Roulette Wheel

Roulette Wheel

European Roulette Wheel

There are a total of 37 numbered pockets in European roulette wheel. The number starts from zero and then 1 to 36. The numbers are alternated in red and black colours. Going towards the right side of Zero slot nine numbers are locate there. The numbers in this direction of the arc are all black in number. They numbers are 17, 15, 13, 11, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2 in their descending order.

There are also another set of nine numbers which are red in colour and are bigger in magnitude than the ones in black. The numbers are in their descending order 36, 34, 32, 30, 27, 25, 23, 21 and 19.

On the opposite direction are also two sets of numbers. There is a set in black colours and another set in red colour. Those in black colours are bigger in magnitude that those in red colour. They are:

Number in Black colours










Numbers in red










European roulette wheel has 3 arcs they are as follows:

Tier du Cylinder

33, 16, 24, 5. 10, 23, 8, 30, 11, 36, 13 and 7

Voisins du Zero

25, 2, 21, 4, 19, 15, 32, 0, 26, 3, 35, 12, 28, 7, 29, 18, 22

Orohan and Orphelin

9, 31, 14, 20, 1, 6, 34, 17

American Roulette Wheel

Unlike the European roulette wheel, American roulette has a total of 38 slots including a double zero numbered pockets that differentiates it from the European roulette wheel. As you can see from the above, there is no double zero slot in European roulette. With the exception of this double zero slots, the rest of the numbered pockets are the same with that of the European roulette.

There is a kind of mathematical equilibrium between the numbers in black and the numbers in red in American roulette wheel arrangement. The same can be said of higher numbers and lower number as well as the odd and even numbers.

The numbers are alternate in red and black with two odds numbers following two even numbers. The arrangement of the numbers is such that the black numbers are in reverse direction to the red numbers. The odds numbers are arranged in such a manner that next to an odd is a higher even number.

The colours of the zero slots are the same. The two zero slots - 0 and 00 - are green in colour. With this description of the two wheels you can now play roulette.