A roulette wheel has numbers 1 to 36 and 37 or 38 pockets in total, including the zero pockets, depending on the type of roulette you are playing. Technically, you can bet on all these numbers, but would it be ideal?
Find out by reading this Roulette Online blog post. We will explain in detail how many numbers are in roulette and discuss whether or not you can bet on any number, including the green zero pocket.
How Many Numbers Are In Roulette?
Roulette is a classic casino game playable on a wheel with numbers from 1 to 36. On these wheels, the numbers are not placed in the order of their numerical values, but that is where the table comes in.
The table also allows you to have a clear visual image of how to place your bets, so, from the table, you can see 36 numbers in numerical order. However, the total number of pockets in roulette is different in different variations.
In European roulette, the wheel has 36 numbers but 37 pockets, which include the one green zero pocket. In American roulette, there are 38 pockets because this variation of roulette has two green zero pockets instead of one.
Can You Bet On Every Number In Roulette?
Yes, you can bet on every number in roulette. However, that would not be good practice or a good betting strategy. The highest potential payout on a roulette game is 35:1. When playing roulette, only one number can win, and betting on all numbers at the same time makes no sense.
It means you would lose 35 bets and win only one, and that is if you do not bet on the zeros as well. There is also the house edge to consider, which may potentially increase if you are betting on all the numbers.
With this strategy, you lose as much as you win because you lose all of the bets and potentially win a single one. So, with this strategy, you do not have any prospects of making a profit from your bets even if you do win the bet, and you will essentially lose more than you win.
Can You Bet On Green Zero In Roulette?
All roulette wheels have a zero pocket in them. American roulette has two zero pockets, 0 and 00, and the European version has one zero pocket, 0.
These green zero pockets are what gives the house its edge. For example, if placing an even-money outside bet, such as red/black, high/low or even/odd, whichever one you pick has a lower chance of landing than the other because the green zero pocket(s) count as another pocket that would result in a loss in this scenario. Hence, the odds being in the house’s favour.
Betting on the green zero pockets is allowed in roulette, but it does not typically count as an inside bet. If the ball lands on zero, all the other bets lose unless a player specifically bet on it. So, you can place it as a straight up bet with a potential payout of 35:1, but it is not covered by any of the outside bets.
Can You Bet On All Numbers In Lightning Roulette?
Yes, you can bet on all numbers in Lightning Roulette. Lightning Roulette is a live version of classic roulette created by Evolution Gaming with a high Return to Player (RTP) rate of 97.30%.
The house edge is 2.7%, as standard in European Roulette. But, unlike traditional roulette, Lightning Roulette has multipliers between 50x and 500x your stake. So, if you bet on a number with a multiplier and the number wins, you receive a payout as per the paytable multiplied by the applicable multiplier.
For example, if you bet £10 on a red with a potential payout of 1:1 and it wins, plus the red number has a multiplier of 100x, your potential payout will be £1,000.
How Many Numbers Should You Bet In Roulette?
Deciding how many numbers you should bet on roulette is a personal choice. Technically, you can bet on all the numbers if you wish to. So, deciding how many numbers to bet on may depend on what betting strategy you want to use and your bankroll, and you may also want to factor in the odds of the bet.
For example, if you prefer to place bets that have higher chances of winning but offer less substantial potential payouts, you can go for outside bets. However, if you prefer to place bets that have lower odds of winning but offer more substantial potential payouts, you can go for inside bets.
You can choose to place one straight bet, or 12 using the snake bets method or place dozens and columns bet where you can bet between 12 and up to 36 numbers. It is all up to you.
However, it may be best to remember that no matter how many numbers you bet on, the house edge remains unaffected, and the chances of the ball landing in any given pocket remain the same.
A typical roulette wheel has either 37 or 38 pockets, depending on whether you are playing a European or American variation. Bettors are allowed to place bets on all these numbers at the same time if they wish to.
However, roulette is designed to counter this. If you choose to bet on all numbers, you are placing 37 or 38 straight up bets, so you are guaranteed for one of them to win since all pockets are covered. But the payout of each bet is 35:1, and only one will win. So, if you place a £1 bet on every number, you will bet £37 or £38 in total, but you will only win £35 for the winning one, resulting in a loss.
So, choose your bets wisely and play responsibly.
*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Wins, etc.) mentioned in relation to this game are subject to change at any time.