Depiction of Roulette Wheel

The first roulette wheel was created accidentally by Blaise Pascal inspired by the idea of inventing of a perpetual motion machine. Since that time it has been modified until the wheel appeared that we know nowadays. To play roulette wheel is very exciting and this game has a lot of admires.

Roulette wheel construction

The wheel is numbered from 0-36 without any order. The European version of the wheel has only one 0 on it. The American version of the game has a double zero on it as well.

The colors of the wheel include red, black and green for the zero. A big part of the game is also dependent on the color system.

Roulette wheel's construction is rather easy. It is a rotating wheel with a special design that is placed on the roulette table.

The numbers up to 36 are placed among red and black, big and small, even and odd. There are also extra 0 slot and 00 slot in American Roulette.

The ball lands into special pockets near the numbers. There are two main parts of the wheel construction: bowl and wheel head.

The bowl includes a spindle, the lower ball track with the ball deflectors and the ball track.

The wheel head is placed on the ball and fits with the lower and upper ball tracks. The outer edge includes pockets for the ball and colored numbers.

American Roulette Wheel

The American Roulette wheel has 38 numbers and two zero pockets: "0" and "00". All slots are red and black and zero slots are green. Also all numbers divided into the odd and even numbers. Zero slots give the house of 6% advantage. It pays out for about 37 to 1.

European Wheel

This type of the Roulette wheel has only one zero slot "0". This creates a large difference between European and American wheel. Presences of one zero on the wheel gives the modest advantage to the house of two percent. So, playing at the European Roulette table one has more chances of winning.