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Roulette is, hands-down, one of the most popular gambling games you can find in any casino worldwide. Whether you visit a brick-and-mortar establishment for the classic in-person experience or an online casino, roulette will definitely be one of the most sought-after games there.

A game that originated sometime in the late 1700s, roulette has literally been around for hundreds of years. Yet, this game remains one of the most popular features at casinos. And with the rise of online roulette games, this centuries-old classic has become more accessible to people.

To make it even better, there are far more variations of the game available in online casinos that offer better odds than land-based versions found in most casinos, and they offer plenty of exciting bonuses that make them more attractive.

For a game that literally revolves around luck, it is very easy to learn how to play but difficult to master. After all, there is only so much you can do when the outcome of your bets will be decided by which pocket the ball lands in once the croupier releases it.

Despite the inherent element of luck involved with roulette, many people still try to devise strategies that can help them predict where the ball will land or what the outcome of the next spin will be. In fact, we are sure you will find a ton of posts online talking about “foolproof ways to win in roulette every time” if you search for them.

Let us tell you straight away that there is no way to predict the outcome of roulette. Even online roulette games use Random Number Generators (RNGs) to ensure that the result of each spin is genuinely randomized and not based in any way, shape, or form on the previous results.

There are several approaches roulette enthusiasts take when choosing numbers to place wagers on. Today’s post will discuss the art of betting the action numbers at roulette. While it might not be a way to guarantee winnings, it sure can make your experience far more entertaining.

What are Action Numbers in Roulette?

Let’s consider a roulette wheel that is in completely perfect condition. With no damage, dents, or imperfections of any kind, the pockets on this roulette wheel will be the same in width and length. However, wheels with imperfections might have some degree of ‘bias’ that produces results differently from results generated entirely by chance. Of course, it is not easy to detect the wheel bias right away. You will need to observe the action on a roulette table for several sessions to determine if the wheel indeed does favor a few pockets more than others.

Betting on action numbers is essentially a betting system based on the idea that roulette wheels are the same in that the numbered pockets are distributed evenly on the wheel. The numbers of all single-zero wheels have the same width and length, and the numbers of all double-zero wheels have the same width and length. Players who want to exploit the sequencing bet on any of the so-called “action” numbers.

On the American roulette wheel variant with two green zero pockets, the action numbers are 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33. In the European roulette wheel variant with one green zero pocket, the action numbers are 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33.

In both variants, these groups of numbers are close to each other or are placed side-by-side on the wheel. As the ball spins on the rim of the stationary wheel, it always flirts with one of these numbers, theoretically translating to better odds of a winning bet.

The Art of Betting on Action Numbers

Now, with understanding what the action numbers are out of the way, let’s take a look at how you can theoretically benefit from betting on action numbers. The numbers 10 through 15 are placed in a sequence on the betting table. You can place a six-line bet by placing chips between 10 and 13 to cover these six numbers.

You can make another bet on action numbers by placing a six-line bet on the numbers 28 through 33 by placing three chips between 28 and 31. Lastly, you can place one more bet by making a corner bet for 17, 18, 20, and 21. And voila, with just a few chips, you have some action on all the action numbers.

Wrapping it up

 Casino chips on a roulette table
An image showing a dealer at the roulette table placing a tray full of casino chips on the betting layout.

A word of caution on gambler’s fallacy. Gambler’s fallacy is when players believe that the result of random events can somehow influence the outcome of future rounds. You should always remember that any event that takes place on the roulette wheel in one round will not determine the outcome of any future spins.

Roulette is a thrilling game, and it provides you with an exciting experience. However, you should never forget the fact that despite all the strategies you can find online, it is a game based purely on luck. You cannot influence the results in any way or predict the outcome. The only thing you can do to maximize your chances of landing a winning round is to place bets that are safer than others. The reward for low-risk bets might not be as great, but it decreases your chances of losing your entire bankroll.

Betting on action numbers when playing roulette can theoretically increase your chances, but relying on it as your sole strategy while betting with the hopes of winning every time would be unwise. We recommend learning these strategies to make the game more interesting for you to play and nothing more. They can theoretically increase your chances of winning, but you should never go overboard with how much you wager following any strategies you learn. Follow our blog at Fullroulette if you want to read more informative posts about the game.

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