Superstitions On The Roulette Table – The Meanings of Numbers
Part 1 of 4
Across history, many cultures and faiths have given their own meanings and interpretations to numbers. As you know, the roulette table has all of the numbers from 0-36 on it, so we decided to take a look at some of the more interesting meanings that have been attached to numbers, as well as how they relate to the game of roulette. Also, we’ll let you know why roulette is also known as The Devil’s Game.
Below you’ll find a list of every number on the roulette table, along with a tidbit or two of trivia to going along with that number in an effort to explain some of the many number meanings that exist all around our world. After learning the meaning of each number, perhaps you’ll have to reconsider what your favorite lucky numbers are?
The Meanings of Numbers From 1 To 10
0 – The number 0 is one of the most significant numbers, but when it comes to roulette it’s the number that gives the house the edge so it’s not a lucky number for us, it’s a lucky number for casino owners.
1 – They say that one is the loneliest number, and that rings true even on a roulette table as the number 1 is a 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 is all about balance. According to the Pythagoreans, the number 2 is the most unlucky number, in fact they declared the second day of each month to represent the god of the underworld, Hades. In the Far East, however, they consider the number 2 to be very lucky. So – how’s that for balance?
3 – They say that the 3rd time’s the charm, which isn’t always necessarily true while you’re at the roulette table but we’ll take any help we can get, right?
4 – Remember the Pythagoreans who thought that the number 2 was evil and unlucky? They also believed the number 4 to be a perfect number. It represents many things such as the four seasons, the four directions on 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 found 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’s very rare to find any certainties in life, especially in a casino, so perhaps this characteristic is true of all 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’ll talk more about the significance of this at the end of the article.
7 – There are seven colors in the rainbow, but just three on a roulette table. Red, black and green. Seven is often refereed to as being 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 which is of great significance to Asian cultures, and also the way it is pronounced in Chinese sounds similar to the word for “wealth” or “prosperity.” I’ll 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 amount of lives that a cat has. In Japanese, the number 9 sounds similar to the word for “pain”, which is a contrast to the Chinese number 8 which we just learned about.
10 – They call it a perfect 10. In Sikhism, there were 10 gurus so this is a very significant number to them. In the Bible, Egypt was cursed by 10 plagues. One thing that’s becoming clear as we explore all of the double meanings that these numbers have is that it really just depends on how you look at things.
The Meanings of Numbers – Part 1 of 4