Characteristics of the American Roulette Wheel

The roulette wheel, thanks to the genius of its inventor, is an interestingly simple yet marvelous piece of engineering. A closer inspection of the roulette wheel will show a huge bowl that is made to spin on its own axis. The interior of the bowl is made to slant into the numbered compartments corresponding to those you see on the table. The ball will ultimately land in any of hose pockets on the roulette wheel. These compartments where the ball would land are colored alternately.

Your standard roulette wheel will be about three feet in diameter and would weigh about a hundred pounds. The numbers on the roulette wheel will not appear in the correct sequence, but that doesn't necessarily mean there is no logical arrangement to the numbers. If you would notice, there is a balance on the roulette wheel between odd and even numbers, red and black compartments, as well as high and low numbers.

You'll find at least three different types of roulette wheels when you go hunting for the best roulette game in many different casinos. You have your standard American Roulette Wheel, the European Roulette Wheel, and sought after Biased Roulette Wheel (though a biased roulette wheel can be either of the two previously mentioned; we'd talk about this further as we go along).

An American Roulette Wheel will have a total of 38 pockets where the ball can land on. The pockets will numbered from one to 36. The American Roulette Wheel will also have the number zero ('0') and a double zero ('00') on it. Both zeros in an American Roulette Wheel are placed opposite each other. You'll also notice that the numbers are facing towards the edge of the roulette wheel.

The arrangement of the numbers on the American Roulette Wheel is insomuch that you'll have a pair of even numbers alternating with a pair of odd numbers. Another intricate part of the balance shown by the American Roulette Wheel is that every black number is placed exactly opposite a red number on the other side of the wheel.

To add to this inventive balance is the fact that for every even number you have on the American Roulette Wheel, the number on the opposite side of the wheel is the next higher odd number in the sequence. An example will be that the number 11 is at the opposite end of the number 12 on the American Roulette Wheel. One last bit is that the sum of each of the pair of numbers will always be either a 37 or a 39.

The American Roulette Wheel is a common sight in casino. It is a demonstration of the brilliance of the game's inventor.