The Best Numbers on the Roulette Table

An easy, yet a fascinating game of chance, roulette has captured the attention of many casino players around the world. Although no particular knowledge and skills are required, the potential profits far exceed those from games such as blackjack. Roulette players often focus on the numbers, believing some are lucky ones, while others should be avoided.

So, which are the best numbers on the roulette table? Are some bets better than others? Is there a way to make sure you win every single time? The answers to these questions may surprise many players. In this article, we will try to explain some of the most important aspects of roulette play and dispel widely spread myths about numbers.

Lucky Roulette Numbers and Other Myths

It is no secret that roulette players tend to favor some numbers over others. There are many superstitions about the numbers in this game and most of them are as old as roulette itself. One of the most interesting facts is that the sum of all numbers on the roulette wheel (from 0 to 36) is exactly 666, known as “the number of the beast”, i.e. the number of the Devil and the number that is often associated with the end times in Christian beliefs.

But the theory of numbers in roulette is not all based on pure superstition. Many players believe they can take advantage of biased wheels and manufacturing defects, identifying the numbers that are more likely to be hit on a particular table.

Lucky Numbers
Hot and Cold Numbers
Biased Wheels
RNG Roulette

Are There Good and Bad Numbers on the Roulette Table?

Taking the probabilities into account, we can clearly see that there are no good and bad numbers on the roulette table. As we have already pointed out, the numbers are equally likely to win or lose. But what about the different bets in the game? Along with the opportunity to bet on a single number, players can also bet on two, three and more numbers at the same time. Is this a better strategy in the long term? Yes and no.

Roulette Odds
House Edge
Winning Potential and Profitability

Popular Tactics to Increase One’s Winning Chances

Call/Announce Bets

Betting Patterns

Progressive Betting Systems

Some players prefer betting on certain sections of the wheel rather than the betting layout. This tactic is especially popular in land-based casinos and for those who believe they can exploit a biased wheel. After spotting a hot number or several hot numbers that are located close to each other on the wheel, they assume that there may be a certain imperfection of the wheel or the table. According to this theory, the ball will land on one side of the wheel more frequently.

Betting on adjacent or neighboring numbers is possible with the so-called racetrack layout, which is typically offered in European and French-style roulette games. There, players can make bets on up to 17 numbers located in one section of the wheel. These bets are known as Call or Announce Bets and include Voisins du zéro (17 numbers), Tiers du cylindre (12 numbers), Orphelins (8 numbers), and Jeu zéro (7 numbers). The Neighbors Bets, on the other hand, allow betting on a single number and its neighboring numbers (up to 5 neighbors on either side are usually available).

Before making these bets, players should know that multiple chips need to be wagered for every one of them, which means they could be quite costly. Calculating the odds for them is a more complicated task since they combine several bets into one. That’s why Call Bets should be made with caution, especially by novices or players with small bankrolls.

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Mistakes to Avoid

A successful roulette strategy combines a good money management plan with the right types of bets. It is crucial for players to also recognize the mistakes they have made and try avoiding them as much as possible. We have already mentioned a few myths and misconceptions about the game of roulette but there are several additional things to consider.

Sticking to the Numbers That Are Due to Win
Relying on Progressive Systems
Believing and Losing/Winning Streaks

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Dan Jeremy

Is there any point in taking a look at the “hot” and “cold” numbers that some roulette games display?

Asked by: Jeremy | Asked on: 2023-06-12
Answered by: Dan | Answered on: 2023-06-13

Not really. If you use some rationality in your decision-making process while playing roulette, you will clearly understand that any fair roulette wheel has no memory of past results. That means that every new spin offers a result, which is free of any bias. While some numbers appear more often during a certain duration of betting, that is only due to luck. Even though some roulette games offer statistics of so-called “hot” and “cold” numbers, these cannot help you determine the result of any of the upcoming spins. These statistics, however, often give a false feeling of predicting the correct result on the next few spins, especially if you believe in superstitions and losing/winning streaks. At the end of the day, you should keep in mind that roulette is a casino game based on luck and you should make your bets with that thought in mind.

Dan Heather

Can you suggest a way to cover as many numbers on the roulette wheel as possible?

Asked by: Heather | Asked on: 2023-11-23
Answered by: Dan | Answered on: 2023-11-24

If you are looking for a way to cover as many numbers on the roulette wheel as possible, you can consider several pattern options. Of course, since straights pay the highest amount, you might want to make multiple straight bets, covering almost the entire wheel. To ensure yourself a small profit, you may want to cover 35 numbers by placing a single-unit stake on each one of them. For example, a $1 bet on 35 numbers will make your total bet $35 and can bring you a gain of $1 if any of the numbers you have picked wins.

If you stick to the same $1 single-unit bet, a similar profit of $1 can be achieved by making 11 street bets, which will allow you to cover 33 numbers with a total bet of $11. Placing 17 splits will also ensure a big coverage of 34 numbers for a total bet of $17. Making five double streets will help you cover 30 numbers with a total stake of $5, and placing a bet on 1-18 and the third dozen will allow you to bet on 30 numbers by placing a $5 bet ($3 on 1-18 and $2 on the third dozen). Even though the potential win on each of these patterns is $1, you can still enjoy plenty of successful betting sessions by covering as many numbers as possible.