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Roulette School

The Roulette Wheel

The Roulette wheel is made of 38 numbers which include 1-36, 0 and 00.

To determine the winning number, a croupier (aka: dealer) spins the wheel one way and then takes a little white ball and spins it the other way inside the wheel which has a tilted circular track that the ball goes around in.

Once the ball loses it's momentum, it usually bounces around and then finally comes to rest within one of the "pockets" (numbers). Players are then paid out accordingly.

Almost all roulette wheels are numbered in the same order as others. This order consists of: (going clockwise)

Single zero wheel: (Euro) 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

Double zero wheel: (American) 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

You can view the image below to decipher which numbers are red and which numbers are black. As you can see, the zero and double zero are the only two green numbers on the wheel.

Note: European Roulette only has 37 numbers as they don't play with a double zero.

American Roulette Wheel

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