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How Does Roulette Numbers Function?

If you take a look at the numbers on a roulette wheel, there are only a few options available to players. What happens when you look at the layout of the Roulette board? There are many ways to win. 

Roulette  is a simple game that can be played in many ways. It is a popular game in casinos around the world.

The most famous sight in a casino is the spinning roulette wheel at the table. Let’s look at the complex and the uncomplicated aspects of this favourite casino game.

Roulette Numbers Bets

Roulette  is very popular due to the wide variety of bets that you can place and the associated odds. Modern Roulette has the same basic betting rules. This listing of all the available bets is sorted according to their odds (English or French).


  • Rouge / Red
  • Black / Noir: a black number
  • Even / Pair: An even number
  • A strange number or impairment
  • Low bet/Manque – Numbers 1-18. Manque, French for “failed,” is the name of this game.
  • Passe/High bet Numbers 19-36 – The name “Passe” comes from the fact that it “passed through the Centrepoint.

2 to 1

  • Premiere douzaine/First dozen: Numbers 1-12 (On French-style mat 12P).
  • Moyenne Douzaine / Middle dozen: Numbers 13-24. (On the Mat in the French style, the square is marked 12M).
  • Last dozen / Dernier Douzaine: numbers 25-36
  • Colonne / Colonne Bet: A column with 12 numbers (The bottom square of any three columns containing twelve numbers).

Longer Odds

  • Line bet at 5 to 1. Sixain 6 numbers. (Place your stake in the intersection of 2 rows of 3 numbers.
  • 8 to 1 Corner Bet / Place your stake at the intersection of a square of four numbers
  • 11 to 1 Street bet/ Transversale/ Carre Simple: A row with three numbers (Halfway to the line at the end of the row that contains three numbers to wager upon).
  • 17 to 1: Split Bet/En Chaval: A pair. To place a wager, you must place your stake on the line that divides both numbers.
  • 35 to 1: Straight up/En Plein – A single number. Place your stake in the box that indicates the number. Place a wager on zero.

Inside bets are those that involve six numbers or less. “Outside bets are bets that involve 12 numbers or more.

European Roulette Numbers Rules

Roulette is easy to understand if you know all the possibilities. Once all the bets have been placed, the croupier signals to halt placing any new bets by the players and then turns the wheel. 

The roulette ball is rolled in the opposite direction. The croupier will announce its outcome when the ball lands on one of the slots in the roulette wheel.

Some casinos or houses may use additional rules like La Partage and En Prison to reduce the casino edge when placing even-money bets. It would be better to decide which to go for before starting to play.

‘En Prison’ Rule

This rule cannot be used to place even money bets. When  zero shows up, the player has two options:

  • You have the option to reclaim half or lose the whole bet.
  • For an all-or-nothing gamble, you can either leave the bet or continue with the next round of roulette. The entire wager will be forfeited if the next spin ends in zero or differs from the imprisoned wager. If the results of the next spin matches the wager, the money will be returned to the player.

‘La Partage’ Rule

La partage roulette is very similar to the En Prison rule. The player can’t choose whether a zero appears, and they lose half the bet.

Roulette Numbers Board Location

The roulette wheel is just one part of the table. The roulette board is the place where players place their chips to place their wagers.

It contains all the red and blue roulette numbers and will have zero and double zero, if any, at its leftmost edge. Other betting options are available in addition to the grid of roulette numbers. 

You can place bets on groups such as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of dozens. These roulette numbers include all high and low numbers, and all red and black, and column bets let you pick another set of 12 roulette numbers. These groups do not include double zero.

Common Roulette Patterns And Bets

European roulette can also include a “racetrack” built around the board and based on the sequence numbers. These are often called “call betting” or “announced gambling” and allow players to make a variety.

  • Neighbours to Zero: This bet covers all numbers between 22 and 25, which can be a sequence that starts at zero.
  • Thirds of The Wheel: This bet is placed on several numbers (one-third of the wheel), just like its name. The numbers selected are those opposite to zero.
  • The Orphans: There are six roulette numbers left that aren’t covered by the Wheel’s Neighbors of Zero or Thirds.

What is the most significant number for a roulette?

Roulette players can become obsessed with the hot and cold numbers. These could be roulette numbers that have hit frequently in recent spins or those that haven’t for a while, and these streaks are irrelevant even for online gamblers.

Each roulette number on a European Roulette wheel has a 37/1 chance of hitting any given spin, regardless of previous spins.

Players prefer some numbers despite this. Seven is considered lucky and is the most preferred number, and 17 is also a popular number because of its central position on the table.

Eight is considered lucky in many Asian cultures and will be bet often, and people won’t bet on 13 because it is considered unlucky.

The third option that is not popular is 0 unless the player is cautious. Place a bet on zero to hedge against odd/even betting.