Characteristics of the European Roulette Wheel
The European Roulette Wheel has the same characteristics of the French Roulette Wheel. Both roulette wheels will have 37 compartments or pockets where you'll have the ball land to determine a winner. So the logical thing to do is to contrast the European Roulette Wheel with that of the American Roulette Wheel. Here are the unique things you'll find on the European Roulette Wheel.
The pockets on the European Roulette Wheel are numbered from one to 36 and a single zero. The American Roulette Wheel will have the extra "00" which is absent in the European Roulette Wheel and the French Roulette Wheel. Our European Roulette Wheel follows the standard that the numbers won't be arranged in ascending or descending order.
Instead, the patterns you'll find on the European Roulette Wheel will reveal a mathematical balance. Here are the characteristics of a European Roulette Wheel:
The black and red numbers on the European Roulette Wheel alternate. This characteristic is similar to the American Roulette Wheel. The numbers will be facing toward the center of the European Roulette Wheel (the American Roulette Wheel will have the numbers facing the edge or away from the center of the wheel).
Let's move on to the arrangement of the numbers on a European Roulette Wheel. If you place the zero on the very top of your view of the wheel you'll find a standard arrangement of the numbers. The arc or the semi-circle from the zero going clockwise to the right will contain nine high numbers in red compartments and nine low numbers in black pockets.
Now of if we go the other way around counter-clockwise from zero to the left we'll have the exact opposite: nine low numbers in red pockets and nine high numbers in black pockets. That is really a sample of the mathematical genius of the inventor of the European Roulette Wheel.
The arrangement of the numbers actually have another use other than being the standard method of arranging the numbers on a European Roulette Wheel. The special arrangement of the numbers help with the call bets in this variation of roulette.
Here's a walk through in the call bets in European Roulette. You'll find the Voisins du Zero on the upper portion of the European Roulette Wheel in a counter-clockwise series. We move from 22 going counter clockwise to 18 then 29 all the way back to 25. We continue to move counter-clockwise all the way to six we have the first group of Orphans. Moving forward from 27 in the same direction to 13 then 36 all the way to 33 we have the Tier du Cylindre. After 33 we move along to one then 20 then 14 all the way to nine we have the next group of Orphans.
The arrangement of the numbers and the patterns found on the European Roulette Wheel make it unique from its American counterpart.