Roulette table superstitions: the meaning of the numbers
Numerical meanings from 0 to 36
0: The number 0 is one of the most important numbers, but when it comes to roulette, it is the number that gives the house the advantage, so it is not a lucky number for us, it is a number of lucky for casino owners.
1 – They say that one is the loneliest number, and that rings true even at a roulette table, since the number 1 is part of the French orphans bet. This number can represent strength. It can also represent new beginnings, which are more than welcome after a streak of bad luck.
2 – the number 2 has to do with balance. According to the Pythagoreans, the number 2 is the most unfortunate number, in fact they declared that the second day of each month represents the god of the underworld, Hades. In the Far East, however, they consider number 2 very lucky.
So how about that for balance?
3 – They say that the third time is the charm, which is not always necessarily true while you are at the roulette table, but we will accept any help we can get, right?
4 – Do you remember the Pythagoreans who thought that number 2 was bad and unfortunate? They also believed that the number 4 was a perfect number. It represents many things like the four seasons, the four directions in a compass, the four winds, and the four elements (Earth, Wind, Fire, and Air). The Irish believe in the luck of a 4 leaf clover. Have you ever come across a four leaf clover on your way to a roulette table? Me neither.
5 – According to mystical numerology, the number 5 carries with it an aura of uncertainty. It is very rare to find certainties in life, especially in a casino, so perhaps this characteristic is true for all the numbers on the roulette table.
6 – Some believe that six is a symbol of luck, but what happens when you have the number 6 three times in a row? We will talk more about the meaning of this at the end of the article.
7 – There are seven colors in the rainbow, but only three on a roulette table. Red, black and green. Seven is often referred to as the luckiest number.
8 – In Asia, 8 is a lucky number for several reasons. First of all, the number 8 looks like the infinity symbol that is of great importance to Asian cultures, and also the way it is pronounced in Chinese sounds similar to the word for “wealth” or “prosperity”. I will take wealth and prosperity over good luck any day of the week.
9 – Known as the number of magic, heaven and the Creator. 9 is also the number of lives a cat has. In Japanese, the number 9 sounds similar to the word “pain”, which contrasts with the Chinese number 8 that we just met.
10 – They call it a perfect 10. In Sikhism, there were 10 gurus, so this is a very significant number for them. In the Bible, Egypt was cursed by ten plagues. One thing that is becoming clear as we explore all the double meanings these numbers have is that it really depends on how you see things.
11 – The number 11 has been considered to be a number that represents an internal conflict. Another fitting sentiment we’ve all probably experienced while sitting at the roulette table, trying to figure out what our lucky numbers will be for the day.
12 – The number 12 is very significant in many cultures historically. There are 12 months in a year, therefore 12 signs for the zodiac calendar, but if you like Tarot cards, you will know that 12 is the number of the hanged man. Uh oh!
13 – Just as seven is lucky, 13 is often considered its counterpart as an unlucky number. Western superstitions dictate that dining with 13 people at one table is unfortunate, perhaps in reference to the Last Supper.
14 – We have already seen a couple of words whose pronunciation in Chinese and Japanese sounds like other words, but try this one to see the size. In Chinese culture, this is an unfortunate number because “one” “four”, when said, sounds just like the words that mean “I want to die.” Sorry for being a bit morbid, we are just the messengers.
15 – This number has some meaning for anyone who believes in equality between all people. Susan B. Anthony fought her entire life for women’s rights and her birthday was on February 15th. We’re not really sure what her lucky numbers were, or if she was a fan of roulette, but thanks to her efforts, there is a little girl somewhere today who is spinning a roulette wheel for the first time and she’s not going to give it up. Let no one stop her from her dreams! Isn’t that sweet?
16 – It was the 16th amendment to the United States constitution that made it legal for the government to tax us, so this is certainly a lucky number for many people in public office, don’t you think?
17 – In Tarot, card 17 is the star card and represents hope. You know, like “Wow, I really hope this Neighbors bet pays off.”
18 – Eighteen is the legal age to vote! In many Canadian provinces, it is also the legal drinking age and therefore the age at which you can finally enter a casino to put your lucky numbers and the meaning of the numbers to the test for truth.
