Playing Neighboring Numbers at Roulette

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What are Neighboring Numbers in Roulette?

Roulette is the most popular game found in any online casino.

In land-based venues, it has been one of the meeting places for all types of players, who spread out among the various tables to seek their luck.

With the advent of online casinos, it is possible to play live roulette without leaving home, with the comfort of enjoying the game while sitting on our sofa.

Whether in land-based casinos or online, roulette has a legion of followers.

Many of them rely on their favorite numbers to seek their fortune; others rely on some of the more common gambling strategies such as the Martingale, the Fibonacci sequence or the D'Alembert or Labouchere methods.

But players who are really good at roulette often use a different strategy: they play on a particular sector of the wheel, i.e. they predict that the ball will land on a particular part of the wheel.

To bet in this way, the neighboring numbers are used, i.e. the numbers that are placed together on the roulette wheel.

For example, the neighbors of 0 are the numbers 26, 32, 3 and 15.

By betting on 0 and its neighbors we are playing five numbers in a row on the roulette wheel in the hope that the ball will land in that specific sector of the cylinder.

And different strategies are used to play the neighboring numbers, each with its own name.

Strategies to Play Neighboring Numbers 

As we told you in a previous post about roulette here on Casinoble, the 37 numbers in European roulette are divided into three sectors: the neighbors of the 0, the orphans and the third of the cylinder.

The aim is to bet on these groups with as few chips as possible in order to minimize the risk in case you don't get your bet right.

In American roulette it is common to find game mats that, in addition to the numbers and the traditional outer games, also have the roulette numbers painted on them.

They are placed on the cylinder and divided into their three main groups (neighbors of 0, orphans and third).

It allows us to bet directly on this group of numbers with the chips we want.

In some cases, the group of 0 neighbors is called the “0/2/3 series”, while the group of numbers in the third of the cylinder is called the “5/8 series”.

Neighbors of 0

This is the largest group in roulette as it is made up of a total of 17 numbers, the 0 and its 16 neighbors (nine on the left and seven on the right), and the move is made with 9 chips.

This move is known by various names such as ‘big series' or also ‘zero sector'.

In addition, there is a variant called ‘the zero and its neighbors’ that includes one more chip that is played directly to the 0 looking for the full house.



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Lukas is one of the leading authors at Casinoble. He entered the casino world through his passion for online poker. Lukas is also a dedicated sports betting fan. At Casinoble, Lukas usually writes about Live Dealer Games, Sportsbetting and Betting Strategies.

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