Your Roulette FAQs answered

When it comes to Roulette, there are a few questions many players have about the game itself and how it’s played – whether you’re new or have dabbled a few times, or whether you play online or at your local casino establishment.

With this in mind, we wanted to help clear up any questions you may have about the live casino game, Roulette, to help you feel more like a pro the next time you step up to the table and spin the iconic wheel.

So, if you’re ready, scroll down to start answering some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Roulette.


What equipment is needed for a game of Roulette?

To play a game of Roulette, you’ll need the following –

  • A Roulette table
  • A Roulette wheel
  • A small ball, also known as a pill
  • Betting chips
  • A small marker, also known as a doll
  • A dealer, also referred to as a croupier

Is there a particular order to the numbers on the wheel?

Yes, there is a particular order to the numbers you see spinning into action on the wheel. However, the order of the numbers differs from wheel variant to wheel variant.

What’s meant by this is that the European wheel has an order to its numbers different from the American wheel. See below.

The American wheel number order – 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 European wheel number order – 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.

Why are there two variations of the Roulette wheel?

Before 1843, the only Roulette wheel to be played in casinos in Europe consisted of a single zero (0) and a double zero (00).

However, in 1843, two brothers, Louis and Francois Blanc, removed the double zero from the game, leaving just the single zero. This was to help reduce the house edge and bring in more players to their casino than their rivals.

The single zero wheel became a big hit with players in Europe and surrounding countries, yet despite its popularity, American players preferred the original game with both the single and double zero pockets.

Therefore, the Blanc brother’s wheel became known as the European wheel, whilst the original become known as the American wheel.

Why do some people call Roulette ‘The Devil’s Game’?

Some players around the world refer to Roulette as ‘The Devil’s Game’ due to the fact that if you were to add up all the numbers that feature within the iconic wheel, they total 666.

As you may or may not be aware, the number 666 is associated in many cultures as the sign or number of the devil.

Therefore, many believe that Roulette was invented and played by the devil.

Now you know a little more about this iconic game, will you be heading to a Roulette table either virtually or in person, any time soon?

Sameer Raj has a keen interest in technology. He spent most of his time socializing with gadgets & tools than human beings. With each of his articles, Sameer shares such unique tricks that you might never knew.