Roulette Wheel Layout

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The Roulette wheel layout is one of the most important areas of the game. It contains all of the numbers that players can bet on, however, they are not in ascending or descending order, nor are they randomly ordered. The roulette wheel layout has its purpose.

The purpose of the roulette wheel layout is to spread the numbers as evenly as possible:
  • Red and black numbers alternate in both single-zero and double-zero roulette.
  • The high (19-36) and low (1-18) numbers alternate as far as possible. In the single zero roulette there are only two numbers that break this rule: 5 and 10 (two low numbers) are next to each other. Double zero roulette is much less balanced in this respect.
  • The even and odd numbers are also fairly evenly distributed. They don't necessarily alternate, but there are at most two even numbers or two odd numbers next to each other on the roulette wheel.
In other words, the layout of the two roulette wheels is not equally balanced. The single zero roulette wheel, which is used for European and French roulette, is much more balanced than the double zero roulette wheel, used for American roulette, especially when it comes to the alternating distribution of high and low numbers. H

The layout of the roulette wheel can also be important in the game. There are certain bets that use different sectors of the roulette wheel to determine which numbers to bet on. These bets are also called announced bets, and are mainly available at European and French roulette tables.