The Meanings of Numbers
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 11 To 20
11 – The number 11 has been considered to be a number which represents internal conflict. Another fitting feeling that we’ve all probably experienced while at the roulette table, trying to figure out what our lucky numbers for the day will be.
12 – The number 12 is very significant across many cultures historically. There are 12 months in a year, thus 12 signs for the zodiac calendar but if you’re into 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 to be it’s counterpart as an unlucky number. Western superstitions dictate that to dine with 13 people at a table is unlucky, perhaps in reference to the Last Supper.
14 – We’ve already looked at a couple of words who’s pronunciation in Chinese and Japanese sound like other words, but try this one on for size. In Chinese culture this is an unlucky number because “one” “four”, when said, sounds just the words that mean “want to die.” Sorry for being a little morbid, we’re just the messengers.
15 – This number has some meaning for anybody who believes in equality amongst all people. Susan B. Anthony fought her entire life for women’s rights, and her birthday was on the 15th day of February. We’re not really sure what her lucky numbers were, or if she was even a fan of roulette, but thanks to her efforts there’s a little girl out there somewhere today who’s spinning a roulette wheel for the first time and she’s not going to let anybody hold her back from her dreams! Isn’t that sweet?
16 – It was the 16th amendment to the US constitution that made it lawful for the government to collect taxes from us, so this one is certainly a lucky number for a lot of people sitting in public office, don’t you think?
17 – In Tarot, the 17th card is the card of the stars and it represents hope. You know, like “Boy, I really hope this Voisins bet pays off.”
18 – Eighteen is the legal voting age! In many Canadian provinces, it’s also the legal drinking age and thus the age at which you can finally enter a casino to put your lucky numbers and number meanings to the test for real.
19 – According to the Qur’an, 19 is the number of angels which are guarding Hell. On the other hand, it’s also the title of the debut album from the beautiful songstress Adele, who’s voice has captivated millions worldwide. In Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, 19 is a mysterious number. Finally, it’s the last year that one is a teenager, still so young and ready to grab life by the horns. A great candidate to be a lucky number, if you don’t mind the whole 19 angels guarding hell thing, that is.
20 – A group of 20 of something is called a “score”, and scoring is what we’re all looking to do when we sit down at the roulette table so the number 20 gets our stamp of approval when it comes to choosing a lucky number!