victory. It is impossible to consider yourself a roulette player until you have understood the physical and mechanical components of the game. The game is played entirely on the wheel.

The untrained eye cannot see the difference between the various types of roulette wheels, but with closer inspection, the distinctions become clear. One of the first considerations roulette players must make is whether to spin a European or American roulette wheel, as these are the two most common varieties of roulette wheels. One significant difference is that the American version includes two zeroes on the cylinder, giving the casino a more significant edge. This should scare potential players, but there are still many who prefer this form of a Roulette wheel, mainly because there are no alternatives in some countries, like the United States, where the great majority of casinos only have double zero wheels.

Interestingly, the initial roulette game developed in France featured two zeros (0 and 00). However, this changed when German casinos wished to compete and introduced single zero roulette to attract more customers. In addition, please keep in mind that there are also several types of tables and rule modifications in addition to the many types of wheels.

How Many Number in American Roulette

How Many Number in American Roulette
Roulette Wheel (Source: Freepik)

The American roulette wheel has 38 pockets, ranging from 0 to 36, with the added 00 number. 18 of these pockets are red, 18 are black, and the two slots with 0 and 00 are green. These slots, like successive numbers, are located on the opposite side of the cylinder, and there are no neighboring numbers of the same color. 

On the American roulette wheel, the counterclockwise sequence of numbers is as follows: 0, 2, 14, 35, 23, 4, 16, 33, 21, 6, 18, 31, 19, 8, 12, 29, 25, 10, 27, 00, 1, 13, 36, 24, 3, 15, 34, 22, 5, 17, 32, 20, 7, 11, 30, 26, 9, 28.

How Many Number in European Roulette

The solitary zero on the European or French roulette wheel gives it a preferable option for those who wish to reduce the impact of volatility. The casino advantage is considerably reduced, and players will win significantly more often or at the very least limit losses. The other 36 numerals are divided in half, with 18 being black and the remaining numbers being red. The zero slot remains green. 

The numbers on the European roulette wheel are numbered 26, 3, 35, 12, 28, 7, 29, 18, 22, 9, 31, 14, 20, 1, 33, 16, 24, 5, 10, 23, 8, 30, 11, 36, 13, 27, 6, 34, 17, 25, 2, 21, 4, 19, 15, and 32 in this order clockwise.

European Roulette Wheel-Based Bets

Various bets are peculiar to the European wheel configuration. The dealer places these wagers once a player directs him and hands him the chips. To avoid any misunderstandings, the dealer repeats the bet. The wagers are as follows:

Zero Play

  • The following numbers were covered: 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, and 15.
  • How to bet: One chip on the 0/3 split, one chip on the 12-15 split, one chip on the 26 straight up, and one chip on the 32-35 split.

Voisins De Zero (Neighbors Of Zero)

  • Included are the following numbers: 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, and 25.
  • How to bet: 9 chips were wagered: 2 on the 0-2-3 triple, one on each of the following splits: 4-7, 12-15, 18-21, 19-22, 32-352, and 1 on the corner of 25-26-28-29.

Orphelins (Orphans)

  • Numbers discussed include: 17, 34, 6, 1, 20, 14, 31, and 9.
  • How to bet: 5 chips bet, one chip on 1, and one chip on each of the splits: 6-9, 14-17, 17-20, 31-34.


  • Covered numbers included: 33, 16, 24, 5, 10, 23, 8, 30, 11, 36, 13, 27
  • How to bet: 6 chips on each of the following splits: 5-8, 10-11, 13-16, 23-24, 27-30, 33-36.


  • Numbers Covered: the bettor specifies the center number "and its neighbors" after spinning the wheel five times.
  • How to bet: Five chips bet, one chip straight on each number.

American Roulette Wheel-Based Bets

The normal inside and outside roulette bets are used on the American roulette table. To assist you in comprehending each of these two types of bets, let's look at each outside and inside bet in American roulette separately:

Outside Bets

Outside bets have lower rewards but are much less hazardous because they are based on vast groupings of numbers.

As a result, these bets are best suited to novice American roulette players or careful gamblers. In American roulette, you can put the following outside bets:


In American roulette, there are three horizontal columns with twelve numbers each. Column bets are placed on one of these columns.

You put your chips in the far right box of the betting board, which is denoted by the 2:1 odds when you bet on a column. In American roulette, the columns are split into the following numbers:

  • 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, and 36 in the first column
  • 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, and 35 in the second column
  • 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, and 34 in the third column


The dozens bet in American roulette, like the column bet, divides the betting numbers into three groups that can be wagered on. The distinction is that the numbers are split according to their numerical value.

