Fun Facts About the Roulette Wheel

The two most commonly played versions of roulette are European and American. One major difference separates the two styles. European roulette wheels have 37 numbers while American roulette wheels have 38, thanks to the addition of a "00." Each version also has its own sequence of numbers. Myths and legends abound about the design of each wheel.

Number Sequence

The number sequence on an European roulette wheel is as follows: 0-32-15-19-4-21-2-25-17-34-6-27-13-36-11-30-8-23-10-5-24-16-33-1-20-14-31-9-22-18-29-7-28-12-35-3-26. In contrast, the sequence on an American wheel is: 0-28-9-26-30-11-7-20-32-17-5-22-34-15-3-24-36-13-1-00-27-10-25-29-12-8-19-31-18-6-21-33-16-4-23-35-14-2. The 0 and 00 are directly opposite each other in the American version. The sequence of numbers on each wheel doesn't follow a recognizable pattern.

666 Connection

Strangely enough, if a person were to add up each of the numbers on either version of the game, he would end up with a sum of 666. The number 666 is thought to be the number of the beast, or Satan, in Christianity. Popular legend states that the inventor of the European roulette wheel, Francois Blanc, and his brother, Louis, made a deal with the devil to get the idea for its design.

Black and Red

The numbers on the wheel are printed in black or red. Even numbers are black between 1 and 10 and between 19 and 28. But, even numbers between 11 and 18 and 29 and 36 are red. Odd numbers between 1 and 10, and 19 and 28 are red while odd numbers between 11 and 18 and 29 and 36 are black.

The mathematician Blaise Pascal created the basic roulette wheel design in the 17th century. His goal wasn't to create a gambling device, but a perpetual motion machine. Although the perpetual motion machine didn't work, with further tweaks, the game known as roulette eventually emerged. There are some common and agreed-upon strategies for winning a jackpot. Do you know them? Well, it is possible to get to know some of the secrets at the website. The site is especially suitable for French players.