19 – According to the Quran, 19 is the number of angels who guard hell. On the other hand, it is also the title of the debut album of the beautiful singer Adele, whose voice has captivated millions of people around the world. In Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, 19 is a mysterious number. Finally, it is the last year that one is a teenager, still so young and ready to take life by the horns. A great candidate to be a lucky number, if you don’t mind the 19 angels that protect hell, sure.
20 – A group of 20 of something is called “scoring”, and scoring is what we all seek to do when we sit down at the roulette table so that the number 20 gets our stamp of approval when it comes to picking a lucky guy. number!
21 – This is the drinking age in most of the United States of America. Yee-haw! 21 grams is the weight of the soul, according to some research that is generally considered absolutely meaningless and without merit, so … there is that too.
22 – There is a Jay-Z song in which he rhymes the words “two”, “also” and “a” 22 times. If hearing Jay-Z say two multiple times makes you feel lucky, look no further than 22 as your luckiest number.
23 – The 23rd Enigma is a belief that most events that happen are somehow connected to the number 23. You may have heard of Jim Carrey’s movie The Number 23 which is about a man who becomes obsessed. If so, then you can’t, you haven’t been warned about obsessing over this number!
24 – There are twenty-four hours in a day, but they seem to go by a lot faster when you’re on a winning (or losing) streak. I wonder why it is so?
25 – The Book of Revelation says there were 25 thrones.
26 – There are 26 red cards and 26 black cards in a normal deck of cards. Red and black, sound familiar? Some people will actually use a deck of cards to help them choose which color to bet on roulette.
27 – European roulette is a popular version of the game that features a single zero, rather than a double zero. Why does this matter? There are 27 countries in the European Union, so could this number be lucky for someone who is playing European roulette?
28 – The atomic mass of silicon is 28. We’ve all seen our share of silicon at the roulette tables, especially in Las Vegas, and it seems like it’s often there as a form of good luck charm, so take some that’s what you think. Will!
29 – Tom Waits sings songs about unlucky people, and he happens to have a song called “$ 29.00”.
30 – Thirty minutes, half an hour, the average length of a paralyzing sitcom and also the number of ounces of silver it took to convince Judas to betray Jesus in the Bible. It is up to you to decide if this number will betray you or lead you to silver and gold.
31 – This is a lucky number for musicians because there are 31 triads in music theory. It is music to the ears to hear that the roulette ball lands in the correct slot, that’s for sure.
32 – Here’s another one for music fans. During his lifetime, Beethoven completed exactly 32 piano sonnets.
33 – It is said that Alexander the Great could have died at the age of 33. That certainly makes this a lucky number if you were one of their enemies.
34 – The number 34 has various meanings in all cultures, generally seen as a lucky number since 3 + 4 = 7.
35 – 35mm film is popular for both film and photography. He is also the former Jersey number of the great retired Chicago Blackhawk Tony Esposito. If you are under the age of 35 and want to be president of the United States of America, you are out of luck as this is the minimum age you must be to run for president.
36 – The 36 Views of Mount Fuji is a famous collection of paintings by a Japanese artist named Katsushika Hokusai. It is also, of course, the highest number on the roulette table and one of the 37 or 38 total numbers when zero or double zero is included, depending on the style of roulette wheel you are playing on. The American wheel has two zeros, while the European roulette has only one.
We have seen that many numbers have their own spiritual meaning in numerous religions and beliefs, but why is roulette nicknamed “The Devil’s Game”? Well, we mentioned that the number 666 had some meaning long earlier on our list, and the reason this relates to roulette is pretty simple. If you add up all the numbers on the roulette board, you’re left with … You guessed it … 666, the Number of the Beast. Sometimes though, you just have to put on your nice shoes and dance with the devil.
What are your lucky numbers?
Has any of this gossip changed your lucky numbers? Knowing the meaning of the numbers can be a fun exercise, but it is important to remember that the roulette table is random and the roulette ball is as likely to land in the slot of any given number as it is to land on any other number. . Unless, of course, you decide to believe some of the superstitions and facts that we have laid out in this article, of course, in which case anything is possible!