Numbers 1 to 12 are classified as part of the first dozen. The second set includes numbers 13 through 24. Finally, the numbers 25 to 36 belong to the third dozen.


You can wager on either all-even or all-odd numbers with the first of the three even-money bets in American roulette.

On the betting board, the odd numbers bet box is situated on the right side of the "black" betting option, while the even numbers bet box is situated on the left side of the "red" betting option.


You may place a primary color-based wager by selecting either all red or all black pockets. By placing the chips in the central bottom box denoted "red" or "black," you may make this outside bet on American roulette. There are 18 numbers in each color.


The third even-money wager of the American roulette bet is selecting between low and high numbers. It comprises two groups of 18 numbers, this time from 1 to 18 and 19 to 36. You place your chips on the bottom left box of the betting board to bet low and your chips on the bottom right box of the betting board to wager high.

Inside Bets 

Because they require placing wagers on specific numbers or smaller groupings of numbers, inside bets are typically riskier than outside bets.

Inside wagers may have higher rewards, but they also have far lower winning odds. The inner bets that are possible in American roulette are listed below:


One single number on the roulette wheel is the subject of a straight bet, also known as a straight-up bet. You only need to place the chips on the number you wish to bet on, making it the most straightforward wager you can make in roulette. In addition to being the highest paying, it also has the lowest winning chances, as we indicated above.


A split bet is any stake on the roulette betting table that covers two neighboring numbers. The numerals might be horizontally and vertically contiguous.

In a land-based casino, you place your chips in the line of the two numbers you wish your wager to cover.


The street bet is placing your chips at the bottom end of the row you want to bet on and betting on three numbers. You can place your bet on any row. For example, if you're betting on 22, 23, or 24, you'd wager on the bottom line of the number 22.

In addition, you can place a wager on a street that isn't in a row on the US roulette betting board but is nonetheless regarded as such, such as a 0, 1, 2 street, 00, 0, 2 street, or 00, 2, 3 street.


On the American roulette betting board, the corner bet includes four numbers that are located in the same corner.

The chips for this wager are placed on the corner where all four digits are in contact.

For instance, to bet on the corner of the numbers 31, 32, 34, and 35, you would simply place your chips where these numbers meet in the middle.


This American roulette wager, also known as a basket bet, is unique to this game since it contains the 00 number.

This wager covers the first five numbers on the US roulette betting board, which are 0, 00, 1, 2, and 3. While it has a good payout of 6 to 1, the odds make it disadvantageous. This is why many roulette players refer to this bet as a sucker bet.


A line bet involves betting on two vertical rows of three numbers for a total of six numbers. For example, this can contain 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and is placed at the bottom end of the bet between the two rows you wish to include.

What You Should Know About Roulette Layout

What You Should Know About Roulette Layout
Group of people behind roulette gambling table (Source: Freepik)

The arrangement of the numbers on the wheel track in both American and European versions is entirely different from what their numerical value would imply, and it is completely different for each of the two types of wheels. In principle, this is one of the reasons why roulette is such an impressively balanced game. The sequence of the numbers on the wheel is carefully planned to achieve four distinct goals:

Perplex the Participant

Making a mental image of the wheel and comprehending the relationship between the numbers and sectors is quite challenging for a beginner player. Due to this, it is particularly challenging to identify bias or to place bets in particular industries. The arrangement of the roulette wheel might sometimes be confusing. The order of the numbers on the roulette wheel is memorized by skilled players. Often, this comes simply from experience, but you should attempt to have a reasonably clear concept of where the numbers are as soon as possible.

The Colors on the Wheel Should Entirely Alternate

Two consecutive numbers should be colored differently. This is a requirement for both types of wheels. Furthermore, the color distribution on the table should be as even as possible. However, this was a secondary consideration.

As much as feasible, the low (1-18) and high (19-36) numbers should rotate 
The number 5 next to 10 is the only location in European roulette where this criterion is not satisfied. Many sectors of the American wheel have neighboring Low numbers and adjacent High numbers. This is why the American wheel is not as well balanced as the European.

Moreover, there shouldn't be more than two even or odd numbers next to each other, and odd and even numbers should be pretty scattered across the wheel.


It may be argued that American roulette and European roulette are two of the most popular roulette variants. Both roulette games sound similar, yet they are really different. The majority of new casinos provide both American and European varieties of live roulette.

There are 38 American roulettes in all, with red and black numbers making up 18 of them while green numbers make up 2 of them. On the other hand, there are a total of 37 European roulettes, of which 18 have red and black numbers and one has green ones. As a result, American roulette has a lower success rate than European roulette, which has a higher possibility of winning. The rationale is that European roulette has a lower house edge of 2.7 percent.

Published: 23 July 2022 11:20